Yarde Orchard Cafe
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Winter Opening Hours
Saturday 14th December: Sorry closed for a private function
Sunday 15th December: 10am - 2pm
Saturday 21st December: Sorry closed for a private function
Sunday 22nd December: 10am - 2pm
Boxing Day: 11.30am - 1.30pm for drinks only
New Years Eve: from 7pm for drinks only
1st January - April: Sorry closed.
(photo by Tom Mathews)
Yarde Cafe was converted in 2002 from a former chicken shack and before that, a sailor's dormitory in Plymouth!
Located at the highest point on the Tarka Trail, the cafe offers home made breakfast, lunch and dinner from local, fairtrade and organic suppliers. We offer teas and coffees, soft drinks, home-made cakes, local ice-cream, filled rolls, salads, soups, home-made pizza, nachos and a range of specials made on the premises.
We have a licensed bar offering local real ales, farmhouse cider and a small selection of wines.
Seating is available for up to 30 in the cafe with outside tables on the terrace or in the orchard.
We work hard to only use local, seasonal, fairtrade and organic ingredients where possible.
To make a booking for meals or a private event please call us on 01805 601778 or 07789 267017
Our suppliers include:
Essential Trading - the Bristol based ethical co-operative supplying a range of mainly organic ingredients including fairtrade coffee beans, chocolate bars, organic drinks, crisps, olive oil, olives etc.
Local Meat - We have an excellent butcher in Torrington (Steve Gladwin) who sources all his meat locally and makes excellent sausages.
Salad crops and vegetables in season - The Jolly Gardner provides us with some very local salads (about a ¼ mile up the road). More local salads, herbs and vegetables (including luscious basil and coriander) are also supplied by Shanti Smallwood who runs Old Chapel Organics near Petrockstowe - only 4 miles away.
Other fresh fruit and vegetables are supplied by the Stacey family at Xanadu in Torrington
Local Ciders and Ales - we always have a range of west country ciders available from suppliers such as Winkleigh Cider (the old Inch's Devon cider maker), Weston's from Herefordshire and Wilkins Cider from Somerset, made by the original rock and roll cider maker Roger Wilkins (as drunk by Joe Strummer, Banksy, John Liden and Nicholas Cage!).
The Forge Brewery in nearby Hartland produces a lovely range of real ales ranging from the richly flavoured IPA to the light summery Hartland Blonde and the award-winning Litehouse.