Jetsetter Magazine: Winner of "Best for Food” category in 2017
By Lindsey Olander
The rise of the restaurant inn is upon us. This was a difficult category to nail down—especially because of how excited we were when SingleThread hit California’s Sonoma Valley—but the allure of Coombeshead Farm proved too strong to ignore.
Cornwall, England, had already been attracting rising chefs thanks to a newfound interest in its fertile land and culinary traditions, but when big-name British toques April Bloomfield and Tom Adams transformed this tiny 18th-century farmhouse, it became the year’s biggest food story.
The real magic happens at the communal table and open kitchen, where flavors of unrefined country life (celeriac served in a rich butter sauce with roasted pumpkin seeds; breakfast spreads featuring sourdough toast, hog’s pudding, and bowls of scrambled eggs) bring the experience home.
This is still a working farm, but there's also a cozy library and five admirably simple bedrooms done up with plaid wool throws and home-made lavender soap. After foraging for meal ingredients (blackberries; sorrel) on the property’s 66 acres and collecting eggs from the henhouse, you're sure to feel more like being a family member than a paying guest.