Eggesford Garden Centre makes a colourful place to visit at any time of year and is well placed for good walks on nearby forestry land. Its lovely restaurant has seating inside and out (where dogs are welcome on leads) and offers a menu to rival any other local venue. What’s more, it’s open on a Monday, when many other pubs are shut at lunchtime, or are not doing food. Ask and we’ll give you directions, or from the station at Eggesford head up the hill (Winkleigh side, not Chawleigh direction) and take the first left. You’ll find it! The phone number is 01769 580250.
There’s a large car park, and there’s a ramp if you’d rather avoid the steps. If you’re using a wheelchair then it’s a bit steep, but the friendly staff are more than willing to help, and the inside of the shop is ramped. The cafe will set aside a larger table for people with limited mobility if asked.
For those seeking a bit of cycling exercise, then this cafe is only about 4.5 miles from the eco lodges. OK, it’s a bit hilly at times, but it’ll be fine for anyone used to biking. Borrow a bike from us! If you’re staying here we can give you detailed route notes. And if you need another watering hole on the way back there’s always the Lymington Arms, only 2 miles from Wheatland Farm.
Here’s a pic of the plant side too.