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Located in the heart of the Sanctuary, just off the A3052 Exeter to Lyme Regis road, our Hayloft Restaurant serves freshly-prepared meals daily from 9am, including hearty breakfasts, delicious lunches and Devonshire cream tea.

Please note, our lunch menu is served until 3pm.

Whether you are here to visit the donkeys, mules and hinnies, enjoy a walk or just popping in for a bite to eat, you're sure of a warm welcome.

Our mouth-watering cakes and other produces, including meat and fish, are carefully sourced from local producers and farmers who adhere to the highest standards of food production and animal welfare.

Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are available. Please speak to a member of staff if you have any dietary requirements.

All profits go The Donkey Sanctuary, and dogs are welcome to accompany visitors in the restaurant.

Group visits

We welcome groups of any size and our donkeys and mules love the added fuss and attention they receive and they are absolutely free with coach parking available.

If you pre-book1 your group visit with the Visitors' Centre and Gift Shop, you can enjoy an introductory talk to your group on board the coach with a 10% discount voucher2 for every group member. Coach drivers also receive a free filter coffee or pot of tea and a delicious slice of cake too.

To book a group visit, please contact our Visitors' Centre Manager on +44 (0) 1395 573005 (8.30 am - 4.30 pm).

  1. Pre-booking is essential with a minimum of 48 hours notice given.
  2. The voucher entitles 10% off purchases in the Hayloft Restaurant. These vouchers should be collected from the Visitors' Centre and Gift Shop and are redeemable only at the Hayloft Restaurant.

Award winning food


Enjoy some of the county's finest food which we source locally from Devon suppliers.

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Looking for free wifi? Drop into our Hayloft Restaurant and get connected!