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“Warning - religious sect”

Stentwood Farm Tea Room
Ranked #4 of 6 Coffee & Tea in Honiton
Description: We all love a cosy place to have a tea and spend time with friends, especially when it's home away from home. Here at Stentwood Farm we've created a unique space for you to enjoy the hospitality of our home. To make it accessible to all we're pleased to say that everything is provided on the basis of "for what it's worth", so you don't have to worry what you can afford. Just come and enjoy the rustic interior, warmed by underfloor heating, or sit by the cosy log fire. We look forward to seeing you!
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Description: We all love a cosy place to have a tea and spend time with friends, especially when it's home away from home. Here at Stentwood Farm we've created a unique space for you to enjoy the hospitality of our home. To make it accessible to all we're pleased to say that everything is provided on the basis of "for what it's worth", so you don't have to worry what you can afford. Just come and enjoy the rustic interior, warmed by underfloor heating, or sit by the cosy log fire. We look forward to seeing you!
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We went to the tea room to have lunch. We were greeted very friendly, but a bit overwhelmingly ( personal introduction, staff sitting down at table etc). Apparently it's the British headquarter of the Christian sect the 12 tribes, which is good to know before you go there, I believe. That having said, we had a very interesting time and challenging conversation. The drinks were good, the food decent. They did not want money for it and gave us stuff for free, which made us uncomfortable, but still, it was nice. All in all an experience we won't forget!

2  Thank nera87
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Lovely place and nice people. Arrived near to closing time, but still had wonderful tea and cake. Would like to go again.

The food and drinks are "pay what it's worth".

If you are using a Sat Nav then it is slightly tricky to find. If going North, you need to go past the village and the airfield and then a further mile or so - it is well signed on the right.

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1  Thank Charles E
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Having had Stentwood recommended to me, I was intrigued as to what it would be like. It is run by a religious community, there are several around the globe. It seems a little Amish like although it is not Amish. There is literature around if you want to know more. They do not push their beliefs on you, but are happy to talk if you are interested. We had the steamed sandwich which was a piece of baguette with salt beef, cold roast beef heated with sauce and pickles. It was very tasty and enjoyable. Dessert was a slice of cake with a choice of ice cream or cream. They have a novel approach to hospitality, they simply ask you to pay what you feel your meal was worth. This leaves the visitor with a dilemma, do I pay what I would have paid in a commercial establishment or do I rip then off? We found the meal first class and happily paid what we would have paid in a commercial establishment. It was worth it.

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1  Thank MalcolmC1837
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

The community have built this lovely Tea Room by themselves. They have always wanted to have a place to invite people and travellers - now you can see the result for yourselves.
It takes a bit of planning and map work to find the location, it is rural, but finding it is a real treat. Highly recommended.

A new place to visit will be at Honiton where they plan a 24hr cafe. I plan to visit this year to find out the progress on the project.

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1  Thank jemmans
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Lovely tea rooms in walking distance from my house. Made to feel very welcome and whatever question was asked was answered. All the food is made by the community on the commune. You only pay what you think your food is worth, which is well worth what you would pay in any high street tea rooms. They also sell other items that they make themselves. Well worth a visit.

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1  Thank diana_eames
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