Conservatory Cafe Barnstaple & Garden Room Ashford

Fresh seasonal bistro dining

At St John's we are proud to use local suppliers and locally sourced produce wherever possible, freshly cooked every day.  We cater for all diets from gluten free to vegetarian and vegan, and all appetites, large and small!

We offer a wide selection of meals and snacks from breakfast and morning coffee to delicious freshly cooked lunches (including daily specials) and afternoon Devon Cream Teas!  If you have any specialized dietary needs please contact us prior to your visit and we will try and accommodate your requirements.

We are open seven day a week – meals, snacks or just a coffee break you are assured of a warm welcome. In the warmer summer months sit out in our large patio areas surrounded by aromatic plants and bushes.


Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm


Restaurant service: Breakfast 9am-11am  |  Main Meals 11.30am-3.00pm | Selected items available until 4.00pm


Sunday 10.00am-4pm


Breakfast 10.00am-11.00pm  |  Carvery at Ashford and Barnstaple 11.30am-2.30pm  |  Main meals 11.30am-2.30pm  |  Selected items available until 3.00pm


Our kitchens have a 5 Star Food Standards Agency rating – the highest available. That inspires confidence in our food preparation and hygiene throughout the kitchen and customer counter display.


Dogs – well behaved dogs (on leads) are allowed in our Garden Centres, however they are not allowed inside the restaurants (with the exception of service dogs), please ask for access to our patio & gardens though, as they are allowed outside the restaurant!



Fabulous fruit and cheese scones

Made in our kitchen every morning and glorious with melted butter or with clotted cream and jam for an occasional indulgence.


Sunday carvery at Ashford & Barnstaple

A choice of meats for all the family including smaller portions for the children and those with smaller appetites.


Made by us of course...

..and eaten by you. Cakes, with gluten free and vegan options also available. Look out for our statement Cake of the Week!


7 day a week dining

Pretty much all year round with only Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Easter Sunday closed. In the warmer months sit outside on our sunny patio.


Vegetarian options

Available every day, we cater for all diets from vegan, vegetarian to gluten-free. Please contact us if you have special dietary requirements.


Fresh from the sea

Battered fillet of cod in a Devon cider batter served every day. Look out for our specials every Friday in our Conservatory Restaurant.

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