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River Bourne Community Farm

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Closed Now: 09:00 - 16:30
Open today: 09:00 - 16:30
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Great place to visit alone or with kids.

This is a great enterprise, I went there to do a recce before recommending to a grand-daughter with... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Romsey, United Kingdom
Lovely spot

We’ve been meaning to visit this place for some months so great to choose a lovely day to try out... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
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  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“farm shop”(10 reviews)
“highland cows”(4 reviews)
“open farm”(3 reviews)
River Bourne Community Farm is based on land adjacent to Cow Lane in the village of Laverstock, Salisbury. Initially on 63 acres of land adjoining the River Bourne, the farm has developed into a sustainable working farm, supported by full-time staff...more
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Cow Lane | Laverstock, Salisbury SP1 2AS, England
+44 1722 330667
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 December 2014

For families, young and old. Interesting rare breed farm animals. Little cafe serving home made fare and also a farm shop with and array of small goods, jams, pickles, cheeses / gifts etc. All run by volunteers. Well worth a visit and worthy of a...More

2  Thank Julie C
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 August 2014

I am not sure what all the fuss is about. It is just a collection of grotty pens, devoid of animals, staffed by random and unwelcoming individuals wandering around occasionally doing some low level gardening. There doesn't even seem to be space to house any...More

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RBCFarmgirl, Manager at River Bourne Community Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2015

This is a bit harsh. 1. This "review" was done in August, when all of the animals are out in the paddocks and fields where they should be - not penned up. 2. The shop is small but beautifully formed and has a lot of...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2018

This is a great enterprise, I went there to do a recce before recommending to a grand-daughter with children, and I particularly wanted to try out the cafe. There is lots there for children to do and look at, the place was buzzing when I...More

1  Thank Margee2018641
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We’ve been meaning to visit this place for some months so great to choose a lovely day to try out the new cafe at lunchtime. Friendly and helpful staff with choice of one veggie and one meat dish plus range of cakes. This is a...More

1  Thank 147robt
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Two longish visits on successive days with my 7 year old nephew. Gave a welcome break from YouTube, robots and guns. He absolutely loved feeding the donkeys. Thank for a great space just to hang around!

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Plenty of animals and opportunities to pet and feed them. Nice little cafe and farm shop. Granddaughter loved helping collect eggs and learned how to pick up a chicken and clean out the coop. Great fun Agnes docile and beautiful Highland Cow.

Thank Carol P
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

On a hot summer morning the farm was a cute place to visit. Highland cows, sheep, chickens and more. Nice range of produce available as well.

Thank JaymieOK
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Good for short morning or afternoon visits nice cafe seemed reasonably priced. Not a huge selection of animals but enough to entertain little ones for a couple of hours.

Thank Edd87
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We visited with my parents who live not far from it. My children loved it; it's not big, it's quite simple in its approach but to be honest that is why it's so nice. It's great to see a community space that offers a chance...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 13 August 2018

A gentle walk from the City Centre and a fantastic enterprise on the edge of Laverstock. Always worth a walk for a wander around the farm, an ice cream in the sunshine or home produce from the shop. Superb staff and smiles all round.

Thank Wadsa
Reviewed 27 July 2018

The farm is quite small more of a smallholding, but it is on the outskirts of Salisbury, there are plenty of animals to see, stroke and feed, there is a farm shop a cafe and best of all ENTRANCE IS FREE with all proceeds towards...More

2  Thank stevehutch
Reviewed 10 July 2018

See and feed the pigs piglets llamas donkeys. Visit the hens rabbits etc etc. Walk down the lane to the stream. Then treat yourself to a coffee and cake!

1  Thank Julie C
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I’m so sorry, I have only just seen your message! Yes you can. We love doggies.