December has been a fun month here at Coombeshead, crammed with some great events and highlights. We kicked off the festive period with our Christmas Market, which was much busier than anticipated! Next up we had the great man himself, Nathan Outlaw, join us for a very special lunch and dinner brimming with delicious seafood. Then on to Padstow Festival where Tom and Harry carried out a pork pie demo. We also held our first Christmas wreath workshop at the farm using beautiful foliage, berries and feathers foraged at the farm.
We were extremely excited to install six wine taps in the restaurant with Unchartered Wines. Each 30-litre KeyKeg fits up to 40 bottles of wine and lasts for months on end, eliminating over 20kgs of glass and countless wine wastage. As a small business trying to reduce our impact wherever possible, this is something we are very excited about.
During all the excitement we have been keeping a watchful eye on our two sows who were due their second litters. We are pleased to announce that two more litters of tiny stripey piglets have been safely born in the woods, and are already snuffling around.
As the year draws to a close we look ahead to 2019 and all the excitement that a new year brings with it. The guesthouse and restaurant are both closed 2nd January - 14th February but the bakery and workshop space will be in full swing and we will be running some fantastic two day bread and fermentation courses to help to beat the winter blues.
We are very excited to have installed six wine taps in the restaurant with Unchartered Wines!
One 30-litre KeyKeg fits up to 40 bottles of wine and lasts for months on end, eliminating over 20kgs of glass and countless wine wastage. As a small business trying to reduce our impact wherever possible, this is something we are very excited about.
Since starting in November 2017 Unchartered Wines has saved 97 tons of glass from being used for wines-by-the-glass and replaced that with six tons of Keykeg. The wine is kegged at source and shipped in the most efficient ways possible to reduce emissions and price, meaning better value wine by the glass and significantly less lorries on the road.
We have the following availability coming up...
Extended bread and fermentation workshops:
17th Feburary 2019 onward
28th February 2019, then March onward
Fancy having the place to yourself? Coombeshead Farmhouse sleeps up to twelve people, and the restaurant can accommodate up to 30 people, making Coombeshead a great location for private parties, dinners and events.
If you are interested in hiring 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.
Please note, our guesthouse and restaurant are closed 2nd January - 14th February 2019