Indulge in a serving of farm-fresh food, while soaking in the unparalleled views across donkey paddocks, Devon’s rolling hills, and the Jurassic Coast.
Take sanctuary in the Taste of the West award-winning restaurant and choose from the varied menu, packed with fresh, local, seasonal produce. All dishes are made on-site by the expert chefs who have hand-picked only the freshest ingredients for you to enjoy.
Hearty breakfasts, luscious lunches and tempting afternoon treats are available - all within a relaxed but socially-distanced environment.
As a passionate animal welfare organisation, all meat dishes are responsibly sourced from producers with high standards of farming and welfare, while vegan or vegetarian options are prominent and varied. Good practice, good for the environment, good for you.
What’s more, every penny of profit from The Kitchen goes towards helping the donkeys and mules in the Charity’s care and in communities around the world – an extra helping for the hardworking animals who are most in need.
Once you’ve satisfied the foodie in you, take time to digest the scene that unfolds out from the restaurant veranda. Of if the food has put a pep in your step, go roaming along one of The Donkey Sanctuary’s many scenic trails and walks. Who knows what fuzzy friends you’ll meet along the way! The resident donkeys love to meet new people and their unique characters and stories are just waiting to be discovered.
From award-winning gardens and scenic coast path walks to engaging exhibits and hundreds of adorable donkeys - there’s so much to explore with your own herd within a safe, managed environment. Friendly dogs on leads are welcome too!
You can even adopt your own donkey in the Gift Shop, where you’ll also find quality donkey design products on every shelf. What’s more, every penny of profit goes towards helping millions of donkeys and mules around the world.
Since its humble origins as a charity in 1969, The Donkey Sanctuary has grown from a UK organisation rescuing donkeys from neglect and abuse, into an international animal welfare advocate, transforming the lives of these hardworking animals and the people who depend on them for their livelihood.
The Kitchen is open from 9.30am – 4pm at weekends and during Devon school holidays until March 2021. Admission and parking at the sanctuary are free and dogs on leads are welcome, even in the restaurant.
The Kitchen is located just outside of Sidmouth on the A3052 between Sidford and Seaton. On leaving Sidford follow the brown tourist sign at the top of the hill.
Bus stops are located within easy walking distance for the 899 Axe Valley Mini Travel and 9A Stagecoach (Exeter - Seaton).
Honiton is the nearest station, located 10 miles from The Kitchen.
Cyclists will find The Kitchen on Route 2 of the National Cycle Network.
From the South West Coast Path, take a short detour to The Kitchen at Weston Mouth.
No trip to Devon is complete without visiting The Donkey Sanctuary.
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