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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 result.

We also have award winning venison which is one of the benefits of managing the wild effectively and is also perhaps one of 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 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.

We’re always looking for like minded foodies interested in working in our fun and stimulating environment.  If you think you’d fit in and your looking for a new challenge do get in touch

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. Our Summer opening hours  are 9am-6pm Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm on Sundays (The Cafe closes at 4pm on Bank Holidays).


News & Events

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Fresher’s Coffee Morning:  At the start of the Autumn term we are holding a Fresher’s Coffee morning at Cowdray Hall. It will be a chance to meet some of the teachers and therapists who hold classes and practice at the Hall and an opportunity to get together to share news and enjoy a FREE coffee (supplied by the Cowdray TukTuk). The date for your diary is Tuesday 9th September and it will run from 9am through to 11am. (Cowdray Hall is situated 3 minutes walk away from the Shop and Cafe just across the other side of the A272).

MADhurst: We’ve live music outside the Cafe courtesy of MADhurst on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week between 1pm-2pm so do pop along.

Don’t forget to watch out for the Cowdray float in the MADhurst Carnival Parade on Monday 25th August. Floats will leave the Church Hill at noon travelling down North Street and along the Causeway to the Sports Ground where the Grand Finale takes place. You’ll be able to grab a cup of Monmouth Coffee from the TukTuk which will be on hand at the finale.

Picnic Hampers – If you are planning a day out this Summer to watch the Polo, enjoy the racing at Goodwood or perhaps a trip to the beach why not order a picnic from the Farm Shop? We offer a bespoke picnic making hamper service for any number of people.  Ask in the Farm Shop for details or download our PDF menu on the left of this page. Please order 2/3 days in advance.

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 – 4.00pm.


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