What with the birth of our first piglets and April’s visit in May, the year has been off to a great start. June came and went in a blaze of sunshine and our Midsummer Market and Feasts helped to top off what has been a great few months.
Our Midsummer market, with fine wares and sustenance aplenty, brought many people to the farm for the first time, a chance to meet local suppliers, explore the grounds and seek out animals basking in the endless sun.
Following this, the grills were lit for our Midsummer feasts, and with one long table extending past hops, tomatoes, chillies, kohlrabi, and such like, our lovely guests were served up a barrage of delights freshly plucked from the surrounding growing beds along side fresh cheeses, roe, and curds aplenty, followed by whole grilled spider crabs and monkfish to share, to mention but a few.
With midsummer now past, we look forward to what July and August have to offer. The final batch of rhubarb gin is steeping, the tomatoes are ripening apace and we are busy tending to our five colonies of bees. The new chickens seem to have settled (one should never get too settled with Mr Fox still at large) and the pigs are enjoying frequent mud baths.
The guesthouse is now full across the summer, but there are plenty of dinner spaces available should you wish to eat with us. Remaining places for our summer bread workshops are selling fast, but we’ve now opened bookings for the autumn classes, too. Do keep an eye on our Instagram feed for late availability alerts and farm news.
Happy holidays folks! Let’s hope this incredible summer continues (with a couple of rainy days for the garden, please). And remember to pack the sun cream.
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.
We have the following availability in the coming weeks...
19th August onward
Sunday 2nd September
Sunday 7th October
Thursday 11th October
Thursday 18th October
Sunday 28th October
Book online for dinner, a room or workshop, give us a call to book Sunday lunch
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.