"THE BEST KEPT SECRET
IN THE WEALD"
CAFE • FARM SHOP • PICK YOUR OWN
Photo by Bex Maini
Photo by Bex Maini
The Farm Shop and Cafe offer our own fruit and fresh, good quality local produce.
We pride ourselves in sourcing only the best from local providers; other farm shops, butchers, bakers, cheesemakers, dairy, smokery, fishmonger, to name but a few.
We sell a wide range of produce in our farm shop. As well as our own fruit, jams, jellies,chutneys and our apple and pear juice, we sell fresh seasonable vegetables, local eggs and honey (from hives on the farm) cheese, dairy, meat and game. We sell bread from Flint Owl, the celebrated artisan bakery in Glynde, plus popular cakes baked in nearby Framfield, and much more.
The Cafe has a menu to suit all tastes and we cater for all dietary requirements including vegan, gluten and dairy free options. All our food is cooked to order using the produce we sell in the shop, including our own fruit. Our Scotch Eggs and Vegetable Tartlets are renowned.
We also have a well-stocked fishing lake which has been popular with anglers for many years.
We hope to see you soon.
Buxted, East Sussex
Photos by Bex Maini - www.bexphoto.com
We grow a wide variety of fruit on the farm, most of it (excluding the Cherries and the Blueberries) are available for Pick Your Own. We are very reliant on the weather and cannot predict exact dates for the fruits, but here is a rough guideline. Please call before you come to pick, to avoid disappointment.
Oast Farm is a working farm. We respectfully ask you to bear this in mind when you come to pick. Take care, but enjoy yourselves. Please do not eat the fruit before paying for it, and only pick what you intend to pay for. Prices are displayed clearly, and our staff are happy to help you work out likely costs before you start picking. Under ripe fruit will not ripen after it is picked and it is not acceptable to change your mind in the event that you over pick.
We make a minimum charge of £3 per person (including children) and this is made as you enter. The charge is deducted off the price of the fruit you pick,
PLEASE ALWAYS RING BEFORE YOU VISIT THE FARM, JUST TO CHECK WHAT IS AVAILABLE ON THAT DAY..
The weather has been good for us this year, but it has brought the season a little early, so some of the fruit is finishing earlier.
Gooseberries, Raspberries, Cherries and Strawberries have pretty much finished now, But there are plenty of other fruits to pick instead.
We have loads of Black and Red Currants left at the moment, but not for much longer, you have to dive into the bushes a little to find them , but they are there!
PLEASE ALWAYS RING ON THE DAY YOU'D LIKE TO COME TO PICK, JUST TO CHECK THAT THE FRUIT IS RIPE AND READY FOR YOU
Apples will be ready in mid August, starting with Discovery, and shortly followed by Katy, Worcester and the King of Cookers, the Bramley. Our apples will then continue to be available until late October, early November.
Blackberries are ready to pick now!
Again, please call before you visit.
Plums are now ready to pick, including Victorias. please call to see which varieties are currently available. We have many different varieties, eaters and cookers.
Cobnuts are raedy to pick now too.
Quince will be plentiful this year, but aren't quite ready yet, probably nearer to September, but I will keep this page up to date!
We'll keep you updated here with all our latest news, including pick your own availability, shop news, additions to the cafe menu, special offers, dates for your diary and more.
We will be pressing apples for juice outside the shop again this year.
Please give us a call if you're interested in pressing your own apple juice. We will let you know how it works, and can book you a slot.
You can either bring your own apples, or pick some here. It's a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!
Fringe and Buttons have definitely made themselves at home, maybe eating just a little too much at the moment! They are the best of friends, and always happy to have a visit from your little ones.
Just ask where they are, and we'll give you a carrot to feed them. (Please don't feed them anything that we don't give you)
You can hire the Cafe during the day on Monday or Tuesday for Breakfast, Lunch or Tea. We will provide food and drinks to your order, and leave you in peace to hold your meeting, or provide a perfect spot for a private function.
Please ask for more details.
Send us a message if you'd like to know any more information, or if you'd like to place an order, or to book a table at the Cafe.
We look forward to hearing from you
Lephams Bridge, Buxted,
East Sussex, TN224AU
"We spend a lot of time down there relaxing in the cafe, the food is delicious and all locally sourced with the ingredients also being available to purchase in their gorgeous farm shop. The ladies who run the cafe are so lovely, we always feel like we're visiting friends whether we're popping in for coffee and a flapjack (the twins' favourite) or brunch."
"Called in by chance on a day walk in Sussex. Bought a flapjack to eat on my way which was DELICIOUS. Also, sour dough bread from a local bakery and quince marmalade - home made on the farm. Also, DELICIOUS. The shop was full of gorgeous looking fruit, vegetables, meat, cakes, preserves etc etc. I was only sorry I was walking and couldn't carry more! A very friendly team and a beautiful location. Right on the Wealdway. If you are walking that route and in the Buxted area, then I recommend you plan to stop off at the Oast Farm Shop!"
"I've finally decided to shop here for fresh food! As me & my 3 year old walked in there was an instant warm welcome & my daughter didn't stop chatting. I now shop here at least once a week & love it. Very helpful & knowledge of how to cook certain things. You're doing a great job. See you soon ladies. X"