Honey Bees help make great Cake!

Deciding to see the bluebells at Blackbury Camp (also known as Blackbury Castle) was made easier by the thought of a nearby tea stop. I’d seen an advert for Blackbury Honey Farm in the local paper but was completely unprepared for the scale of the outfit.

Heading up the drive there is a decent carpark and various slightly industrial looking buildings (well it is a honey factory after all), and attached to one of these is the new cafe.

Inside the foyer it was clear it has been well thought through. There is a display all about the honey farm, a mock up hive, lots of bee information and a video playing all about the process.  I had no idea honey was being made on such a big scale near us.

Tea and Cake

Inside the large café is light and airy, a mix of tables and chairs and a sofa in the corner.

At one end of the café there is a lovely selection of honey and marmalade to buy as well as and all sorts of other honey products like soap and lip salve.

Afternoon Tea


Service was from a counter with lovely cakes to choose from (with honey featuring in them of course)  plus other light lunches on offer. Also 2 slices of toast and honey for £1.50 – perfect when cake is just a bit too much for you.  Sadly we were too late for a cream tea but the cake was delicious.

There is also a great patio space outside



Overall a lovely place for coffee, afternoon tea or lunch. Helpful and friendly staff and a light airy feel to the place.

There are also wild flower gardens to walk through and bee keeping courses  –  I think I will be returning for another visit, just to sample the cream teas for additional research purposes of course!


DIRECTIONS: Follow the signs for Blackbury Camp which is clearly marked with an English Heritage sign off the A3052 coast road between Beer and Sidmouth (turning inland) or from Honiton turn left at the Hare and Hounds Pub.  Follow the B3174 and then turn again at the signs, also directing you to Blackbury Honey Farm.

Address: Blackbury Honey Farm, Southleigh, Colyton, Devon, EX24 6JF


Flip flops would be great!

This location is completely accessible  – a flat graveled carpark and entrance to the café with no steps. Perfect for pushchairs, wheelchairs etc.