If you like driving down narrow winding country lanes without an idea where you’re heading then this place could be for you. But you do are the sort of person that is uncomfortable eating a bacon sandwich in front of a pig then turn back. Stop reading! For the rest of us, this caff is a little carrot for the stick that is navigating back-lanes to find it.
This place is a farm by the way. You park up, walk through to a sort of outhouse (maybe an ex-abattoir) which is now a small cafe. We found a pleasant lady there to serve us and ordered a breakie each. You can sit inside and look through windows at a few of the farm animals dotted around the place but most prefer to sit outside, weather permitting, and ogle the odd piglet.
There is a lovely cat called Joey that greets every visitor and demands either a fuss or food. To the right of the cafe, there are many chickens of all types, clucking and crowing with a few unusual (to me) ducks. The other side has an orphaned calf, horses and two cute kid goats for you to stroke. Oh and then there are the stars of the show – the alpacas. The youngish, most inquisitive is Alfie who, at 18 months, decided he would like to feed on the back of my shirt. As the shop did not sell alpaca burgers, I could not get back my revenge though I did put poison in his feed tray (NO I DIDN’T!).
Luckily there were no kids (other than the goats) and not too many visitors and most of them were cyclists. We were pleasantly accosted by Bob the chicken (who is half-blind) and a few old Staffies, not of which tried to savage us whilst eating agreeable fry-ups accompanied by some passable Americanos.
So if you can be smegged to drive/cycle here it’s worth a visit to chill and look at goats. You could get pecked or chewed but it’s a change from having your eardrums burst at Costa by Mr Tamper.
Update: They have now stopped allowing you to get near the animals (it’s cordoned off) but you can view them from afar. Some titheads hassled the animals and did various stupid things. Hopefully the culprits were caught, ground into animal feed and given to Alfie!
Good: Reasonable food. Friendly staff and critters. Views.
Bad: A bit of a trek.