Cowdray Farm Shop & Café
Situated on the 16,500 acre Cowdray Estate in Midhurst, West Sussex, at the heart of the South Downs National Park.
The Cowdray Farm Shop and Café
Much of the produce is supplied by the 4,000 acre Cowdray Home Farm.
Regenerative Agriculture: Cowdray Home Farm is committed to evolve into a more regenerative and resource-efficient profitable enterprise by utilising the practical knowledge and skills taught by this method of farming.
The farm is mixed with dairy, prize winning beef and lamb, eggs, wheat, oats and barley.
The Cowdray Estate also provides us with award winning venison from the naturally managed woods, beef and lamb. We hope to start operations in our newly equipped dairy early next year.
The Cowdray Farm Shop Café was awarded the FARMA Best on-farm Café-Restaurant 2012.
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’ve changed our bookings procedure in the Cafe. Reservations for the weekend 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’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 email@example.com
News & Events
Christmas Celebration – Thanks to everyone who came along to our Christmas celebration on Weds 4th December. Father Christmas was a huge hit with the children who were received by him in his fabulous Grotto in the Cafe (thanks go to Dave for such a wonderful construction). In the Shop delicious food and drink was on taster. Our thanks go to Neal’s Yard Dairy, Borough Cheese Co, Ham & Cheese Co and Upperton for coming along to help out!
Thanks also go to the local choir ladies who did a terrific job singing Carols which ensured we are all well and truly in the Christmas Spirit!
Our Mulled Apple Juice warmed us up and many of you were keen to get hold of the recipe so here it is:
Ingredients: 1 litre of Hill Farm Apple Juice (we used the 5 litre box – Cloudy Discovery), Strips of Orange Peel, 1 Cinnamon Stick, 3 cloves, Sugar or honey to taste
Instructions: Simmer the apple juice with the strips of orange peel, cinnamon stick and cloves for about 5-10 minutes until all the flavours have infused. Sweeten to taste. Serve nice and hot.
Christmas Meat Orders - We’re taking orders for Christmas. Ask one of the team on the butchers counter who will be happy to help.
Cafe Offer – Mince Mie and a cuppa! - During December we’ve a festive deal on a Cowdray Mince Pie and a cup of tea . It’s on the menu at £2.50
Christmas Trees are on sale in front of the Shop. Sourced from local Surrey grower who supplied Downing Street last year.
Fresh Fish on Tuesdays as well as Fridays! - We’re delighted to announce that Andrew Johnson and his team will be with us every Tuesday as well as every Friday from 10th December.
Johnson Enterprises Friday visits have proved really popular over the past year and we are really thrilled that he can extend his time with us here at Cowdray.
Tuesdays 11.30am – 2.30pm - Fridays 11.30am – 4.00pm