Washingpool Farm Shop
North Allington, Bridport DT6 5HP
01308 459549
Farm Shop Open Mon-Sat 8.30 – 5.30
Farmer’s Kitchen Open Mon-Sat 8.30 – 4.30

Back in the 1970s, John Eveleigh, a farmer in Crewkerne who suffered from asthma, was advised by his doctor to move closer to the sea. He bought Washingpool Farm, an 80-acre property with a view over Bridport and West Bay to the sea. The rolling terrain, part of the belt of sand, clay and loam that runs from Yeovil to Bridport, lends itself to mixed farming and the Eveleigh family began to grow vegetables to sell in town and to raise livestock.

From those simple beginnings, a flourishing enterprise has grown, employing 25 people and sustaining 14 family members, including the latest arrival, Diggory Brock, born 13 October 2014. Washingpool now offers the best farm shop in the region, an excellent café (order the spinach soufflé if it’s on), holiday cottages and a small caravan site, a nature trail, three coarse-fishing lakes and a children’s play area. The heart of the operation remains a working farm, with a herd of ‘Red Ruby’ North Devon cattle, pigs and chickens providing beef, pork and eggs for the shop as well as muck to enrich the soil for the vegetable crops.