Welcome to our Restaurant

We have extensive orchards producing figs, apples, cherries, medlars, grapes, quinces, pears, cobnuts, sweet chestnuts, walnuts, mulberries, raspberries, rhubarb, apricot and plums and of course, our herb beds. Our surplus fruits go into jam and Ice cream production, also jus, gravies and Coulis. For that extra “je ne sais quoi”

Home Reared Pigs

We rear our own pigs and we are enjoying sausages from the shoulder meat, bacon and delightfully lean pork joints. In particular, we are very proud of the wet and dry curing of our pork which makes the tastiest of traditional ham and Prosciutto.

This year, we are rearing a flock of free-range Norfolk Bronze turkeys & have established a breeding flock of guinea fowl which will (eventually) feature year round on our menu.

Home Grown Produce

Over the summer months, our Greenhouse supplied the kitchen with terrific quantities of really delicious green peppers, chillies, salad leaf, tomatoes and beans.  We have recently planted a range of autumn & winter seeds and we are now growing our own mushrooms year round.

Our home cured Gravadlax is excellent.  We home smoke on a traditional wood fire our own salmon, chicken, Duck and Pork to add a further dimension of flavour.

Local Butcher

Our local family butcher carefully matures, cuts and delivers the very finest of produce from local farms, some just a mile from Farthings. Our fishmonger is based at West-Bay Bridport.  Just 20-minutes away where they land and deliver fresh fish daily, the very finest of produce our seas have to offer. Our scallops are from Lyme Bay and mussels from the River Fowey in Cornwall.

Freshly Prepared Dishes

Each dish that we produce for you is carefully & individually prepared to order, so please do allow a little time for this to take place.

Our philosophy is to use the very finest of fresh, local and seasonal produce, simply cooked and elegantly presented. I hope you enjoy.

Our Menus

Orange Juice, Apple Juice & Pink Grapefruit Juice 

Homemade Muesli, Weetabix, Bran flakes, Honey Nut Corn Flakes  

A Selection of Fresh, Seasonal Fruits & Berries from our Orchards  

Fresh Grapefruit Segments 

Greek Style Yoghurt 

Fresh Fruit Compote  

Toast, With Local Honey, Homemade Jam, Orange Marmalade 

Selection of Teas, Freshly Ground Kenyan Coffee 

Pastries available on request (Please allow 15 minutes)

Continental Breakfast £8

Grilled Kippers
Lemon & Parsley

 Smoked Salmon
Scrambled Free Range eggs from the Garden

 Axminster Smoked Poached Haddock
Poached Free Range eggs from the Garden

 Traditional English Breakfast
Free Range eggs from the Garden,
Fried, Poached, Scrambled or Boiled

Traditional Home Made, Pure Shoulder and Leg Cuts, Pork Sausages
Home Dry-Cured Bacon
(Pork from Ashe Farm 1 Mile Away)

Home Made Black Pudding,

Field Mushrooms, Grilled Greenhouse Tomato

Vegetarian Breakfast
(As above, with Vegetarian Sausages)

Full English breakfast £14 

@£39 Per Person


Champagne and canapes


Wild mushrooms Sautéed in a tarragon and spring onion butter on homemade rye toast
micro herb salad, topped with shavings of parmesan and white truffle oil

Pan seared West Bay king scallops with a double baked scallop souffle, quenelle of herby peas,
finished with a prosecco, scallop roe and cream sauce

Fragrant Chinese duck breast noodle soup with ginger, garlic and fresh chilli
served with baby corn, pak choi, leek & fresh coriander


Pan fried 6oz fillet steak, topped with duck liver pate and caramelized onion compote, fine green beans wrapped in smoked streeky bacon, Dauphinoise potatoes, red wine pan jus

Oven baked whole Torbay sole with sautéed king prawns in a burnt lemon,
black pepper and fresh herb butter, chargrilled asparagus and spring onion salad

Supreme of Wiltshire chicken with crispy Parma ham, roast fresh peaches, butternut squash and sweet potatoes topped with toasted mixed seeds and sesame oil


Classic crepe suzette in grand Marnier sauce with segments of blood orange
homemade vanilla pod ice-cream

Dark chocolate torte and a mini sugared doughnut with clotted cream and strawberry crisps

Baileys laced creme brûlée with fresh raspberries and brandy snap

Asparagus, Parma Ham and Buffalo Mozzarella Bruschetta, £7.25

Fresh Herbs, Olive Oil Smoked Haddock Mornay, Rich Cheddar Sauce, Poached Duck Egg £6.75

from the GardenOven Baked Camembert with Rosemary and Garlic, Crusty Bread £7

Roast Pepper and Tomato Soup, Finished with Fresh Basil and Cream £6.50


Blade of Beef Slow Cooked for 8 Hours, Roast Potatoes, £14.75

Garlic and Rosemary Roast Roots, Buttered Greens, Yorkshire Pudding, Cauliflower Cheese, Rich JusHoney Glazed Ham, Roast Potatoes, Buttered Greens, £13.25

Garlic and Rosemary Roast Roots, Cauliflower Cheese, Rich JusTraditional Roast Chicken, Garlic and Rosemary Roast Roots, £12.95

Roast Potatoes, Buttered Greens, Sage and Apricot Stuffing, Cauliflower Cheese, Rich JusButternut Squash, Sweet Potato and Spinach Wellington, £12.25

Roast Potatoes, Root Vegetable Puree, Buttered Greens, Sherry Cream Sauce


Baked Banana Cake, Griddled Candid PineappleVanilla Ice Cream £7.25

Fresh Peach, Orange and Mint Crepes with a Sugar and Honey Yoghurt £7

Rhubarb and Ginger Crumble, Home Made Vanilla Ice Cream £6

Natural YoghurtPanna Cotta, Meringueand Shards of Honey Combe £6.50

When you are packing, don’t forget the wellies, hat & scarf so that you can take advantage of some lovely crisp countryside walks.  You might also like to bring a good book to read during a lazy afternoon, in front of the log fire.  A pack of cards and some board games might also come in handy!

If you are planning outings, please do let us know the day before and we will be pleased to make-up a delicious packed-lunch for you.

Places to visit and things to do!

Ilminster – 5-miles, Historic Market Town
Chard & Yeovil
Jurassic Coast – 25 miles south, 180 million year old coastline with lovely villages
Exmoor – The ancient National Park.
North Coast.  Minehead, served by a steam train service from North Taunton station
South Coast.  Sidmouth, Lyme and Bridport
Taunton.  Lovely market town with interesting shops and antique shops
Street – The designer outlet Village
Glastonbury & Wells – 30-minutes drive and a wealth of interest
Hestercombe Gardens.  Open Christmas Eve & Boxing Day 10-5.  Tel 413 923

Christmas Eve

3.30 to 5pm Tea in the lounge, with warm sausage rolls, mince pies & Champagne
6.30pm Meet in the lounge & bar for pre-dinner drinks, canapés and introductions.  Dinner orders are taken
7.15pm Christmas Eve Dinner is served

Trio of salmon, (Gravadlax, smoked and poached), rocket salad, dill and paprika dressing


Slow Roasted Leg of local lamb in red wine and rosemary sauce, parsnip crisps, braised red cabbage and roasted baby new potatoes in garlic


Baileys laced Crème Brûlée, short bread cookie, clotted cream


Ripe Wiltshire Brie, homemade breads and spiced chutney


Coffee and mince pies

11.30pm                      Holy Communion at Beercrocombe

If you are here for multiple nights or if you are planning on a return visit for a special event, please do let me know of any special requests you may have and I will do my very best to accommodate.


Shaun Barnes – Your Chef