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Food & Drink on the Farm

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Food & Drink

For the Love of Food

Food and Drink at Drovers is important as we are foodies at heart. We love using our home grown and foraged food….cooking, baking, making jams, relishes, sloe gin, elderflower cordial etc for our larder and for our guests too.  So even though we are self catering, we put on food nights, breakfasts, cookery workshops, the lunch shack and fully catered events, so not only can you have a break from cooking but you can also experience the lush organic produce from our Farm & Kitchen Larder too.

All our food is cooked outdoors on open fires just as the Drovers did here many moons ago. As we are a small business we can only put on the food nights and breakfasts if we have the numbers. So please help us to make it happen! You will see on Trip Advisor the food nights are epic and you wouldn’t want to miss out!

Food Grown the Proper Way

How the food is grown is one of our great passions. We don’t want any baddies in our food so we farm organically no artificial pesticides, fertilizers or hormone injections for our animals. The animals have the best life possible free ranging on the farm. Here we pride ourselves on Food that is grown the proper way.

Magical Gatherings around the Dinner Table

We believe in the Magic that happens when people gather. So gathering our dinner table and the fire-bowl is an important part of the full Drovers experience.


A typical breakfast – Homemade granola, organic yogurt, fresh juice, fresh cut fruit, cereals, pain au choc, croissants, homemade  jam, peanut butter, nutella, homemade bread for toast, & one hot dish (which we change every day) eg spanish omelette with chorizo, award winning locally blended tea & locally ground coffee. We only do this for Groups and it is included in the price for the May Half Term/Hay Festival or During the Summer School Holidays during the Peak Pricing.


Dinners are a great communal gathering to chat to us & the other guests. The Drovers ways of old and Safari holidays in Africa have inspired our food. All of which is cooked outdoors on open fires. People generally gather around the fire-bowl while we are cooking, having a few pre dinner drinks. Alternates can be made for kids and people with allergens.

Typical Food Nights

Monday & Friday

Pizza night – stone baked in an outdoor pizza oven – you can help make the Pizzas and choose your own toppings! Its a Great Group Activity too. Served with Yummy roasted Sweet potatoe & Aubergine Salad & Chocolate Pots to end. £15 pp


Curry night, lush lamb curry (or chicken if our lamb is not ready) from the farm with potatoes and a yummy vegetable curry of sweet potato, butternut, lentils & spinach with coconut milk cooked outdoors in iron pots over the fire served with rice, yogurt salad, pickles (come & watch us while learning to cook authentic curry) and yummy homemade coconut ice-cream to end. (Alt for Kids if needed) £15 pp £10 for kids. Teenagers pay full price


BBQ night served with  yummy south african potato salad with fresh boiled farm eggs, coleslaw with a difference – fennel & celeriac with carrots combined with a light dressing yogurt, chilli beans (a house speciality!) garlic bread, our own homemade pork sausages, chicken & ribs.  Finished with Chocolate Pavolova. £20 pp £15 for kids. Teenagers pay full price

During Busy Period we bring out the Festival Lunch Shack !

*please note desserts, salads and ingredients may change slightly due to seasonality or local sourcing


If you are booking the whole site we can cater for all your meal requirements including lunch and high teas and can customise the menu to suit your party.

Guest Reviews

As all the accommodation at Drovers Rest is self catering we were not intending taking the food. But boy were we wrong, as we would have missed out on some of the most amazing communal gatherings, and the gorgeous food grown organically right here on the land. This is definitely a highlight of staying at Drovers
Its obvious that the food is gonna be great when you see how passionate Paul and Kesri are that their animals have a good life and animals and vegetables grown the proper way without fertilisers, hormone injections or pesticides. They are foodies at heart and their food and menus really are amazing
You know you have found somewhere special when you don't want to leave. We took all the options as to be honest when I go on holiday I don't want to cook. The food was beyond all expectations. So fresh and tasty. Grown on the Farm or locally sourced. Love that we got taste the produce they make for their own larder. The Jams and elderflower cordials and floral infused gins were incredible. They could be selling this in shops!!