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Dr Beynon's Bug Farm

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Good grub & grubs

Lovely setting Very interesting exhibits Good Sunday lunch - roast beef and super 'brownie... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mike H
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Quorndon, England, United Kingdom
What an unexpected fun day out, highly reccommend

I like to do new and unusual things. Hit the nail right on the head here! What an unexpected fun... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pozzza
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Our beautiful farm, nestled just 1 mile from St Davids is home to 'The Bug Farm', a unique attraction that is suitable for adults and families alike. We are a Scientific Research Centre & Working Farm, run by TV entomologist Dr Sarah Beynon. We...more
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Lower Harglodd Farm, St Davids SA62 6BX, Wales
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely setting Very interesting exhibits Good Sunday lunch - roast beef and super 'brownie & ice-cream' Well worth a visit

Thank Mike H
Sarah B, Owner at Dr Beynon's Bug Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for the 5* review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and your lunch. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I appreciate the concept and one of the rooms with the ant colony is impressive; but when you factor the cost of entry to what you get, in comparison to other attractions, the place falls significantly short.More

Thank Neil S
Sarah B, Owner at Dr Beynon's Bug Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review The Bug Farm and I'm sorry that it wasn't for you. If only you had let us know at the time then we could have ensured that you had seen the whole site and taken on board...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like to do new and unusual things. Hit the nail right on the head here! What an unexpected fun day out, particularly on a rainy day. Staff were welcoming & informative. Definitely worth paying that tiny bit extra to get hands-on with the bugs....More

Thank Pozzza
Sarah B, Owner at Dr Beynon's Bug Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for such a great review. I'm so pleased that you have mentioned that the Up-Close sessions can change peoples' often negative perceptions of bugs - that is exactly what we're aiming for! We have only recently decided to extend our Sept-Oct...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting place, however it was very wet today so didn't do the outside stuff. I wouldn't advise taking the kids when it's wet. I particularly enjoyed allowing bugs to crawl over my hand and also the tasting platter of dried insects (just like crispy...More

Thank Julian150994
Sarah B, Owner at Dr Beynon's Bug Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for the review - as you say, there are a lot more areas to explore when the weather is better. I'm glad you enjoyed the Up-Close session and the tasting platter in Grub Kitchen - I hope the family enjoyed the doggy...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to visit Bug Grub as I travel with my dog which means choice can be limited. I'm so pleased I did! Everyone who worked there was lovely but it is the food that is the star of the show. One of the best...More

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Sarah B, Owner at Dr Beynon's Bug Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for such a fabulous review - we'll make sure to pass on your comments to Grub Kitchen. I agree with you that the stuffing is delicious - I always look forward to Sunday Roast leftovers just for the stuffing! We look...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

fabulous food, fabulous bugs and the staff are lovely and soo helpful and informative. Cricket cookies are scrumptious. I cannot fault this little farm and business. Sarah is world class in her knowledge, she is creative and has ideas that are stimulating the whole community...More

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Sarah B, Owner at Dr Beynon's Bug Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you so much for such a wonderful and very kind review Anna. I am extremely touched. I'm thrilled to hear that The Bug Farm has helped your brother to get over his phobia of bugs - that sort of experience is exactly what we...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

The indoor exhibits - a small range of arthropods was interesting enough but it was too small to hold the interest for long. Outside it's a story of lost opportunities - the off subject activities such as the play area was far too small and...More

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Sarah B, Owner at Dr Beynon's Bug Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write the review and I'm sorry that The Bug Farm wasn't for you. We do have a large variety of tropical invertebrates on show, as well as all of the other indoor exhibitions including the Bug Museum, Art Gallery,...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

I just fell in love with this little jewel of a place. From the amazing concept to experiencing what's on offer. Here are people with a vision. Everyone is enthusiastic & knowledgeable. It's small scale & accessible. Children & adults can get up close to...More

Thank Pauline M
Sarah B, Owner at Dr Beynon's Bug Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thanks so much for such a lovely review of The Bug Farm and Grub Kitchen cafe and for your comments about our vision. We very much look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

The staff here are lovely, so welcoming from the reception to the live handling session. The live handling was interesting and informed with staff who clearly cared about the bugs and insects. We handled the obvious and the unusual. The place is small but very...More

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Sarah B, Owner at Dr Beynon's Bug Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thanks for the review and the comments on our lovely team and The Bug Farm site. I guess, like mushrooms, certain edible insects aren't for everyone! These are probably the first 100% negative comments we have had on Grub Kitchen's insect-based food, but our tastes...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

There are two indoor exhibition rooms, one with live tropical bugs, and the other with specimen collections - both have lots of information on offer and are very good. Outside attractions - a couple of fields, and a play barn.The cafe menu is good, but...More

Thank DL2010
Sarah B, Owner at Dr Beynon's Bug Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thanks for the review and I'm glad you enjoyed the Bug Museum and Tropical Bug Zoo. On the day you came, we did have other stallholders here and they were in our Art Gallery and part of Grub Kitchen. The Bug Farm Trail is indeed...More

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konatraveller
30 May 2018|
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Many apologies for the delayed reply - I didn't know that Trip Advisor had 'Questions'! I do hope you visited us and, in case you still want to know, you can indeed just come into Grub Kitchen for lunch without visiting the... More
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konatraveller
30 May 2018|
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Many apologies for the delayed reply - I didn't know that Trip Advisor had 'Questions'! I do hope you visited us and, in case you still want to know, you can indeed just come into Grub Kitchen for lunch without visiting the... More
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Response from Sarah B | Property representative |
Many apologies for the delayed reply - I didn't know that Trip Advisor had 'Questions'! I do hope you visited us and found out our August opening times. This year, we are open every day in August, 10:30am-4:30pm.
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