Taverners - Great Farm Food
We are now closed for
the season and will
re-open Spring 2017
Taste of the west Champion 2015
Taste of the west Highly Commended 2015
Taste of The West Gold Award 2015
Taste of the west Silver 2015

The Farm & Our Story:

Taverners farm is a fifth generation 500 acre family farm
in Devon

A Working Farm:

In our milking herd, we have 250 Devonshire milking cows and Friesians. The herd is milked through a 32 standing 16 milking unit parlour.

A working farm today, the Taverner family have been dairy farming here for five generations. Rob and Helen Taverner began the Devonshire Milking Cow Project to bring back the South Devon cow, the so-called Orange Elephant, as a great milking breed. It's much creamier milk makes superb ice cream!

The cows graze grass for much of the year and only come into the sheds in the depth of the winter to have their calf.

Latest News


The best place to get the very latest news and information about Orange Elephant Ice Cream is via our Facebook...

Opening March 25th 2016

We are opening our doors for the spring and summer season on Friday March 25th 2016. We will be open seven...

Change of Opening Times

Last day of 7 day opening is Tuesday 2nd September. Thereafter, Saturday and Sundays only 10am - 5pm until...

Our Cows
Devonshire Milking Cows
Nicknamed Orange Elephants, once this magnificent breed could be seen throughout Devon. Read more
How to Find Us
How to Find Us
Find Orange Elephant Ice Cream, a hidden gem in the Haldon Valley countryside, just outside of Exeter. Read more
Taverners Farm, Lower Brenton, Kennford, Exeter, Devon EX6 7YL.  Tel: 01392 833 776
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