Our Story

The Pick Your Own Strawberry Fields opened in 1990 and have been an unqualified success since. 

It was not an uncommon sight to see customers walking out of the weigh and pay caravan weighted with buckets overflowing with ripe bright red strawberries.  This was all down to the care and pride that the Mounce family and their team have invested into all aspects of their products and customer service. Many people from the area will have sampled the delicious strawberries which have been a feature of Lifton for the past 22 years – now becoming known as ‘Lifton strawberries’. The strawberry field's produce became a familiar site on the barrow outside the Mounce family home which became a feature in the heart of the village. To the delight of local people, as well as passersby, the barrow remained there for the next 5 years and was laden with a range of seasonal produce. 

From this point, the combined success of the farm barrow and the PYO led to the inevitable next step - a farm shop.....but where do you start with what seems like a good idea over a cup of tea?  After numerous planning meetings, discussions with environmental agency, builders and not forgetting the day to day running of the farming business, on 1st June 2002, the doors of the Lifton Farm Shop opened to the public for the first time.

5 years on, the farm shop was in need of an extension due to high demand in the restaurant and a greater selection of home produced goods to display in the shop. The two wings either side of the original shop were built. 

In 2009 the function suite was built to cater for private events, community meetings and primarily for more covers in the restaurant. This included building a feature bar, landscaped garden, high spec toilets and an extension of the open kitchen. 

Through ensuring the quality of the food, produce and customer service the restaurant is very nearly always buzzing and full with happy customers and the farm shop is bursting with home grown and home reared produce with freshness a key factor. The 200 acre farm is devoted to the shop and the core activities continue to stock the shop and provide ingredients for the restaurant just as it did over 20 years ago. 

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  • My family and I visited last Sunday for the roast dinner and all I can say is wow.

    The portions were generous and there was plenty of meat, on both the small and large plates, and a good selection of veg. Everything was cooked perfectly and it was piping hot… There is also a great selection of desserts and the apple pie was delicious.

    If you are ever in the area do yourself a favour and visit!

  • The farm shop is well stocked with an in house Bakery and Butchery department, all offering excellent produce, much produced by the proprietors themselves and all beautifully displayed.

  • First rate! The food was excellent and the staff courteous and helpful. I would highly recommend the restaurant. We will be going there again.

  • The children LOVED picking the strawberries in the fields, the restaurant was absolutely superb, it was busy but the staff were very attentive, the garden was beautiful and their was plenty of space for the children to run around in.

    The menu had a lovely selection of items and a good choice for little children too.

  • Just visited and had the best roast dinner....ever! Quality ingredients and beautifully cooked. Thank you Lifton farm shop just what the doctor ordered.

  • The restaurant has a warm atmosphere and with high quality customer service you will be guaranteed a smile from the restaurant staff

    All of there produce including meat, eggs, fruit and vegetables are used in the kitchen and the result is a traditional farmhouse menu.

    It is not uncommon to see dripping vegetables just harvested come into the kitchen and fresh eggs laid that day being used in many dishes.

  • A real gem on the Devon / Cornwall border just off the A30.

    Staff are pleasant and very helpful both in the shop and restaurant.

    Shop goods well presented and high in quality!

  • We have been visiting this Restaurant and farm shop over the years on our visits to Cornwall.

    We always get such a warm welcome from staff, an excellent service and excellent food with locally grown ingredients. The best pasties made on the spot and fresh fruit and veg an excellent butchery dept an d if you are on the way home excellent gift dept. Local wines and beers.

    Everything you could wish for. Plenty of parking. All in wonderful Devon country side surroundings.

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Lifton Farm Shop
Lifton, Devon, PL16 0DE

 01566 784605

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