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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. With the change in the clocks we’re now operating Summer opening hours – 9am-6pm Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm on Sundays.

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.

News & Events


No doubt many of you will be gathering for a family meal on Easter Sunday and if you are sticking with tradition you may well be serving lamb. Our lambs are bred especially for us over at Moor Farm. Mark Gammons is a real expert when it comes to managing them to ensure they reach our counter at the perfect time.  Our butchers are taking orders now.

In store we’ve also some great gift ideas including a range of chocolate eggs, bunny mugs, Anorak bunny beakers, washbags, commuter mugs, plus these fabulous duck soaps from local supplier, Christina May.

Our next film supper night at Cowdray Hall Enchanted April on Tuesday 29th April is SOLD OUT. Arrivals at 7pm, supper will be served from 7.20pm and the film will start at 8pm.


Tickets are non refundable. Ticket price includes supper and a glass of Italian wine.  If you would like to bring your own wine to enjoy during the rest of the evening you are very welcome.  Tickets for the May Film Supper night, (Breakfast at Tiffany’s) which will take place on Tuesday 20th May, will go on sale on Wednesday 30th April.

The Polo Season starts on Saturday 26th April

This is an exciting time of year when the weekends again come to life on the spectacular manicured polo lawns at Cowdray.  If you are planning a day out to watch the action 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.

Entry to polo is typically £5 per adult and free for under 12′s throughout the season which runs from 26th April until 21st September.  The St. Regis International on Saturday 17th May, the Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and the Final of the Veuve Clicquot Gold Cup carry a higher priced entry ticket.  For more information


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