Arthur’s Farm Kitchen

Arthur’s Farm Kitchen has already proved to be a great asset to Fordhall. It is run by the community society (the Fordhall Community Land Initiative) which owns the farm, meaning all profits are reinvested within our educational and community work.

Arthur’s Farm Kitchen serves hot food all week (Tues-Sun), starting with breakfasts, followed by lunches and cold sandwiches or soups late afternoon. All this in addition to home-made Arthurs Opening-6cakes, scones, freshly ground organic and fair trade coffee, organic/herbal teas and a great atmosphere.

We can also cater for vegans, gluten free and most other allergies (but please let us know in advance). We source all our meat from Fordhall Farm and our vegetables and salads are sourced from an organic local producer.

Due to space in our delightful sustainably converted barn, it is wise to book Sunday lunches in advance (served during autumn and winter), although this is not a necessity. With meat fresh from the farm and all other main ingredients being sourced locally or organic, a meal at Fordhall will be a delicious food journey to remember. Take a look at our values to get a real sense of how we put our ethics into practice at Fordhall Farm.

Follow this link to read about the Fordhall ethos

We have a delicious Cream Tea for only £4.50. with home-made scones, jam, butter or clotted cream.

Our café is fully licensed and sell a selection of local ales and organic and Fairtrade wines at reasonable prices (available through the week).

We source all our main ingredients either locally or organically, ensuring we make the most of what’s in season. Our menus may not have hundreds of options, but they are always changing.

Please also note that we are cycling friendly, with space to lock 6 bikes, dogs are welcome on leads (in the café and on our walks but not in the farm shop) and (perhaps most importantly) we are breast feeding friendly too!

Accessibility: We have a disabled toilet onsite and disabled parking. The farm shop and Arthur’s Farm Kitchen are both accessible for wheelchairs and scooters. After passing over a short gravel area, our community garden and free range pigs are accessible for most sturdy wheelchairs and scooters during dry weather.

Community Focus: We are proud to support various community initiatives such as The Chatty Café Scheme and hold Dementia friendly status.  We have a ‘Chatter & Natter’ table which brings people together and everyone is invited! If you’re on your own, in a couple, with a friend, if you’re a carer why not sit there with who you care for, mums and babies, dads and babies, grandparents and babies, young people, older people and anyone in between!  When you are deciding where to sit, look for the Chatter & Natter table and sit there! Stay for five minutes while you have your drink or longer. It’s not about making friends, just having good old fashioned human interaction!

Private evenings or day functions at Arthur’s Farm Kitchen

Our eco function room can cater for large private parties.

Arthur’s Farm Kitchen will open (upstairs or downstairs) for special events/functions  Tuesday-Saturday evenings or Tuesday-Sunday lunchtimes, for group bookings of 12 – 60 guests.

Our staff are passionate about food and great customer service. Whether you choose one of our standard menu packages or we create a bespoke menu especially for you, we will ensure your party is an occasion to remember.

So, whether it is an anniversary, special birthday, retirement or simply a family get together, our beautiful room suits all occasions.

You can book Fordhall for your buffet, group evening or group lunchtime meal.

Call us to discuss your party/event 01630 638696 or email


Café and Farm Trail Opening Times

Tuesday – Saturday 9.30am – 4pm .
Farm Shop and trails open until 5pm year round. (Last orders is 15 mins before published closing time)

Sunday 10am – 4pm

Bank Holidays 10am – 4pm

CLOSED: 25th December – 1st January.