Calcott Hall Farm

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  • Images from Calcott Hall Farm
  • Images from Calcott Hall Farm
  • Images from Calcott Hall Farm

WHAT

Farm shop café

WHERE

A12, Junction M25/A1023; 8 mins

WHEN

Shop Tues-Sat 8.30am-5.30pm, Sun 10am-2pm
Café Tues-Sat 8.30am-4.30pm

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    Kid friendly

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    Disabled access

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    Vegetarian or vegan options

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    Gluten-free options

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    Parking available onsite

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    Recycling/sustainability practices

A12

Surrounded by fields and backed by the rearing embankment of the Weald Park hill fort, Calcott Hall Farm is a haven from the crush of the M25 and Dartford Tunnel. The timber-beamed shop, partially powered by solar panels, is a treasure trove of delicacies from freshly squeezed orange juice and New Hall wines to Colston Bassett Stilton and Water Buffalo. Load up your holiday hamper with Essex-grown produce, locally reared meat and sustainably caught fish. Many a variety of fruit and veg are grown in the fields just outside.

The shop stands at the edge of the 120-acre farm where the McTurk family have tended the land for decades. Family is still very much the watchword. Daughter-in-law Niki is behind the Barnyard Café, which serves up farm-worthy breakfasts and tasty lunches – crispy baked potatoes, doorstop sandwiches – alongside devilishly good hot chocolate.

Parents can release energetic children into the tractor-themed play area alongside the café. (The farm is not accessible directly from the A12; use A128.)

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Calcott Hall Farm,
Ongar Road, Brentwood,
CM15 9HS
Tel - 01277 264164
Email - info@calcotthall.com
Web - www.calcotthall.com

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