Bring Your Own Horse to Bed and Breakfast

With over 500 kilometres of bridleways on Exmoor, every horse owner’s dream of trail riding can come alive. In a new leaflet launched this month by a group of local guest providers, the exciting prospect of being able to ride the recently established, unbroken trail, from Nether Stowey in the Quantock Hills in Somerset to Exford, the heart of Exmoor and into Devon, is introduced.

The 33-mile Coleridge Bridleway connects the Quantock Hills to the vast expanse of Exmoor where there are over 300 miles of permitted bridleways to explore with bed and breakfast stops for you and your horse at some of the areas most picturesque locations.

This handy leaflet lists thirteen bed and breakfast providers on Exmoor and the Quantock Hills. It also shows their location on a map so that pre-planning a circular or long ride is made easy. ‘Hitching up’ your horse at each stop is in fenced fields and paddocks, with some providers offering stabling too. Pre-booking with all accommodations is essential.


Still one of the most horse-friendly areas in Gt. Britain, equestrians will find all the services they need are close to hand and readily available. See the bring your own horse leaflet on this website. Copies of this new free leaflet can be ordered online or by post. Contact 01643 831151, or email carolecwoods@aol.com.

Wet Gun Dog (Mainly for Men!)

Balm Wash
Wet Gun Dog Aftershave Balm
Calms and moisturises dry or rough skin. Contains honey, beeswax, and apricot oil. Ideal for sensitive skin. Use daily after shaving to maintain good skin condition.
100 ml. £8.90
Wet Gun Dog Body Wash
Helps skin to retain moisture and not leave it feeling dry. Contains honey, extract of wheatgerm and evening primrose.
250 ml. £4.95
Wet Gun Dog Honey Soap Bar
Honey, beeswax and vegetable oil bar that is mild and gentle. Leaves skin feeling silky smooth.
150 gm. £3.50
Wet Gun Dog Hand Cream
‘This is a rich hand cream that contains honey, wheatgerm oil and comfrey oil and has a spicy fragrance. Comfrey is known as the ‘knit bone’ herb because of its healing properties. It contains the healing agent allantoin which can relieve sores and chaps. Rub well into hands especially into any sore areas.
100 ml. £6.70

Visitors to the Farmers Den have had the pleasure of seeing and purchasing the distinctive range of quintessentially English Wildlife and Domestic Animal Paintings by Andrew Partridge.  Animals, Birds and Things are depicted in his Caught in the Headlights range of blank greetings cards that have been a best seller for us for many years.

Now there is a new range of “Over The Hill” greetings cards inspired by the characters taken from the immensely popular Tails & Verse from Over The Hill book. These Exmoor characters have an enduring quality depicted in extraordinary detail by the artist Andrew Partridge. The Cards size is approx. 6″ x 6″ with envelope in film bag. Blank inside for your own message. £2.20 each. There are 15 images available in the card range and 17 that include The Ringer, and The Card School in the print range. The prints are available in A4 for £22 and A3 for £45. For further details contact The Farmers Den.

Bobbin The Farm Hands
Bobbin’                                          The Farm Hands
The card school The Ringer
The Card School                                          The Ringer


Just arrived in store as a special recommendation from us for this year’s Christmas shopping list, two volumes of Sally the Baroness De Wint’s recipes that have been published by The Countryman’s Weekly over the years. The books are softbacks, A5 size and printed in full colour with over 400 recipes in each. Price £9.99 each + postage.



Ann Blackband

Exmoor Inspired

Gary Mills Exmoor Inspired printed stocks are nearly all polyester cotton with an interlining of polyester cotton to give extra body to the finished product. Full how to tie your stock instructions included with each purchase.
Recommended neck sizes – Small – teenager, Medium – women’s Large – men’s and ladies that like extra to tuck in.
Price £20.50 plus postage or in store. Call 01643 831151 or email carolecwoods@aol.com to order stating Style Name and Size.

Hunting Breeches

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In 2010 The Farmers Den in collaboration with Kashket & Partners, the ceremonial uniform makers, tailored these ready made hunting breeches to sell to our customers. Based on the Life Guard cut, the breeches are made from 100% pure wool with buckskin knee pads and sprayed with silicone for protection. The off-the-peg sizes currently available are waists 32″, 34″ and 36″ with a regular leg measurement. Price £250

Ring 01643 831151 for more information or call in at the Exford store, Chapel Street, Exford, Exmoor National Park, Somerset TA24 7PY. Open Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm including Saturdays and Sundays.


We have received an unusual selection of show-stopper waistcoats suitable for those with a taste for the slightly eccentric or moving in circles where they want to impress.

The cloth is made from the bark of the FICUS (or Fig Tree). The outer bark from the tree has been stripped, soaked and beaten out with wooden mallets.
We have three sizes that were produced by a small independent in the U.K. All the fronts are made up in bark cloth with 4 brass buttons and two front faux pocket flaps.

The largest has been made up in a man-size and fits a 48″ chest with both the front and the back made from bark cloth.

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The ladies size will fit a 38″ bust and features an attractive deer motif cream wool/silk back.


And the third waistcoat in a unisex 40″ chest has a tie-dye cotton/silk back.



Dry clean only Price £100