The Cornish hedgerows and woodlands are doing their best to keep to the Spring routine. Wild Garlic has sprung with no let up and features on the menu with a healthy dose of creamed potato and aged Mangalitza pork loin. The Cornish seas continue to bear fruits, and we have been lucky to receive plenty of live spider crabs, along with plump cod's roe and glistening mackerel from Helston which are given a liberal salting and smoking before finding themselves on our Sunday lunch offering. A very fine thing indeed. On the subject of Sunday lunch, we now have our Coombeshead Hebridean lamb on the table - the legs slowly hung next to the fire in the hearth, the bellies confited and glazed, and an absolutely stonking sausage made from the shoulder and front legs.
Whilst the beds and polytunnel are manured and all ready for what lies ahead, the garden plan is complete and the propagator is working double time with tomatoes and broad beans beginning their journeys. This summer we will aim to become largely self sufficient on the vegetable front, with the exception of our great friends and brilliant growers George and Loretta who will be supplying us with exceptional asparagus, rhubarb, berries and mustards.
See below for some of the fantastic ways you can experience Coombeshead this Spring and Summer.
April in May
Coombeshead co-owner April Bloomfield will be in residence in the kitchen this May. The menu will be entirely dependent on the garden but we can guarantee that it will showcase the best that Spring at the farm and April's talents have to offer.
We are now taking bookings for:
Thursday 3rd May
Friday 4th May
Saturday 5th May
Sunday 6th May
at £65 a head
Sunday 6th May
at £50 a head
You can now book online for dinner or get in touch to book lunch.
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.