quirky & imaginative with a real passion for service..Safety first... interpreting governement guidance brings with it some interesting challenges, please respect our team as we do our best to navigate a safe course for everyone... with such a mixture of spaces and activities no one policy/procedure fits all!
A destination for everyone...
Farmshop, Cafe, Deli & Plant Centre set within acres of reclaimed farmland, a beautifull mixed fruit orchard, wildflower meadow, footpaths and childrens area thenest is the perfect spot to catch up with friends, family and of course you must bring the dogs!
OPEN Monday - Saturday 9am-5pm - Sunday 10am-4pmtelephone 01531 670 816 email email@example.com
On September 22nd the government announced further national measures to address rising cases of coronavirus in England.
These new measures involve some changes here at the nest, primarily around food and drink consumed on the premises, specifically:
- food and drink must be ordered from, and served at, a table
This unfortunately means we will no longer be able to use the nesting box for takeout orders so ALL takeout will need to be consumed outside (weather permitting) or away from the farm…but, the silver lining is, more retail space!!
thenest hospitality side is continuously being reimagined and the latest (today’s) version will sit up to 74 guests divided over two lovely, unique, if quirky spaces.
When you arrive, we will meet you, note your contact details and take you to
your seats… take your order and serve you at your table…
no more queueing at the tills or uncertainty about getting a seat!
theVeranda – open sided, sheltered area, with tables subtly distanced by olive trees, climbers and antique doors with infrared heaters for cooler times
thenestCafe – a light filled creative space with vintage cinema seats, farrow and ball colours, antique and salvaged furnishings within an artist/maker exhibition space
Booking ahead is as ever a good plan, but we will always do our best to fit you in if we can.
Please Note changes from Thursday September 24th until further notice
In order for us to have the time to keep on top of all the essential, covid secure, day to day safety aspects we can no longer juggle bookings on the day and ask you please, please to book no later than 4.30pm the day before, as we genuinely hate letting anyone down, probably even more than you do! (although certain trip advisor critics it appears wouldn’t agree!)
Simply call 01531 670 816 or pop in a day or so beforehand, please note,
we will ask for a £5 non refundable table reservation fee to be set against
farmshop, deli & plant centre
Business ‘as usual’, with all the added safely measures to make your visit both
safe and enjoyable- please remeber from July 24th 2020 visitors are required to wear face protection, please come prepared, we really don’t want to be turning anyone away!
Weekday timetable:Monday to Thursday
Morning Coffee: served from 9am ‘tll 11am
Brunch: served between 11am and 3pm
Tea: served from 3pm ’till we close
the long Weekend.. Friday to Sunday
Brunch: served 9am ’till 3pm (all day till 4pm on Sunday)
Tea: served 3pm- close Friday & Saturday
DeliTakeout/away launched Thursday August 19th 2020
Picnic boxes & Sandwiches made to order from stock on the deli while you wait…
pre order available to save waiting on the day
Newent Plant Centre
Mark and the team are back to ‘normal’… limiting the number of customers onsite to meet with the latest recomendations best to call them directly for the latest infromation on 01531 670 121
We are so lucky to have loads of amazing artisan producers around these parts for example:
Oh My Goat!
Premium goats milk gelato using milk from Katie’s herd of happy, healthy goats. The whole process, from milking the goat’s to hand making and potting the gelato, complimented with local ingredient’s is carried out on the farm.
New in our shop freezer, today August 20th, simply devine goats milk gelato
125ml ready to eat pots amnd 500ml to take home and share… flavours include:
Naked… Salted Caramel… Strawberry and Chocolate
Little Knapp Distillery
Back in August 2018 Jonny came home from a busy shift in the kitchen and declared “We’re going to make gin!” Natalie heard the word gin to which her automatic response is “yes please”. After a period of experimenting and research we realised that we had both the skills and access to amazing botanical ingredients surrounding us here on the knapp to create a fantastic London Dry Gin. Shortly after this our very first gin ‘Wild Knapp Gin’ was born.
We emptied an outbuilding that was previously used for storage and purchased our first small still. When we say we are a small batch micro-distillery, we really mean it with each batch being a maximum 25 bottles.
We started to experiment with fruit and herbs grown on the land surrounding the distillery; known locally as the knapp. The ingredients we use include quince, apples, pears, thyme, bay, rosemary, rose petals and elderberries. We also cut our gin to bottle strength using our own spring water. After many late nights and interesting combinations we found what we thought was a winner. Everything we do is hand crafted from distilling the gin itself to bottling and labelling each bottle.
Severn Spots British Charcuterie
We produce award winning free-range British charcuterie made in Worcester. Only quality ingredients and free-range pork are used to create our salamis and chorizo. They are all made by hand and then air dried for up to 5 weeks until they are ready to eat. We are proud to be SALSA registered, meeting high standards in food safety.
GREAT TASTE AWARDS 2019: We are delighted that several of our charcuterie, salami and chorizo won Great Taste Awards. Our Tuscan Salami and Chorizo won 2 stars each; and Sopressata Salami, Walnut Sticks and Blueberry Sticks won 1 star each!
High animal welfare standards are very important to us. Therefore only use one quality pork supplier, Packington Pork, who are a RSPCA accredited farm – all of their pigs are free-range.
We pride ourselves on supporting the many award winning local suppliers we are blessed to be surrounded by… Wilce’s supply a great range of bottled ciders, our own label ACV (apple cider vinegar) and the draught for the cafe bar… loads other Cider makers are of course featured at thenest
Our fabulous ‘Henry’
Double height, 12.8m diameter, canvas and wood magnificence.. theHenry lives in the corner of our mixed fruit orchard from Easter ’till October. Initially seen as a wedding venue, theHenry is just a lovely welcoming space that lends its self to all manner of gatherings from brownies sleepovers, to concert hall seating 120, feast nights to family picnics, craft workshops to exhibitions
Never fails to delight
This is one of my regular places to visit for brunch, lunch or tea and it never fails to deliver despite expanding and getting busier. They have a great orchard to walk the dog and you can take your dog in if its good. Staff are amazing and the best coffee around.
Tasty, fresh, local food
We stopped for lunch. I had a sage and onion scotch egg and salad, my son had a warm, freshly made sausage roll also with salad. Delicious. We both finished our plates. A good pot of tea and all at a reasonable price. A lovely deli to look round and buy presents to take home
Great little deli and the home of the great scotch egg company
A big must visit if you’re anywhere near here good home cooked food and if your a fan of scotch eggs then a must as they have so many different types also the added bonus of a brilliant garden plant centre. Plenty of seating inside and out but can be busy at peak times highly recommended and a very friendly place
– Alank939 Reviewed 9 June 2019
Great place to visit
Took mum and dad out for a drive and ended up at the Nest and I’m really glad we went. It’s a garden center but different. The staff are friendly and polite, more than willing to give advice and expertise. The restaurant is well worth a visit, the food is all freshly prepared and their range of scotch eggs is amazing. And they don’t rip you off. Dogs are allowed which is brilliant, even in the restaurant, there are lots of tables both inside and out. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The Nest and will definitely be going back again.
– Tilly2Dalmatians reviewed 20 April 2019
22 august 2020
GRAND DAY OUT
on the weekend before the August Bank Holiday nestfest has developed and grown, with live music, artisan food stalls, pony rides, artists in action, classic cars, workshops and bars- Free entry and Parking
26 april 2020
Showcasing our unique venue and a host of amazing providers from caterers to photographers, dresses & jewelery to flosists and signwriters…