Our charming café is situated in a flower filled courtyard has a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, celebrating seasonal food and simple cooking. with indoor and outdoor seating,  Inspired by riding stables with booths, and tables are made from our old scaffolding planks in the workshop at Shilstone.

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The Cafe is open Wednesday – Sunday, 10:30 – 4 pm

Kitchen open from 10:30 – 3pm

Homemade cakes, tea and coffee served all day.

For reservations please see availability below, if you cannot find the time you are looking for please do give us a call, or send an email and we will see what we can do.

01548 830888 | cafe@shilstonedevon.co.uk

Please see Plan Your Visit page for garden opening times.

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Our Food

Serving a delicious modern British inspired all day menu we offer a selection of breakfasts, brunches and light lunches as well as weekly changing specials inspired by the seasons and availability.  The café also serves a delicious range of home made cakes and afternoon tea.

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We are delighted to showcase a selection of fantastic local drinks at Shilstone, including Luscombe soft drinks, Salcombe Brewery beer and cider and Standford Orchards cider.

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The Courtyard

Filled with wooden planters made in the Shilstone workshop. Built-in banquet seating behind the planters with cushions made in our upholstery shop. Flowers, herbs and trees provide natural booths.

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Our Suppliers

Here in Devon we are lucky to have some of the most fantastic produce on our doorstep.  Our chefs work closely with local suppliers  to source the best seasonal and quality food.

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Explore the ESTATE

With acres of gardens, farmland and woodland to explore why not stay for a little longer and enjoy a walk around our grounds following lunch in the café. Dogs are also more than welcome

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Afternoon Tea

Why not indulge in a delicious afternoon tea following a walk around our grounds. Choose from traditional finely cut sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream and jam, as well as a selection of freshly baked cakes and pastries.  We ask that all bookings should be made 48 hours in advance. 

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Located above the café, the archive is a community resource free for all visitors to explore the heritage of their rural Devon house, village, town or landscape.   The collection consists of historical of books, photographs, documents and artifacts with a connection to rural Devon.  Nicola, the curator of the archive, along with her team of volunteers, will be able to help you discover the lost secrets of your home or village. 

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“We attended the wood-fired bbq this May bank holiday weekend. Food was delicious, service was super! We sat outside in the courtyard and chatted to the owner who was very plessent. The forest walk was beautiful, full of bluebells! Walking through a field of sheep and seeing the baby lambs was a delight. The main gardens were stunning and could have sat and admired the valley views all day. We’ve already recommended to our family and friends as we thoroughly enjoyed our day there. We look forward to visiting again!”

– LD

“Thank you for a wonderful afternoon, we loved every minute of our visit with you. The Woodland Walk and gardens were beautiful and bbq lunch was totally delicious and incredibly good value. Super dog friendly (especially for Working Cockers) with water bowls and treats. Can’t recommend highly enough and will definitely be back!”

– LB


Opening hours

}  The Cafe is open Wednesday – Sunday from 10:30 – 4pm

}  Gardens and Valley Walk are open Every Thursday, and Sunday Click here to view additional garden opening dates.

}  The Archive is open Wednesday – Sunday from 10:30 – 4pm

}  The Woodland Walk is open Wednesday – Sunday from 10:30 – 4pm

Children and families

Children are more than welcome at Shilstone and in the Cafe. We have a children’s menu with a selection of sandwiches and drinks. There are also activity sheets and coloured pencils.

Geting here

Modbury, Ivybridge
Devon, Pl21 0TW

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Where to park

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Do you allow dogs?

Yes, dogs are welcome in the cafe, gardens and walks.


There is a car park on-site, parking is free of charge.

There are spaces for wheelchair parking, providing easy access to the gardens, archive, and cafe

Do we need to book a table?

We take bookings and walk-ins at the cafe. Booking is recommended in peak times. If there is no availability, please do give us a call, or send us an email and we will see what we can do.

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