Washingpool Farm, North Allington, Bridport, DT6 5HP
Washingpool Farm is situated 3 miles from West Bay, just outside the market town of Bridport on the B3162 heading towards Salway Ash. Established in 1971 the business has grown dramatically to now include an award winning farm shop, restaurant, fishing lakes, caravan site and two lovely holiday cottages. All situated on a 80 acre working farm.
Farm shop open all year specialising in local and home grown foods. Butcher's department selling farm beef and game as well as other local breeds. 80 different vegetables and fruits grown on the farm. Farm animals for children to visit for free.
Situated less than 50 yards from the coastal path and surrounded by National Trust farmland, our fantastic new farm shop and cafe offers a wide range of our own produce along with a great variety of Cornish produce, all sourced as locally as possible. We supply everything from home reared award winning beef, lamb and pork to homemade pies and cakes, as well as charcuterie, milk, local cheese, eggs, juice, chutneys, jams and other local products. Both the farm shop and the cafe won Gold in the 2016 Taste of the West Awards and the Cafe won Best South West Cafe/Tea Room 2016.
Darts Farm is a nationally award-winning food hub, where the working farm is still at the heart of the business. You can reconnect with nature by visiting the animals, winding your way through the vegetable fields on the farm walk, or wildlife spotting in the bird hide overlooking the wetlands.
Inside is an Aladdin’s cave of artisan goodies! The food hall is stacked with various colourful homegrown veggies, deli goods and storecupboard essentials, and the butchers have a fantastic selection of locally reared meat.
If you’re feeling peckish, a visit to the Restaurant is a must. The chefs use the food hall as their larder, creating delicious seasonal meals; perhaps a gourmet steak sandwich, an artisan charcuterie platter or a traditional Devonshire cream team. If you’re in a hurry, you can always grab award-winning, fresh fish and chips from The Fish Shed.
It’s not just about the food though as there’s also a very stylish lifestyle shopping experience on offer. A compilation of carefully handpicked specialist retailers such as AGA, Fired Earth and Cotswold Outdoor as well small independent boutiques such as Orange Tree, Energy Hair and The Treatment Loft health and beauty are all under one roof. You can even charge your Tesla!
The farm shop is a big part of the farm where as well as our own beef, we sell seasonal vegetables grown on the farm and other locally grown fruit and vegetables. We pride ourselves that vegetables travel only yards not miles to be in our Farm Shop! We also sell local pork from which we make our own sausages and cure our own bacon. We sell local lamb that has been grazed at Higher Trenowin during the year. The eggs are from our small flock of free range hens which you can see in the field in front of the Farm Shop and are also in the cakes and biscuits that Bridgette bakes and sells in the shop. Jams and preserves made by Brigette are available on the shelves along with local honey.
Jon Thorner's began with one simple idea: to offer good food, locally sourced. Starting in 1976, Jon Thorner's was one of the region's very first farm shops and specialised in providing locally reared meat. In this time the business has grown from a single farm shop, to a franchise of butchery counters, a large range of hand made foods, supplying local produce wholesale and running a cafe. But one thing which has remained consistent throughout the years is the quality of our products and where we source them from. We have always focused on supporting local suppliers; Jon has developed an excellent reputation and is respected for his attitude towards local sourcing. We champion the best Somerset has to offer, all under one roof.
A farm shop and restaurant selling our own soft fruit and vegetables plus top fruit from orchards, own beef and local meat, full bakery including pies and pasties, bread and cakes, Free range eggs and preserves, own icecream and a wide range of local superior products. Also a large daytime restaurant selling hearty breakfasts, lunch and cream teas etc. Both the cafe and the farm shop won Gold with the farm shop winning Best South West Farm Shop in 2016 Taste of the West Awards.