Since November 1st 2009 the Tea Room has been close to passing customers.
Groups booked in advance (15 or more) for lunch are still welcome, please contact Jon 015394 41433 for details.Please see the group booking page.
We wish to thank all our customers for their support and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
As an alternative we can offer a catering van at Tarn Hows car park serving tea, filter coffee and home baked cakes. We also offer a range of hand made burgers made from Yew tree farm raised meats. Open from Easter until the end of October Mid Mornig to late afternoon.
Why have we closed the tea room?
- Due to the increased popularity of the tea room, after the Miss Potter film, our tea room has outgrown its premises when busy.
- The Farmhouses food prep areas are very limited and we no longer feel we are able to service our customers in an acceptable manner when very busy. The tea room's viability has been lost due to the random daily fluctuations in customer numbers, We often have many unpradictable quiet days where we still have to maintain our staffing levels.
- In today’s’ difficult economic climate we do not feel it prudent to expand the premises in anyway and we feel this would compromise the character of the Farm.
- The tea room, along with many other catering based businesses, suffers from staff availability problems, high costs, reliance on good weather and many other issues associated with being in a rural and historic setting.