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Downhouse Farm Cafe

Higher Eype, Bridport, England
+44 1308 421232
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (31 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Higher Eype, Bridport, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great breakfast after a sound night's sleep in the shepherd's hut. What a perfect way to start our day.

Thank sryan772
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well and truly tucked away in the most beautiful countryside, we approached in spring-time through a mass of bluebells in those beautiful Dorset hills. The cafe is in a beautiful cottage garden, superbly set out. Superb wide ranging and inventive menu, with food presented really...More

Thank peter h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had read about this place previously and saw the sign post to it on the coastal path between West Bay and Seatown. The half mile diversion was well worth it. It was 3pm and time for tea and a scone with jam and clotted cream....More

1  Thank philbroke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I travel in England, first thing I ask google is 'best cream tea' in the area!! I am a foodie and one of my loves is a decent scone. I am not talking about craggy, stick to the roof of the mouth offerings you...More

1  Thank fdblackwell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Here as a group for cream teas. The scones were disappointing to say the least. Being in the country, I was surprised that they don't keep cakes covered against the flies. Wouldn't rush to go again.

Thank Gypsy008
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic place to eat from 10 till 6. A tremendous variety of food and all from the farm, local and home made. Wonderful views and amazing service. A place to get lost and be overwhelmed with enjoyment. A place to make a gastronomic pilgrimage.

Thank Ervin D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Every year we do the walk up the cliff to this cafe especially for the amazing Welsh Rarebit. This year we added a cream tea which was gorgeous and our children had jam sandwiches on the freshest bloomer bread. Plates cleaned we then needed to...More

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 17 April 2017

After a strenuous walk across the Dorset coastal path we came across a signpost for this wonderful place. It was well worth the walk to find this gem in the Dorset hills a little off the beaten track. The location should not put you off...More

Thank Janice H
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We first found Downhouse Farm about 6 years ago - you could camp there then but they've stopped doing that now. However, you can still stay there in a shepherd's bothy. This time we walked there from West Bay, about 2.5 miles along the coast...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Ok cream tea which is what we went there for, plenty of cream. No choice of jam and doubt what we had was homemade. Scones good, not as good as my Mum's though! What really let it down was the toilets - filthy, smelly! Wouldn't...More

Thank horse777
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Jim B
Do you do any gluten free meal and any gluten free scones ?
20 October 2016|
Response from niftyfifty53 | Reviewed this property |
I think they do but not 100% sure, best contact them to check I think.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Higher Eype, Bridport, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bridport
  • Phone Number: +44 1308 421232
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