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Very interesting - excellent wine

Lovely setting even though it poured with rain on our visit - plenty of umbrellas... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Liz J
Great tour - disappointing tastings

Visited with a Travelzoo voucher and while the tour was interesting, passionately done and... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Boutique vineyard open all year offering Award Winning Wines for sale and Guided Tours.
Lily Farm Dalditch Lane, Budleigh Salterton EX9 7AH, England
+44 7977 057864
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

Lovely setting even though it poured with rain on our visit - plenty of umbrellas luckily! Excellent vineyard and owners very knowledgeable. Very good English wine and fizz sampled and bought.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Liz J
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Visited with a Travelzoo voucher and while the tour was interesting, passionately done and informative, we were disappointed with the tastings. The sample sizes really didn't give you a chance to try each wine, as we've experienced elsewhere and there was only one we liked,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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alp02, Owner at Lily Farm Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

It is always good to receive feedback. Wine tasting is subjective and of course we do not expect every visitor to like our wines and the size of a sample tasting is standard but can be varied if requested, as is occasionally the case. Please...More

Reviewed 1 October 2018

My wife and I previously visited with a Travelzoo voucher supplied by our children as a present. The day of the Wine tour arrived and it was windy and raining but we braved the weather and apart from not tasting any wine because i was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

We arrived early and as it was a nice day we decided to have lunch - a ploughman’s, cheese and biscuits, pate - sounded very nice but for the money it was very menial and disappointing. In Devon a ploughman’s is a ploughman’s - this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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alp02, Owner at Lily Farm Vineyard, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

It is always good to receive reviews even if disappointing. Our website does state that ‘light refreshments’ are available, ancillary to our wine and we believe well priced. as reviewed on this site on 9 July. You do not illuminate why the ploughman's was not...More

Reviewed 14 September 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our vineyard tour this afternoon due to the beautiful Devon countryside, the relaxed and personal nature of the tour and tasting session conducted by the owners. This is a very small family business producing excellent quality English wines through their passion, commitment...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

A refreshing change from the over-commercialized large growth vineyard experience. This is an intimate tour of a small scale producer, whose passion for producing good wine is not dependent on anticipated profits. Excellent and insightful!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Unlike other vineyard tours (UK & abroad) the tour of Lily Farm Vineyard is very informative. Learned a great deal about vineyards in general and of course about English homegrown grapes and wines. The owner gives an interesting talk about how he and his family...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Hidden down a lovely country lane this little vineyard exceeded all expectations and was a really interesting visit. We learnt out how the vines are grown and then the process of keeping them healthy to produce a fantastic selection of wines which we sampled and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Karen B
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We visited Lily Farm while on holiday in Exmouth and really enjoyed our afternoon tour and wine tasting. Having experienced wine tasting and winery tours all over the world I thought I knew what to expect but this was so much more! We were surprised...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

‘The best things come in small packages’ so they say - and this vineyard is no exception. The 45 minute tour was exceptional with a very informative commentary by the owner, following his story of the original purchase of the land to what it has...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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10 July 2018|
Response from AnonExeter | Reviewed this property |
It’s very family friendly. The slopes are fairly wide but quite steep. A sling might be better than a buggy for babies. The tour was informal and friendly and the base/car park always in sight if you did need to leave the... More
Nathan T
27 July 2017|
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Response from 368jeremyh | Reviewed this property |
You could but I am not convinced they'd enjoy it.
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Response from alp02 | Property representative |
Yes.When we are open.Please refer to our website for opening times.