the café

a place to sit , to read or to write, to meet friends, talk, flirt, look and listen, to dream…wink

From July 19th 2021

Face Coverings RECOMMENDED


“the decision over whether to do so or not, when visiting the nest is for each individual to take”


We do understand that from 19 July it will no longer be mandatory for people to wear masks in shops and cafes in England.


However, the government has said it “expects and recommends that people continue to wear a face covering in crowded, enclosed, spaces…


Obviously we would love nothing more than to throw away our masks and welcome you all back in with open arms, BUT to be on the safe side we will, for now, continue to limit numbers in the shop and cafe and to wear our masks and respectfully ask that you do so too.


BOOKINGS: We are not taking bookings just now but will maybe start to once we find out how the new world works

swallows' NEST cafe

9am ’till 3pm every day  and  from 10am Sunday – no bookings just drop in and we will do our best to look after you.

Developed through lockdown to the back of the farmshop, overlooking the grounds and orchards. Our Team will seat you, take your details and your orders at your table

SWALLOWS nest menu may 2021

Orchard GARDEN

Now that we can come back indoors this lovely  spot is ideal to enjoy a picnic/ take away from the deli

Developed to see us through stage 2 the garden will at stage 4 open its own outdoor griddle kitchen & bar to serve you through what we all hope will be a long hot summer!


DELI picnics

All our usual deli treats; from the Eggshed, our infamous Scotch eggs (thank you Mr Eustace), jumble rolls and regatta pies… amazing cheeses, some of the best quiche around and our signature coleslaw’s, hummus and mayos backed up with freshly made butty’s and buns, hot soups and picnic boxes to enjoy out and about, or at home


Wednesday – Sunday 10am-4pm 

Our beautiful little sister cafe based at the awesome warehouse701 recycling centre on the outskirts of Rotherwas, Hereford HR2 6NS

nest 701 menu may 2021


Beautiful relaxed, rustic cafe, set in the grounds of the Warehouse701 decorative salvage and reclamation yards

Dog Friendly  both inside and out

Not everyone likes dogs as much as we do, so please respect other guests and keep your dog under control whilst in and around the buildings… BUT let them run free in the orchard and fields behind!

Monthly Food Gatherings

CURRENTLY on HOLD until further notice

Launched as TAPAS NIGHT with sharing food these evenings often morph into special supper evenings, one might say ‘supper club’.  Evenings where Penny and the kitchen bridgade have a chance to shine, built around some of the amazing produce we sell through the deli and farm shop the menu rarely finalised untill a couple of days before…


Monthly on the LAST THURSDAY (mostly!)

£25 per person £10 non refundable deposit requested when booking




Off Piste…

Our menu is as you woud expect, within reason, always available, but of course we are as mentioned elsewhere foodies through and through… and it would be a crying shame to stiffle invention and inspiration so please ALWAYS check the black boards, invariably there will be something to tempt you!