Autumn is well and truly upon us. We leapt into action following the unseasonably early ripening of blackberries, plums and even sloes. The intoxicating aroma of ceps and chanterelles filled the kitchen after a bumper haul of mushrooms, pumpkins and squashes are curing in the cellar, the medlars are bletting in the bakery and Harry and Bart are jarring up our house mincemeat.
All of these treats have set us to thinking about the darker months - it seems only right to start planning ahead, and we've got some toasty events lined up to warm your cockles this winter. Whether it’s our special Christmas Wreath Workshop, Festive Sunday Lunch, or Christmas Market, or looking ahead to our extensive bread and fermentation courses in January, there should be something for everyone.
Wreath Making Workshop
With Christmas looming on the horizon, let us help you to get in the festive mood. Join us on 9th December in the Coombeshead farmhouse to make your very own Christmas wreath.
Using the traditional mossing and wiring method, you will use mixed foliage & feathers from the farm, dried fruit and berries, flowers and seasonal ribbon to make your very own wreath.
Sunday 9th December, 11.30 - 4pm.
£85 per person. All materials, refreshments and Sunday lunch included
We are delighted to welcome the masterful Nathan Outlaw to Coombeshead on Monday 3rd December to cook a one-off lunch and dinner at the farm.
Nathan will be cooking a fish-centric menu including nibbles to start, a Coombeshead bread course, a collection of seafood dishes by Nathan followed by his sweet-tooth fix, and last but not least, cheese from the Coombeshead Farm larder.
Now all sold out!
Festive Lunch Celebrations
Join us for two two of our special Sunday Lunches this December:
Festive Sunday Lunch ~ 16th Dec
Join us for much merriment at our special Festive Lunch, with all the trimmings.
£50 per person
New Years Sunday Lunch ~ 30th Dec
See the new year in with bellies full of celebratory delights
£50 per person
Bookings via phone and email
SATURDAY 1st DECEMBER
10am - 2pm
We are delighted to be hosting a Christmas market again this year.
Whether you pop in for a quick mulled wine and tasty bite to eat, or stay a while to stock up on Christmas gifts and festive cheer, we'd love to see you. As well as the usual festivities, we will be joined by a selection of wonderful local producers selling their goods, including:
Sweet treats from Exploding Bakery
Festive wreaths from florist Hannah Willcock
Beautiful ceramics from Rebecca Proctor
Jams & preserves from No. 82
Beer from Harbour Brewing Co.
Organic sourdough, mincemeat, chutneys, jellies, fruit butters and more from the Coombeshead team
And other talented friends and neighbours!
We will also be taking pre-orders for Harry’s festive pork pies - order at the market to pick up the weekend before Christmas (a perfect Boxing Day treat)!
We have the following availability in the coming weeks...
Wreath Making Workshop: Sunday 9th December
18th November onward
13th, 21st & 22nd December
Private Parties and Weddings:
If you would like to hire out the farm for a private party or wedding we are taking bookings for 2019. Please do get in touch if you would like any more information.