Wednesday 10th May 2023

Opening weekly from Wednesday through to Sunday 10.30am-4pm

We’ve been incredibly busy behind-the-scenes at Shilstone and we’re delighted to finally share our exciting news with you.  The finishing touches are being added, the menus have been confirmed and our staff cannot wait to welcome you into this tranquil space to while away a couple of hours over Devon roasted coffee and delicious food to tick both sweet and savoury taste buds.


Shilstone House and Cafe are just a stones throw from Modbury, situated amongst rolling Devon countryside in a secret corner of the South Hams. As you arrive, you’ll make your way through Shilstone and be greeted by stunning views across to the impressive Manor House and surrounding gardens. We want you to feel relaxed the moment you’re here and to enjoy the calm and quiet that Shilstone brings.


The cafe itself sits alongside our very own and rather unique Devon Rural Archives heritage centre. The building has been converted from a simple store room to a very special place with the help of talented interior designer, Alyce Taylor …(More about this lovely lady to come soon!)

Drawing on Shilstone’s history and it’s fascinating development over the past 25 years, you’ll be able to see the craftsmanship and imagination that has gone into every element of the cafe; from the handmade wooden tables made on-site by Shilstone’s own joinery specialists, to the grand antique wooden panelling that owner, Sebastian Fenwick, has been storing away for years for just such an occasion. 


We will keep you posted over the coming weeks with news and further information. You can also follow our progress among all the other lovely things that happen here at Shilstone via our Instagram and Facebook


We can’t wait to share more with you!