A Feast Fit for a King

It’s the Coronation Weekend and a great excuse to gather and celebrate the best of British.  Whether you are planning a special feast or picnic, street party, or a coronation chicken sandwich in front of the TV, we can help make your meal a moment to remember. It’s a lovely … Read More

Pizza in the Park

Simon has perfected his wood-fired pizzas with his new oven, and we have a courtyard full of extremely comfortable outdoor furniture.  We have the gazebo up with plenty of seating if the weather is looking a bit dodgy. Wood-fired pizzas are available to enjoy this Coronation Bank Holiday weekend, with … Read More

Big Green Egg Spring Course

This Big Green Egg course uses seasonal Spring ingredients and a range of techniques to make sure you get the best out of your Big Green Egg. Ideal for beginners as well as more advanced users who want to expand their repertoire, we will guide you through setting up the … Read More

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Menu Inspiration

We have put together a seasonal menu fit for this mighty Royal occasion: The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. There are a range of options to inspire you as you celebrate with friends and family over the extended weekend.  With sunshine and half term, it’s the perfect time to celebrate the best … Read More

Elderflower Fritters & Spring Veg Tempura

This recipe is ideal for spring veg (especially asparagus) and elderflowers, but you can also add mushrooms, onion slices, pepper or whatever veg looks freshest. Elderflowers are popping up throughout our hedgerows and the flowers seem particularly fragrant after some good sunshine.  Pick the heads whole, give them a quick … Read More

Stansted Pizza
Pizza in the Courtyard

You will be excited to know that we are starting our pizzas again in the courtyard.  Simon will be running the courtyard food, serving pizza, ice creams, and hot and cold drinks.  We will be gently rolling this out with our first cook being on Sunday May 1st.  We are … Read More

Local Lettuce, broadbeans, courgettes & raspberries

The local fruit and veg season is now kicking off in earnest with a whole range of superb produce picked straight from Sussex and Hampshire farms and delivered direct to our door.  We have a new supplier which means our traceability for seasonal salads, fruit and veg has never been … Read More

Marinate, Smoke, Sear & Relish – Bank Holiday BBQ Inspiration

If you are looking for some BBQ inspiration this bank holiday, then pop into the Farm Shop.  The butchery counter is ready, with homemade sausages, kebabs and koftas, burgers and steaks all ready for the coals.  For the more adventurous, there are pork ribs, spatchcock chicken, muntjac haunch, ribs of … Read More

St Georges Mushrooms – better late than never

St Georges Mushrooms have started to appear nearly a month late.  They are so-called as they tend to pop up on St Georges day, but with last month’s drought and cold, they very sensibly stayed tucked up in bed until it got a bit warmer. They grow in pastures and … Read More

Butterflied Leg of Lamb

Now that we can meet up outside, it’s time to work on your BBQ skills in order to make the most of new-found social activity. The trick is to invest in some decent charcoal, as this holds its heat for much longer and isn’t doused in chemicals.  Then find a … Read More

Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Purple Sprouting Broccoli is such a wonderful vegetable, giving us a delicious, healthy and versatile bunch of greenery at a time when we all need a little cheer in the kitchen.  I put it alongside asparagus in terms of taste – it’s good enough to eat on it’s own (maybe … Read More

Sandridge Farmhouse Bacon

Nothing beats a couple of rashers of top quality bacon to improve your meal, the flavour compounds are truly irresistible, with that unique combination of sweet, smoke, meat and nutty crunch, starting with the smell and finishing with a satisfying mouthful. It’s known as a Gateway to Meat for wavering … Read More

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