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Donkey Sanctuary Followed By Lunch

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Donkey Sanctuary Followed By Lunch


After visiting the Sanctuary this coming Saturday, we would welcome recommendations for somewhere for a bite to eat (close to the vacinity of the Donkey Sanctuary if possible), before we continue our journey to Bodmin/Lanivet where we are based for the week.

Pubs, cafes, resturants etc; all welcome many thanks :o)

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1. Re: Donkey Sanctuary Followed By Lunch

There is a cafe in the donkey sanctuary and plenty of seating.

They also sell ice creams.

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2. Re: Donkey Sanctuary Followed By Lunch

Depending what you are after and budget, I'd recommend one of the following two pubs (both within 10 mins drive, and both in Branscombe:

Fountain Head - very rustic pub, popular with the locals too, good food, good value

Masons Arms - nice pub but big, and owned by a brewery. Popular with tourists. Great food, not cheap!


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3. Re: Donkey Sanctuary Followed By Lunch

Depending on what you're looking for by way of a meal, if it's only a lite bite, The Old Bakery in Branscombe does an excellent selection of lunch time meals. They also sell beers cider etc.

Edited: 12 July 2012, 07:37
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4. Re: Donkey Sanctuary Followed By Lunch

branscombe is going slightly the 'wrong way' back on yourself but not by much

it is though tiny lanes to drive down and its the weekend.

but yes its very sweet as is Beer fishing village but again that's the next village eastwards. If you have time then fine as the places to eat in both are good.

Saturday is busy and the road westwards will be very busy. (you are off to Bodmin).. we still have some road closures in west Dorset due to floods and the a35 is closed again today.. just so you know!

also best check whats happening with roads in east Devon after the floods.

things are better though but more rain comes lol!

the blue ball inn in sidford does good pub grub and is on the way just down the steep hill after the sanctuary.


its on your way a3052 to join the a30 for bodmin.

there is also newton poppleford after sidford and there are pubs there too.

i would avoid sidmouth if you are time limited.

Edited: 13 July 2012, 13:39
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5. Re: Donkey Sanctuary Followed By Lunch

Hi, For snack lunches that onsite cafe is superb, I don't know what kind of meals they did but they did very good light meals a few years back.

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