Our approach to food is summed up in Michael Pollens book ‘In Defence Of Food’; Eat Food, not too much, mostly plants. To us that means food that’s made from scratch, with care, from good ingredients. We focus on simple, nutritious food, not exclusively but often vegetarian or vegan.
I’ve worked with our fruit & veg supplier for 12 years, he buys local produce for us and follows the seasons so we always have ingredients at their best. The meat we do use comes from Townings Farm, it’s in an idyllic spot just outside Chailey Nature Reserve, run by some very lovely, knowledgeable people. They use unintensive farming practices and treat their animals with great care.
My wife and mum make the cakes and sweet things we serve in the cafe. My mum likes to bake traditional, indulgent crowd pleasers, often using fruit from her own garden. White chocolate & raspberry and gooseberry & elderflower are two of her classics. My wife experiments with dairy and egg free recipes somehow managing to make vegan baking indulgent and delicious. Her lemon & stem ginger and rhubarb & custard cakes are two of my favourites.
“Eat Food, not too much, mostly plants” - Michael Pollens
Please note our menu changes seasonally so the below options may not always be available.