East Soar Walker's Hut

East Soar Walker's Hut
Cafe and coffee shop in Malborough
East Soar Farm, Malborough, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 3DR
Opening hours: Summer (April - September): 10:30 - 17:00 (everyday), Winter (October, February, March): 11:00 - 16:00, Closed: November, December, January
 Vegetarian  Open Sunday
coffee

Instant but perfectly fine

taste

The freshly made scone was delicious, served with raspberry jam and fresh cream

selection

A selection of 4 cakes during the summer months, along with cream tea, crisps, cereal and protein bars, ice cream and a selection of locally produced cold drinks

value

Tea / coffee (£1.50), Heron Valley juices (£2.30), can of coke (£1.00), Salcombe dairy ice cream (£2.00), chocolate / cereal bars (£2.00), cake (£2.50), crisps (£1.00), scone with jam and cream (£3.00)

storage

No bike racking, but there's plenty of room around the seating and the area is very quiet

groups

Plenty of seating undercover for larger groups, if cycling in a very large group do ring ahead beforehand to ensure there's enough scones / cake for your group

location

With hidden coves and breathtaking sea views it's an ideal location to relax. Once refuelled be sure to visit Bolt Head or the nearby Overbeck's National Trust tropical gardens

Region
Devon
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A hidden gem for walkers and cyclists alike, situated just off the South West Coast path near to the popular Bolt Head headland and a short stroll from Soar Mill Cove.

At their ‘grab and go’ service (due to CV19) you’ll find a great selection of freshly baked cakes (of 4 varieties during the summer months), coffee, a selection of teas, locally produced juices and drinks from Heron Valley, ice cream from Salcombe Dairy or a cream tea with freshly baked scones.

It’s an honesty based service and they accept cash only. Simply decide what you’d like, place the money in the bucket and enjoy the lovely surroundings with plenty of outdoor seating under cover provided. It feels refreshing there are still businesses out there trusting people in this way, we loved it.

On the glorious summers day when we visited, walking from nearby Salcombe, we enjoyed a fabulously fresh cream tea complete with jam and cream provided in the on-site fridge.

During the summer months you’ll find freshly baked scones and 4 different types of cakes baked daily. During the winter months scones are only available at weekends.

We’re advised that if you’re part of a large cycle or walking group, do phone ahead to ensure they bake enough goodies for your arrival. If arriving by car, visitors are asked to park at the National Trust car park at the top of the lane to the farm yard.

The farm also has pet sheep, donkeys, pygmy goats and a pony as well as an adventure trail for children and a small playground opposite the Walkers’ Hut.

Once refuelled if travelling by foot why not try the nearby circular walk to Bolt Head from East Soar or alternatively visit the spectacular tropical Overbeck’s gardens, maintained by the National Trust.

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