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Winter is creeping up on the farm. With the advent of our Christmas market the air was full of the smell of mince pies and mulled wine, as people ordered Coombeshead provisions and pork pies to stock up for Christmas. We had to leap into action this autumn following the unseasonably early ripening of berries, sloes, apples, quince and mushrooms, and after all of the preserving and jarring our labour has been bearing fruit. Our house ‘quincemeat’ made its debut on the 1st of December and there will be many a mince pie to come for the lucky guests this month…

We’re looking forward to teaching you something new this winter and have some fantastic workshops lined up. Whether it’s our special Christmas Wreath Workshop or extensive bread and fermentation courses in January, there should be something for everyone to beat the winter blues.


Winter opening

Please note our guesthouse and restaurant opening hours for Christmas and New Year 2018 - 2019:

Closed: 23rd - 27th December 2018
Open: 28th December 2018 - 1st January 2019
Closed: 2nd January - 14th February 2019
Open: 14th February 2019 onward

The bakery and office and workshop space will be open as usual from January 2nd onwards.

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January Workshops

We will be running two extensive workshops at the farm in the new year. A perfect way to beat the January Blues - or a fantastic christmas present!

Find out more and book your place for:

Two day bread workshop: 26th & 27th January
Over two days, you will go in-depth on all things naturally leavened: covering country sourdough, poolish-risen baguettes, danish style rye, all the while playing with different techniques of scalding, sprouting and porridges to build flavour. Our Head Baker Ben Glazer will guide you through the complete process from maintaining your sourdough starter, to proving, shaping and baking your loaf, all in the setting of our production bakery.

Two day fermentation workshops: 31st January & 1st February and 2nd & 3rd February
Former Head Chef of Coombeshead and all round fermentation wizard Rose Greene will be paying us a special one off visit to share her knowledge via two fermentation workshops. Covering drinks, dairy, vegetables and pre-digestion, you'll go home with all of the knowledge and cultures you need to continue your fermentaion journey at home.

Both of our January workshops are available as day only or residential courses - you can book here now.


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

Now fully booked - feel free to email us on to add yourself to the waiting list.




We have the following availability in the coming weeks...

Extended bread and fermentation workshops: January

Sunday Lunch:
2019 - 17th Feburary onward

2018 - 21st December
2019 - 17th & 28th February, then March onward

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.


Please note our guesthouse and restaurant opening hours for Christmas and New Year 2018-2019:

Closed: 23rd December - 27th December 2018
Open: 28th December 2018 - 1st January 2019
Closed: 2nd January - 14th February 2019
Open: 14th February 2019 onward