We officially launched Valleyside Barn on Sunday 26th September 2021 with a VIP brunch and ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a local Food & Drinks Fair attended by around 300 people. It was a bright, sunny day with a lovely atmosphere and the perfect way to showcase Valleyside Barn! The barn is situated in our lower paddock about 100 metres from our glamping tents and has been transformed over the past two years from an old timber outbuilding to a rustic, substantial barn.
The Fair would not have been possible without all of our fantastic stallholders – on the food side we had Blakewell smoked fish, Exe Valley Farm shop hosting the BBQ, The Pizza Box creating delicious Neapolitan pizzas and some Asian cuisine from West Country Dim Sum. Visitors could also enjoy some sweet treats from Sabine’s macarons, a range of amazing home-made cakes from Hat-a-Cakes and yummy ice cream served from Icicle Tricycle.
There were lots of drinks to sample too – several local breweries attended showcasing their own craft creations including Exe Valley Brewery, Hanlons Brewery, Powderkeg Beer and Utopian Brewing. Gin connoisseurs could try Papillon gin distilled on Dartmoor and Deck Chair gin inspired by the English Riviera! Local cider was also on offer from Bickleigh-based Rull Orchard. Local wine merchant Grape & Grain served a selection of different local and English wines. We also had Dartmoor Coffee brewing fresh coffee.
We had some beautiful musical entertainment from Roseanna Ball who sang, played the guitar and created a chilled Sunday vibe!
We have a number of weddings booked for 2022 but there are still some weekends available and we welcome any couples who are interested in getting married to make an appointment for a viewing. We are able to host mid-week weddings as well as other celebrations, events and corporate meetings. Please contact us to find out more and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.