No matter where you go you’ll always find that one attraction in every region that just knows how to throw an annual event that the crowds flock to, and Occombe Farm in South Devon has become as notorious for its beer festival as it is for its produce.
Tickets are sold in advance (as early as April) and it’s usually held in June. You’ll be handed your own festival cup when you arrive which you’ll need to hold onto for the evening as you sample the very best of the South West’s beers, ales and ciders. In fact, last year’s menu included more than 70 to choose from, and there’s a Pimm’s bar for those who prefer their refreshment with fruit.
A selection of live bands provide the music and entertainment and all proceeds are donated to Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust. The festival is held at Occombe Farm in Marldon, and we’d advise you to book your taxi back in advance as it’s a little out of the way.
By day, the farm is also one of the area’s friendliest attractions, and children love to greet the resident animals during a visit. Pop into the visitor centre when you arrive to pick up activity trails and colouring sheets.