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The Yearlstone Café

Vineyard & Café have now CLOSED

Yearlstone Vineyard and the Yearlstone Café have now CLOSED to the public. But you can still pop up to buy our wines - by prior appointment please. You can contact us by email: roger@yearlstone.co.uk or by phone (01884 855700). to enquire. Our Online Shop will still be open 24 hours a day, and our Many Regular Stockists stock many of our wines.

Yearlstone Café - now the Devon Chef at Yearlstone - was most recently run by the Devon Chef Tim Harris.

Tim Harris the Devon Chef is well known locally for his passion for cooking and local food. Promoter of the Crediton Food Festival he trained at Ashburton Cookery School and at Woolsgrove Cookery School as well as classes in Hanoi, Vietnam and in Jerusalem, and seminars at Abergavenny Food Festival. He says: "I have visited food markets around the world and cooked with the produce I have found there.I initiated the Crediton Food Festival in 2009 and continue to organise what has become an annual showcase for local produce and food businesses."

Check for Tim's updates here: https://www.facebook.com/devonchefatyearlstone/timeline?ref=page_internal.

The Café is licensed, has a light, cheerful and airy contemporary feel, and can seat up to 30 people inside.

Outside the Café you'll find the Terrace, an absolute suntrap where you can pass away an hour or two sipping a glass of rosé, and nibbling on one of the Café's famous light lunches, with its emphasis on the seasonal, the simple and the local. We can seat another 20 people on the Terrace.

From the Terrace you get fantastic views down the Exe valley towards Exeter and the sea, and closer at hand lovely picturesque views over the vineyard to the village at Bickleigh, with cricket on the green, thatched pubs and the wonderful old bridge over the Exe.

Here are some recent reviews:

  • We went for a wine tasting recently and had a thoroughly educational tour of the vines, the machinery and the wines too. The time of year i feel may deter how the tour progresses but was good and learnt lots whilst trying some subtle English wines and Sparklings. The tour lasts for around 2 hours and Roger and Juliet are very welcoming and pleasurable people who have obviosly worked very hard too with what they have done over the years. The gift shop with wines etc. is just inside the door so worth looking at purchasing some bottles before leaving but you must stay and try a lunch, it has to be said one of the best 'bistro' style lunches i have had, very good selection of items, highest quality worthy of any top restaurant, very very good.
  • Went a couple of times in late summer to this lovely spot, up a narrow drive set high above Bickleigh. It is worth phoning to book and sample their home cooked meals and very good wines. We particularly recommend one of their own wines - a stunning red for the price, called Number 4 on their wine list!
  • We went for lunch on a verry wet day! We were greeted from our car by the owner with an umbrella so we did not get wet :) The food was fresh all local produce and came away feeling healthy and full. The sparkling wine is really good and will be topping up the fridge with their bottles. All in all very good experience
  • For a birthday treat, we went for lunch here on 28th September. What a view this little restaurant has, worth popping in for that alone. However, I am happy to say the food is excellent too. All fresh and home made and generous portions. I washed by Telaggio & asparagus tart down with a lovely, light very dry rose sparkling.
  • A really good eating experience with a small menu but prepared at time of ordering. Good selection of wines available too. Really tasty all round. Best to book, Worth a visit if passing nearby.
  • A lovely informal atmosphere friendly service and gorgeous food at reasonable prices in a picturesque setting. It's off the beaten track but we were delighted we'd ventured up there. Andy, Birmingham
  • The setting remindered us of our favourite eateries in Tuscany. The food is our type of food - great fresh ingredients and full of flavour. We were also very impressed with the wine ( having tried three of them !). Lovely views, lovely food.
  • I've been meaning to eat here for a while. Why did I wait so long? Me and a friend shared a beautiful platter for two and it was delicious. Will definitely be eating here again!
  • Amazing lunch spent with my family on the last day of our holidays! Amazing food and service. I honestly could not fault them.