At Elmley all food is locally sourced and seasonally inspired - we’re lucky to be based in the Garden of England, surrounded by incredible local producers.
The Farmyard: Cowshed Cafe & Picnics
The new Cowshed Cafe is now open for all guests and visitors from 9am to 4pm. We look forward to serving you simple warming lunches and all day drinks and snacks in this cosy space. Games are available for rainy afternoons round the woodburner.
Simple and warming lunches are available every day, 10am to 3pm. No pre-order is necessary, available for dine in or packed up to take out on the Reserve.
Takeaway: we use compostable packaging but to help us reduce use, please do bring your own reusable cups and lunch boxes. If you're staying we'll pack your picnic in reusable tins.
Kingshill Farmhouse Bar
Come the evening, the downstairs of Kingshill Farmhouse becomes an informal bar - guests can spread through the rooms and enjoy waited service of a curated selection of drinks and bar snacks. Or enjoy your drinks with a view in the large gardens. Open for all residential guests over 12 years.
Please note on certain dates Kingshill Farmhouse may not be available, and our cosy Cowshed will be open in the evening for drinks.
Dining in Kingshill Farmhouse
Wednesday to Sunday, 6.30pm to 10pm.
The Elmley Kitchen offers a daily set menu of warming dishes in the intimate setting of Kingshill Farmhouse Dining Room and Kitchen. Our simple, comforting menus celebrate the seasons and have been created to enjoy at Elmley. We source ingredients from innovative and sustainable local producers to ensure dishes are exciting, memorable and seasonal. An example menu can be found here.
Please book your evening table here.
Monday and Tuesday evenings you can choose to enjoy a simple menu in the Farmhouse, please see the Hamper info below.
Please do check in advance as on certain evenings the Farmhouse is unavailable and we offer supper in the cosy Cowshed or delivered to your hut door. Evening dining in Kingshill Farmhouse is currently only open to residents over 12 years.
Can't bear to tear yourself away from your hut, we don't blame you. Order a hearty two course supper basket to be delivered to your hut door. Relaxed sharing dishes are also available for Elmley Cottage guests.
On Mondays and Tuesdays the hamper menu can be enjoyed as a relaxed dining experience up at the farm.
You can book a hamper here.
Note: Hampers are available October to May. During the warmer months, please enjoy a stroll up to Kingshill Barn for supper.
When you wake up to sunrise across the Reserve, breakfast needs to work hard to compete with that view! Our carefully created seasonal breakfast menu has been designed to set you up for day out on the Reserve or a hard day loafing in your hut.
For guests in the Farmhouse Rooms, a 'Kentinental' breakfast is included in the room rate, along with an optional menu of delicious hot dishes, and served with a view in the dining room and kitchen 8.30am to 9.30am
Staying in a hut? Order a delicious hot breakfast delivered to your hut door to enjoy with the views from bed 7.30-9.30am.
Gathering in Elmley Cottage
We can prepare relaxed meals to be delivered to your house or arrange private dining for those special occasions
Summer evenings in Kingshill Barn
During the warmer months supper is served in the Barn. A short walk from the Farmhouse and huts, this romantically rustic space is part of the original farm.
About our food
Whether it's a indulgent dinner after a dusk birdwatching tour, a hearty breakfast delivered to your shepherd’s hut door, or a vibrant feast to gather your guests together over – our team know how important food is to your experience.
In between meals we do offer lighter options, so pop to the Linhay for coffee and cake after a morning walk, and when the sun has set head to the Farmhouse for a glass of wine and Elmley snacks.