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PYO & The Estate

Forde Abbey strawberriesP.Y.O
Fruit Farm

Forde Abbey Fruit Farm is now open daily with pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries and gooseberries.

Grown at table-top height for easy picking.

If it is raining please phone the fruit shop on 01460 30460 to make sure they are open, and do remember to bring punnets or containers to suit your appetite.

Open daily from 9.30am – 6pm.
4 miles SE of Chard TA20 4NA. Sign posted on local roads. Tel: 01460 30460.


Forde Abbey herdDevon Cattle

The estate’s Ruby Red Devons are the pride and joy of Lisa Roper, and over the years the Forde Abbey Devons have enjoyed considerable success in the show ring, winning all of the major show prizes at least once as well as producing 10 breed champions.


The Goat Farm

Largely hidden from the public eye is the arable side of the business. Although in the past most of the harvest has been sold on the open market with only a little being used for the Devons, this is no longer the case. Now most of the grain is used on the estate for feed for the most recent agricultural venture: In a joint project with Tim and Will Frost of Childhay Manor, Forde Abbey is now home to 2,500 milking goats. They are milked three times a day and produce almost 10% of the country’s goat milk.

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