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 have 4 tables that can be booked ahead, to make this work we have a booking deadline of 4pm the day before

swallows' NEST cafe

9am ’till 3pm Mon- Thu and ’till 4pm Fri – Sun

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


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!



Awesome Coffee & Homemade Cake

The veranda has temporarily re opened  for you to enjoy treats from the deli counter & coffee bar

Please order at the tills and collect from the counter, we are not operating table service in this area for now

Dog Friendly  both inside and out



Not everyone likes dogs as much as we do.

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!


 CLOSED from  August 19th 2021

Sadly our beautiful little sister cafe has had to close, a victim to post covid fallout – Thank you so very much for all your support through some challenging times we will miss you but hopefully you will get a chance to visit us at the farm sometime.

WAREHOUSE 701 is of course OPEN AS USUAL 

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!