Spring has finally sprung at Coombeshead, and we’re delighted to welcome the arrival of 12 new mangalitza piglets, the first to be born at the farm. Happily tucked away in the woodland alongside our new chickens, the ladies are doing brilliantly with their new charges - who are already running amok and slipping under the fence to explore the footpaths.
We’re excited to say that the first of the season’s rhubarb and asparagus are now on the menu, alongside amazingly plump oysters from Rock and hand dived Cornish scallops. We’ve been busily making house coppa, speckwurst, lardo and red wine salami as well as rowan glazed ham, and are looking forward to getting our beautiful pure bred mangalitsa loins, currently ageing at Philip Warren, into the kitchen at the beginning of June.
Having come to the end of a stonking batch of rhubarb gin, we’re debuting Louise’s fantastic Cornish Vermouth - or 'Kernato' - in the guesthouse. Inspired by the great man Mauro Vergano, Louise spent several weeks making tinctures and syrups from the wild herbs at the farm, to blend with local wine from our friends and growers George and Loretta. Lucky guests!
And finally, tickets are selling fast for our Midsummer Feasts on the 24th of June and we're working hard to get the farm ready for our celebration. Showcasing all that the garden has to offer, we'll be lining up tables the length of the old milking barn turned polytunnel for two special feasts - lunch and dinner. Pre-booking is essential and you can do so by following the link below.
April in May
Coombeshead co-owner and absolute wonder April Bloomfield was been in residence in the kitchen at the beginning of May, turning out some fantastic seasonal dishes and catching up with the new arrivals. Farmhouse guests enjoyed dinners and breakfasts cooked by April's own fair hands, whilst many more diners came in for her special Sunday lunch. What a way to kick start May.
Join us to mark the summer solstice at our inaugural Midsummer celebration on 23rd and 24th June.
Saturday 23rd of June
Come along to our summer market, featuring a host of talented local craftspeople and producers, as well as our own hot food and sourdough bread offering.
Sunday 24th June
Join us for lunch or dinner in the old milking barn turned greenhouse for a menu focused on all that the garden has to offer.
Last September we were proud to host our first wedding here at Coombeshead Farm. It was a joyous day with beautiful natural flowers from Garden Gate Flower Company and a delicious menu devised by Tom featuring our house charcuterie, vegetables straight from the garden, succulent lamb cooked on open fire and quince and hazlenut tarts.
We were thrilled to see it featured on Rock My Wedding and be able to relive the day all over again.
If you would like to host a private party or wedding here with us we are taking bookings for late 2018 and 2019. Please do get in touch if you would like any more information.
We have the following availability in the coming weeks...
Sunday 8th July
Sunday 12th August
Saturday 30th June
Thursday 5th July
Saturday 7th July