What makes us different

We are inspired by our local community and it is the starting point of everything we do.

Wherever possible, our food comes from local farmers, growers and suppliers.

We offer employment and training opportunities to local people and provide flexible hours to support working parents, students and other part time workers.

We believe that consuming does not have to cost the earth so we take our recycling seriously. We recycle almost everything, leaving us with just one bin bag of non-recyclables a week.

We are proud to stock a wide range of local, ethically sourced, fair-trade, organic and sustainable products to suit all tastes and pockets.

We offer a discount to staff and customers for buying direct from our suppliers, thereby supporting those on a tight budget. 

As a not for profit business and so we support a wide range of local events and projects including –

Chagford Swimming Pool, Chagford Film Festival and Chagstock – our local biggest small music festival!

 Our window regularly features local initiatives promoting their goods and services, providing inspiration and information.

If you would like to promote your work or event at The Courtyard please get in touch.

Why we sell Organic and Fair-trade

Fairtrade products are made in safe and healthy working conditions, where farmers and producers receive a fair price for their produce and have a voice in how their workplace is run.

Organic means working with nature, not against it. It focuses on high levels of animal welfare, low levels of pesticides, no manufactured herbicides or artificial fertilisers and more environmentally sustainable management of the land and natural environment.  Whatever you’re buying when you choose organic food, drink or beauty and textiles, you choose products that promote a better world.


All of the food that is sold and served at The Courtyard is either vegetarian or vegan.

We don’t sell meat, but if that’s what you’re looking for, we can highly recommend Chagford’s very own producer of high welfare organic meat and dairy:  Chagfarm is a Community Supported Agriculture project which provides organic meat, eggs and dairy boxes.  Take a look at what they do here.

Allergies and intolerances

We stock a wide range of gluten free, dairy free and meat free alternatives.