Hello & Welcome
Local Produce, Makers, Creators and Innovators flourish alongside artisan and unusual finds, spectacular plants and decorative highlights in this lovely corner of Herefordshie countryside.. a far cry from our humble Scotch Egg market stall...

The nest is open 9am-4pm Mon to Sat and from 10am on Sun

with the cafe ’till 3pm and takeaway ’till 4!
Shop Onlinelink to Handmade Scotch Egg Co

Swallows' nest - indoor cafe

OPEN Seven days a week 9am-3pm (Sundays 10am-3pm)


Naturally, all we want to do is usher everyone back with open arms, bend the rules for you and keep things simple and easy, but obviously there are rules to work with, and we are just having to work around this. You will find the same excellent level of service and kindness we have always given plus blankets if you get chilly


The Orchard Garden tables are now freed up for you to enjoy a takeaway from the deli counter

NO BOOKINGS please just turn up and we will do our best to seat you

Newent Plant Centre

 Mark and the team are back open ’till 5pm …  give them a call directly for the latest infromation, stock and offers on 01531 670 121 


Something to keep your spirits up available in store as usual, and through our online store too


Today its Smokey Tomato & Mushroom Soup… mmm recipes change all the time so no chance of getting bored!

600ml tubs of homemade soup at just £1.95

Loosen the lid and heat in a microwave oven (850 watt) for two minutes… stir and heat again for a further 1 minute.  Or pour into a saucepan and heat gently ’till piping hot…

Serve with thickly buttered bread.. pure comfort food!

from theEGGSHED

Our very own production kitchens produce some of the finest SCOTCH EGGS around and over the years have developed a selection of amazing JUMBLE ROLLS and Penny’s renowned QUICHES

There is always a fine selection at the deli counters, the fabFOUR, ClassicMac, Scrumpy, SmokieJoe and VEGetabularian are always around, joined by an ever changing bunch of their cousins, if you want to know when you favourite is next on the menu head over to the HMSE website


The creative hub of the whole nest adventure.  Working in small batches, everything is prepared and cooked  just as you would at home.. Soups and Salads, Cakes (Welsh varieties too!) and Puddings, Ready Meals and Snacks, Jams, Chutneys, Pickles and of Marmalade!

Paintshop – new section for thenest February 2021

A stunning collection of luxury paint colours. Fenwick & Tilbrook paint is made to order and delivered to us by the next working day

Orchard & Canvas  Weddings and Events at Little Verzons Farm    Ethereal Romance with a dash of Vintage Elegance


by Sep 21, 2019

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

Flagship Events

22 august 2020


Our Anual


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…