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Cowdray Farm Shop & Café

Situated on the 16,500 acre Cowdray Estate – Holistic Estate which cares about the land.

Located in Midhurst, West Sussex, at the heart of the South Downs National Park.

The Cowdray Farm Shop and Café


The Farm Shop and Cafe are seen as the hub of the Estate. The running of it is a family affair and represents so much of the Estate’s holistic ethos. The sourcing policy is of the highest standard and starts with our own home grown produce. The lamb and beef comes from the Home Farms and the Head Butcher is in the enviable position of being able to talk with the farmer about how the animals are raised and the impact this has on the end results.

Our award winning venison is back on the butcher’s counter. This meat is perhaps one of our most sustainable our most sustainable food sources.

The Café serves outstanding food, from breakfast to sandwiches and snacks, to substantial meals, made from scratch, using traditional artisan techniques and the best Cowdray & local produce.  We make all our own cakes and our eggs, which are laid by our chickens at the Model Farm, and used by our chefs in our kitchen and are for sale in the shop.

We buy our pork from Scott’s of Storrington who farm their free range pigs a few miles from us here at Cowdray. Harvey and his team cure cuts for bacon to our Cowdray specific recipe, smoke some in the traditional way and leave the rest green. The team also make our famous Cowdray sausages using seasonally fresh herbs grown on the Estate and don’t use any preservatives.

Enjoy our delicious bacon and sausages as part of your Full English Breakfast in the Cafe or you can purchase some of our more exotic varieties like Merguez from the butchers in the shop.

We support local suppliers whenever we are able and source only the very best produce for our store. Monmouth Coffee is now being served in the Cafe and is available to buy in the Shop and Neal’s Yard Dairy supplies our cheeses.

Cafe Bookings

Reservations for the Cafe at weekends and Bank Holidays need to be made by Friday at 5pm. We no longer take bookings for Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays on the day.  Midweek bookings may be made on the day but until we call you back your booking is not confirmed. We are now operating our Winter opening hours in the Cafe which are Monday-Sunday 9am-5pm.

News & Events

whippet collar

Dogs & Horses: We’re delighted to welcome this new supplier to Cowdray. They design and hand-craft products for dogs and their owners at their workshop in London using the finest saddlery leather and other quality natural materials to create elegant, practical accessories.

Beautiful collars and leads which come in a dazzling array of colours are on display in the shop. Scout (the whippet) is seen here modelling a particularly gorgeous collar trimmed in orange, the colour to be seen in this Autumn! Thanks to Whippet Snippets for the marvellous photo!

Join our team!  We’ve a new section on our website called ‘Join our Team’.  We are looking for people to join our fast growing operation who are passionate about good food, who enjoy working with the best quality and understand excellent customer service. We are looking to fill the following positions: Chef, Cafe Supervisor, Retail Assistant and Butcher.

YUYU the perfect bed companion! We’ve just taken delivery of the World’s longest hot water bottle, the YUYU. Whilst heating more of your body it’s been cleverly designed to hold the same volume of water as a traditional bottle so you will only need to fill the kettle once and will still have enough left over for a cup of tea! The ethically sourced odourless rubber bottles are covered in luxurious cashmere covers in a range of colours and wrapped in tissue in a beautiful box on display in our Living area.  A fabulous gift for him or her!

Fresh Fish on Tuesdays as well as Fridays!  Andrew Johnson and his team are with us every Tuesday as well as every Friday. Tuesdays 11.30am- 2.30pm & Fridays 11.30am – 4pm.

Belle will be shown at the next Cowdray Film Night on Tuesday 4th November at Cowdray Hall.  Belle is the story of the mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England and has a fabulous cast including Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Penelope Wilton, Sam Reid, Matthew Goode and Emily Watson.  Tickets are £5 each and include a glass of wine. They can be purchased on the till in the Shop or by calling the office during office hours 01730 815152. Doors open at 6.15pm and the film starts at 6.30pm.

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