Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh!

It’s the middle of March already – time to celebrate St Patrick’s Day!  What better choice than a smorgasbord of Seafood up from Cornwall? So, from tomorrow and for as long as supplies last we have a fantastic range of fresh Seafood.  From Cornwall for the most part – not Ireland itself – but freshly …

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Mother’s Day Weekend at the farm?

Hard to believe perhaps but it’s almost Mothering Sunday. Many of you have already booked tables for lunch on what is normally one of our busiest Sundays of the year! We do have some tables left for lunch on the day itself but the demand is so high that we have decided to open on …

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All about our birds this week…

More cold, wet wintery weather again this week – it’s starting to feel like the winter will never end!   Of course, nature is much more savvy than we humans.  The plants, the insects, bees and the birds all know that Spring is round the corner.  We are running a staff competition to see who …

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Anyone for Supper?

Dragons again this week as we launch our new Supper club – we will be holding our first dinner on Friday 1st March – St Davids Day. Held on the first Friday of each month, our new Supper club will highlight a different ingredient or product each month.  The aim is to produce exciting, new dishes with our seasonal …

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Celebrating the Lunar New Year

A return to our favourite meat this weekend in honour of the Lunar New Year … It may be the Year of the Dragon but we’ll be cooking a wide range of pork dishes to celebrate the Chinese New Year … the Chinese are, after all, the largest consumers of pork in the world.  They may eat …

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Cotswold Lion for lunch anyone?

Something of a repeat this week but so many people thought that the Cotswold Lion on last week’s restaurant menu was a mis-spelling – surely it should have been “Loin”, they said – that I thought it worth clarifying… So a Cotswold Lion is a breed of sheep. Not just any sheep but, perhaps, once, …

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Refreshed, recharged and raring to go … We’re Back!

We are all really excited to be back after our mid-winter break.   Of course it’s wonderful to have time out, to eat and drink with our families and friends, to relax, to read, even, in my case, to spend a little time on the beach…but after a few weeks away, we are now back …

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The last and probably the strangest fruit of the year?

Perhaps the strangest of English fruits, certainly the most under-used!   Once one of the most common tree fruits it offered the only burst of sweetness in the darkest days of the year.  During the Middle Ages this relative of Apples, Quince and Roses, originating in Iran and brought to England by the Romans, was …

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The first day of Meteorological winter…

Definitely a Janus-like feel to the farm this week.  We are facing both ways – north and south – frost and warmth – winter and summer…   The immediate experience is of another night of hard frost as we prepare rib-tickling, warming dishes of Hogget, Pork, Coco Beans, and Cuttlefish to counter the cold.  On …

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