Heron Valley, Kingsbridge

Heron Valley, Kingsbridge

Just minutes from the gateway village of Loddiswell near Kingsbridge and Salcombe in the South Hams, Heron Valley is perfectly placed for day trips in South Devon. Perched at the crest of a hill surrounded by a patchwork of flowing countryside, orchards and beautiful wooded copses, it awaits with award-winning ciders, bubbles and juices sown, grown and produced in Heron Valley’s family-run farm.

Handmade Devonshire Cider and Drinks

A pair of hands holding green apples freshly picked from the cider orchards of Devon

A family-run farm and orchard in South Devon, Heron Valley has been making award-winning juices and cider for years. Passing on their artisan craft and secret recipes through generations of growers, fermenters and distillers, the family’s experience and dedication to producing the best traditional Devonshire ciders and beverages has seen their cidery become a firm favourite amongst locals and visitors alike. Working closely with local wildlife trusts, they also ensure that their orchards and pollinator-friendly meadows are a hit with local flora and fauna too. What’s not to love?

A collection of drinks in bottles produced and made by Heron Valley farm and orchard in Devon

Only using the best whole fruit and raw ingredients to create their drinks, Heron Valley’s ethos revolves around a commitment to using the highest quality local ingredients and sustainable practices. Channelling authenticity and patience, they guarantee no pesticides, fungicides, sulphites, E numbers or nasty chemicals are involved at any stage. Growing some of the oldest heritage West Country apples on their farm and using rare and indigenous apples from local orchards nearby, their commitment to excellence is what truly sets their ciders and drinks apart. The results? A true taste of Devon in every drop.

Coffee Shop and Bar

Armchairs and seating inside the rough-luxe cafe at Heron Valley farm and orchard in Loddiswell, Kingsbridge

A great family-friendly attraction in South Devon, Heron Valley’s onsite dog-friendly café and bar is set amongst the farm’s orchards overlooking the stunning Avon River Valley. Offering covered indoor seating and a stunning outdoor courtyard garden, it perfectly sets the scene for leisurely breakfasts and languid lunches throughout the year. With a range of snacks and meals, hot brews and cold drinks, there’s something to satiate every appetite. There’s also a range of local cakes and pastries, too…

A selection of hot drinks and sweat treats served by Heron Valley orchard and farm's cafe in Loddiswell, Kingsbridge

Once you’ve refuelled, secure bottles of your favourite beverage at Heron Valley’s shop. Here, you can pore over the farm’s delicious selection of juices, bubblies, mixers, ciders and even vinegars – each one made from the finest quality apples picked for their natural sweetness. With more than 30 different types of apples used, each drink is a celebration of Devonshire goodness and a wonderful taste sensation. As well as being vegan-friendly, they are also gluten and lactose-free, making for the perfect tipple for everyone.

Things to Do Nearby

The outside of Heron Valley, a popular family-friendly farm, orchard, restaurant and shop in Devon

Whether you can’t wait to attend one of their special events or head straight home with your bottle and try out some of Heron Valley’s cocktail recipes, there’s lots to see and do here. For those keen to learn more about the site and the farm’s crops, you are welcome to pick up an orchard walk through the fields, or for those looking to branch out a little further, the Avon Valley and beyond is woven with some great walks. From time to time, Heron Valley also hosts wildlife talks onsite, so you can seize the chance to learn more about the local wildlife.

A signpost showing the way for the Heron Valley's orchard walk in Loddiswell, Kingsbridge, Devon

Heading coastward, the beautiful beaches of South Devon trace the county’s borders with gorgeous golden sands and azure seas. Only a stone’s throw from the verdant countryside surrounding Heron Valley, these salt-kissed idylls are fantastic playgrounds for care-free days under beaming sunshine. Less than 10 miles away from the farm, Burgh Island is a particular favourite, famed for its striking Art Deco hotel (the inspiration behind several of Agatha Christie’s works) and seasonal sea tractor.

Heron Valley Orchards, Loddiswell, Kingsbridge TQ7 4EA | 01548 550 256 |

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 An exterior view of Heron Valley farm and orchard's shop, restaurant and bar in Loddiswell, Kingsbridge, decorated with flags and peppered with flowers and shrubs

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