2018 was a lovely year here at Coombeshead, with some wonderful events and highlights. We finished off the year with our Christmas Market, which was much busier than anticipated and had the mince pies flying out the door! We had a very special friend of the farm, Nathan Outlaw, join us for a lunch and dinner brimming with delicious seafood and we also held our first Christmas wreath workshop using beautiful foliage, berries and feathers from the farm.
We were very excited to install six wine taps in the restaurant with Uncharted Wines. Each 30-litre KeyKeg holds up to 40 bottles of wine and lasts for months, eliminating over 20kgs of glass wastage. As a small business trying to reduce our impact on the environment wherever possible, this is a great step forward.
Meanwhile, in the woods, our two sows gave birth to 12 more tiny, stripey Mangalitza piglets. A couple of months on they are already snuffling around and causing much mischief. They even made a break for it and went for a walk in the vegetable garden - luckily their mum only munched a couple of sprouts before they were apprehended!
January was an eventful month, with another dose of snow, so unusual for Cornwall, blanketing the farm. We ran our first two day bread workshop and were joined by our former head chef Rose Greene for fermentation classes covering everything from kefir and kimchi to butter and cheese making. Sending new bakers and picklers home with lots of goodies and new knowledge was a fantastic start to the year for us.
Here's to another exciting year of visits, events and growth - 27 pigs and counting!
On Monday 8th of April we hosted a special charity dinner with a full compliment of superstar chefs. Friends of the farm from near and far came to cook at Coombeshead for a dinner to support Parkinson's UK and The Stroke Association.
Jeremy Lee of Quo Vadis, Aaron Mulliss of The Hand and Flowers, Jonny Lake, formerly of The Fat Duck, Paul Cunningham of Henne Kirkeby Kro, our good friend Nathan Outlaw and of course our very own Tom, Oscar and Bart came together to create a one of a kind 7 course meal hosted at the farm. Each chef contributed a snack, full course, and an addition to an epic dessert trolley. A very delicious way to raise money for two fantastic causes.
This year we've decided to take full advantage of the bank holiday and offer a special Easter lunch on both Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd April. Four courses and a drink on arrival will be £45 per head.
We are now fully booked, but if you'd like to add yourself to our waiting list please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have the following availability coming up...
28th April 2019 onward
10th May onward
Fancy having the place to yourself? Coombeshead Farmhouse sleeps up to twelve people, and the restaurant can accommodate up to 30 people, making Coombeshead a great location for private parties, dinners and events.
If you are interested in hiring out the farm for a private party or wedding we are taking bookings for the remainder of 2019. Please do get in touch if you would like any more information.