Pearce's Farmshop and Café
The Pearce Family is delighted that their new café on the A10 in Hertfordshire has already become a sought after destination with a growing reputation for its fabulous homemade food, warm and welcoming atmosphere and stunning building.
Located next to their vibrant and buzzing Farmshop, Pearce's Café with its striking glass frontage overlooking the beautiful River Rib valley offers outstanding food cooked from the in house kitchen seven days a week, catering for breakfast, light snacks and an excellent cup of tea or coffee to delicious lunches, traditional English afternoon teas and the Sunday roast.
The kitchen team cook simple fresh wholesome food bursting with seasonal flavours that makes imaginative use of the quality fresh vegetables and fruit from the farm and shop and showcases the wealth of local meats. Breakfast includes muesli and porridge to full English with bacon and sausage from Priors Hall Farm, based in Essex. As well as the tempting array of homemade sandwiches, soups and snacks, the chefs create a number of daily specials such as sesame crusted pork belly served with Asian stir fry and hoisin sauce; salmon, cod and mussel risotto served with homemade scampi and olive and tomato dressing; English asparagus, hummus and pickled quail eggs with melba toast and chive aioli. There is also a choice of home cooked desserts such as pear and almond tart with ice-cream.
Open on Sundays, the brunch and lunches are proving highly popular with a choice of three traditional roasts as well as vegetarian and fish dishes.
Customers too, can enjoy the luxury of afternoon tea. A range of loose leaf handpicked teas have been especially selected for Pearce's by local connoisseur Tealicious and are served in stylish teapots with a timer to allow the customer to brew a cup to their own taste. Tea is served with a selection of finger sandwiches, assortment of freshly home baked cakes and traditional cream teas.
The Pearces also pride themselves on providing the best quality cup of coffee. The beans are supplied by Paddy & Scott's, the Suffolk gourmet coffee producers. The different options like espresso, americano and cappuccino are carefully prepared and presented and have an exceptional taste.
Contemporary in style, the Café has been built to eco-specification and has a relaxed atmosphere with light and space from the floor to ceiling glass and rustic chic with sophisticated cream and greens, sustainable solid oak beams, tables and chairs. As well as ample seating inside, the landscaped patio area overlooking the fields offers the opportunity to sit out in fine weather.
David Pearce, said: "Our family have been farming here for 45 years growing horticultural and arable crops, as well as rearing beef cattle. We started to sell our own fruit and veg from a shed in the field in 1982 and have successfully built up our Farmshop providing fresh produce and fine foods chosen for their originality and high quality. We had been exploring ideas to diversify for a while and with our stunning location, our passion for seasonal, quality food and the numerous requests from customers, a café seemed a natural solution. We are delighted that it has been so well received."
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Monday - Thursday 8.30 - 5.30, Friday 8.30 - 6.00, Saturday 8.30 - 5.00, Sunday 10.00 - 4.00.
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VenuePearce's Farmshop and Café
Hamel's Park Farm, Hamel's Lane, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, SG9 9ND
Map reference: TL 375245 Lat: 51.90207 Long: -0.00282