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Published July 30th 2019
Try not to eat like the pigs
While travelling past Exeter on our way to Cornwall, we noticed a roadside sign that was advertising a cafe called Oinkers. In need of a break from driving, we thought we'd follow it to see what the cafe had to offer.

We drove through a town called Cheriton Bishop and after around two miles, turned into a narrow lane. Luckily we didn't have to travel very far along the lane as there was only room for one car at a time, but we soon came to the cafe.

Upon entering the cafe, we were pleasantly surprised, it's a bright and airy cafe with windows that go down to the floor. They have a small children's play area in the corner and offer an array of activity packs that can be used at the tables.

There is seating outside with several picnic tables so you can enjoy an English summer's day while watching nature around you.

In the outside area, they have created a mini petting zoo type area with goats, horses, pigs, sheep, chickens and ducks, and it looked like they were planning to add more as they had several empty pens. There was a large tub filled with feed and buckets so that you can feed the goats and sheep.

Beside each of the pens were information signs with pictures of the animals and the name of the breed.

The kids each had delicious ice cream, and us adults enjoyed an excellent coffee. They have ten different flavours of locally produced ice cream on offer.

With it being an easy to get to location and a relaxing place to visit, we'd happily take the small divert off the A30 next time we're passing through as it makes for an enjoyable rest stop when travelling through Devon to Cornwall.

There is also a farm shop on site that sells a range of locally produced products,
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Why? To enjoy a coffee or light meal out
When: School term time open Thursday to Saturday 8.30am till 5pm, Sunday 8.30am till 4pm; School holidays open Tuesday - Saturday 8.30am till 5pm, Sunday 8.30am till 4pm
Phone: 01647 281111
Where: Drakes Farm & Cafe Higher Fingle Farm EX6 6NP
Cost: Free parking
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