Darts Farm, Topsham

Seriously fabulous farm shop and restaurant just off the M5 near Exeter

From the humble beginnings of the farm shop hut over 40 years ago Darts Farm has continually evolved to become one of the most exciting shopping experiences in the South West.

The farm shop is still the heart of the business, with the emphasis on food that is locally grown reared, baked or caught. With an on-site master butcher, fantastic deli, fishmonger, baker, cider maker and restaurant, you can do your weekly shop and stay for a meal afterwards.

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.

The family business is, at its core, still a working farm, and sells all of its home-grown produce directly through the farm shop. Then at different times of year there are animals to visit and pick-your-own fruit and vegetables, as well as a fishing ponds and bird hide, a maize maze and a farm walk that takes you around the beautiful vegetable fields.

Topsham, Clyst St George, Exeter, Devon, EX3 0QH

01392 878205

Insider’s tips

The Exe Estuary Meanders from Exeter to the coastal town of Exmouth, past quaint riverside villages and beautiful countryside. If you enjoy looking for wildlife, the RSPB has two nature reserves on the estuary and the site’s been designated of international importance for wading birds. You don’t even need your own bike, as Darts Farm hires out vintage style Pashley bikes.

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