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“Just what we were looking for”
Review of Blakewell

Blakewell
Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Muddiford
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Waterside cafe and tea rooms on a working trout farm: Come and feed the fish, catch your own supper enjoy our lovely gardens and ponds while having a cream tea, specalist coffee or a light lunch such as our home made smoked trout pate salad. we are also a premier trout fishery & have a beautiful 5 acre lake stocked with hard fighting Rainbow & Brown trout from 2 to 20 pounds!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 28 August 2012

Had an hour here recently whilst on a short break in Devon.
Kids wanted to try fishing so went after i had read they had a family lake.
As per the other review, really quiet place.
We rented 2 rods and within 20 mins had pulled 5 trout out of the lake, the boys were delighted, it ought to be said that there was no skill required though, put the rod in, get a bite pull it back out again.
Wife put off by the "humane killer" :)
Fish gutted and returned to us in the shop whilst we had a cup of tea. Shop assitant could have been a bit more friendly
Fish eaten next day and were very nice.

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Reviewed 9 May 2012

I can't believe this place hasn't got any reviews yet! We came here whilst on holiday last July and thoroughly enjoyed it.

It is only a small place, but it is so peaceful we could of stayed here all day. It is set in a valley off of the main road surrounded by rolling hills. There is parking at the bottom next to the gardens.

At the entrance is a small farm shop/cafe where you can purchase pickles, jams, veg, dairy, fish etc There is also water garden goods for sale.

You then go out into the water gardens which are beautifully kept and have 5 acres lakes with well stocked rainbow and brown trout .Here you can have a go at catching your own trout. It was £2.50 to hire the fishing tackle and then £2.50 per 1lb of trout. We caught two and our children really enjoyed this. They gut them for you, but I had to fillet them when we got back to the holiday cottage which was surprisingly satisfying. We put them on the barbecue and they were delicious. If you prefer they have some for sale in the farm shop already prepared. You can also feed the fish for £1.

We spent some time sitting in the gardens and wandered around looking at some of the other fish. Finished off with an ice-cream sitting at the outside tables. An enjoyable time was had by us all and I would highly recommend for anyone looking for a peaceful afternoon in a beautiful setting or enjoys a bit of trout for dinner.

2  Thank ChicPrincess
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