September; what a time to be at the farm. Elderberries and mushrooms already grace the larder, the plums and apples are in full swing and the first of our farm hams are being pulled from the cellar.
At a month old, the newest litters of piglets are already running amok, instincts fully dialled to discover the joys of a fallen plum and hidden cobnut. Melting hearts on a daily basis. It is, however, with a heavier heart that we bid farewell to the house martins and swallows that are so much a part of summer here as they begin their six week migration back to warm African soils. Bring on the crackle of Autumn fires after long walks and the must of damp leaves.
We're turning our attention to the winter months, planning Festive Sunday Lunches and Workshops. Rumours of a Mangalitza butchery and sausage workshop with Tom are rife, and we'll see if he can be dragged off his new (very old) tractor to make this happen.
We’ll hope to see you soon to share the bounty of the season.
On Monday 8th of April we hosted a special charity dinner with a full compliment of superstar chefs. Friends of the farm from near and far came to cook at Coombeshead for a dinner to support Parkinson's UK and The Stroke Association.
Jeremy Lee of Quo Vadis, Aaron Mulliss of The Hand and Flowers, Jonny Lake, formerly of The Fat Duck, Paul Cunningham of Henne Kirkeby Kro, our good friend Nathan Outlaw and of course our very own Tom, Oscar and Bart came together to create a one of a kind 7 course meal hosted at the farm. Each chef contributed a snack, full course, and an addition to an epic dessert trolley. A very delicious way to raise money for two fantastic causes.
We have the following availability coming up...
22nd September onward
26th & 27th September 10th, 17th, 19th October
Sunday 10th November
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 2020. Please do get in touch if you would like any more information.