Run by three generations of the same family, Washingpool Farm is an award winning farm shop, with a restaurant, accommodation and the provision for school visits all on site.
With a huge range of products, both produced on site and sourced from around Dorset, Washingpool Farm Shop has gained a reputation for providing high quality produce at good prices. You’ll find a huge range including home reared beef, pork, lamb, vegetables and flowers to ready meals, soups and cakes.
In addition to these products, the shop also stocks a large selection of ciders, beers, cheeses, pies, biscuits, chocolate, meats, cereals, bread and almost everything else you can think of from over one hundred local suppliers.
The farm shop has achieved a gold award from taste of the west for 15 consecutive years and is often commended for its friendly staff and good range of food and drink. Alongside the farm shop is the farmer’s kitchen restaurant, a range of accommodation and fishing lakes. the farm also hosts school visits in collaboration with the Melplash Agricultural Society’s discover farming team.
Situated three miles from West Bay, the Washingpool Farm was established in 1971 and has grown dramatically over the years. The sandy soil on the top of the ridge makes it ideal for growing vegetables and potatoes. The meadow along the stream provides grazing for our pedigree herd of ‘Red Ruby’ North Devon beef cattle and the pigs help clear our waste vegetables. Washingpool Farm is also home to a variety of chickens that provide us with eggs and a small flock of sheep that produce quality, tasty lamb for the shelves.
As well as the well-stocked farm shop, Washingpool Farm is also home to The Farmers’ Kitchen, a licensed café which serves breakfast, lunch, coffee and tea daily using local ingredients and our own meat wherever possible. The menu includes souffles, lasagne, home-made soup and sandwiches, with full details available on our website. Join us every Sunday for our popular roasts with all the works and home-made puddings!
Accommodation options are also available.
Throughout the Covid-19 crisis, we have remained open with reduced hours (currently Mon - Fri 8am-4pm, Sat 8am-3pm). We restrict the number of customers in the shop at any one time with a clear parking system. We have completed a risk assessment and have a cleaning routine, social distancing markers and perspex screens at the tills. We also offer a click and collect service on weekdays and a veg box delivery (local only) on a Tuesday afternoon. All the details are on our website.