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.
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
Christmas Tasting Day in the Shop: Join us on Saturday 6th December for a celebration of Christmas food in the Shop between 10am and 4pm. Suppliers who will be with us on the day include:
Neal’s Yard Dairy – Artisan Cheeses
The Hungry Guest – Artisan Breads
Upperton – Local Sparkling Wine
Borough Cheese – Comte Cheese
La Credenza – Italian Sliced Meats
Langhams – Artisan Beer brewed on the Estate
We’ll be serving mulled Hill Farm Apple Juice made by the team in our kitchen plus other delicious delicacies.
Christmas Trees supplied by Shamley Green based Santa Fir will be on sale outside the Shop from Thursday 27th November.
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 and Retail Assistant.
Father Christmas will be with us on the afternoons of Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th December. He will be receiving families in his specially built Grotto in the Cafe. Tickets to visit him will cost £4 per child (includes a gift for each child). Alternatively they can also enjoy sausage, chips and a drink, a visit to the Grotto plus a gift for £8.00 per child. To book and pay please ring the Cafe directly on 01730 815152. You must pre-book your space! Warning: the Cafe may be noisy on these afternoons!
Christmas Meat orders: We’re taking meat orders on our butchery counter. Come in and speak to the team or call them on 01730 815152 (opt 4).
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.