Local food producers, suppliers and restaurants

Local producers

Alsop & Walker
Arthur Alsop and Nicholas Walker
Coles Hall Barns, Five Ashes, East Sussex, TN20 6JH
Telephone: (01825) 831810
Website: www.bestbiercheese.co.uk
Locally produced cheese.
 Guy Brickell
Bainden Farm, Witherenden Road, Mayfield, East Sussex
Organic wheat and flour sold through Hen on the Gate Farm Shop

Davenport Vineyards
Will Davenport
Limney Farm, Rotherfield, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 3RR
Telephone: (01892) 852380
Website: www.davenportvineyards.co.uk
Organic wine. Sold through Hen on the Gate Farm Shop
Johnny Down
Mollands Farm, Lakestreet, Mayfield, East Sussex, TN20 6PP
Telephone: (01435) 872977
Lambs in Autumn. Orders by telephone
 Mr. Paul Enville
Birdbrook Farm, Station Road, Stonegate, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5 7EU
Telephone: (01435) 883517
Website: ** not working currently
Free range chickens, local vension and wild boar, homegrown vegetables.
Sold through shop on the farm, also orders by telephone

Fred and Madeleine Farbrother
Cranesden Farm, Picadilly Lane, Mayfield, East Sussex
Telephone: (01435) 874756
Lamb, Pork, and Eggs. Orders by telephone
 Andrew Firrell
The Pound Cottage, Witherenden, Mayfield, East Sussex, TN20 6RS
Beef and lamb sold through C.L. Leppard's Butchers (formerly Smithers)
 Dorothy Hollamby
Valenciennes Cottage, Spring Lane, Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex TN19 7JD
Telephone: (01435) 883574 or (01435) 883924
Dried hops for home breweries or microbreweries available in September. Hop binding available for florists and flower arrangers. Telephone orders taken throughout the summer.

Kelly Bronze Turkeys
Mr. Nev Champion
Badgers Mead Farm, Five Ashes, Mayfield, East Sussex, TN20 6JH
Telephone: (01825) 830421
Email: claire@badgersmeadfarm.co.uk
Free range turkeys. Fresh at Christmas, frozen all year round. Farm gate sales, also orders by telephone or email.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Padfield
Renhurst Farm, Mark Cross, East Sussex, TN6 3NR
Telephone: (01892) 852168
Website: www.markcross.org.uk
The farm’s own Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork, and Homemade pies sold through farm shop at Mark Cross

Mr. and Mrs. C. Swingland
Clayton Organic Farm, Newick Lane, Mayfield, East Sussex, TN20 6RE
Hen on the Gate Farm Shop, Newick Lane
Telephone: (01435) 874852
Website: www.henonthegate.com
Organic Meats, Eggs, Salads, Vegetables sold through farm shop on Newick Lane.

S.P. Tindall
Highfields Farm, Lake Street, Mayfield, East Sussex, TN20 6PR
Can be contacted through farm office on (01435) 872417
Website: www.highfieldsfarm.net
Beef and Lamb sold through C.L. Leppard's Butchers (formerly Smithers)

Patrick Treherne
Herons Folly Garden, Mayfield, East Sussex, TN20 6TE
Website: www.heronsfollygarden.co.uk
Telephone: (01435) 873608
Organic fruit and vegetables can be purchased through Jasons, Hen on the Gate, or our ‘Bag Scheme’. Organic, disease resistant apple trees sold direct to the public. Enquiries by telephone or e-mail: ktreherne@btinternet.com and orders@heronsfollygarden.co.uk
 Mable Watkins
Witherenden Farm, Witherenden, Stonegate, East Sussex
Telephone: (01435) 883467
Free Range Turkeys available at Christmas time. Orders by telephone
 Tony Woodall
New Inn Cottage, Witherenden Hill, Burwash, East Sussex, TN19 7JG
Telephone: (01435) 883586
Christmas Trees at Christmas time! Orders by telephone.

Local food suppliers

Hen on the Gate Farm Shop
Located just outside the delightful village of Mayfield, hen on the gate features our own wide range of meats, eggs and seasonal vegetables. This award winning range is all produced to the exacting standards of the Soil Association. If you value quality, traceability and authenticity you can do no better! Our Sussex beef, traditionally hung and full of flavour, our delicately textured Romney cross lamb, scrunchy crackling on our flavoursome woodland reared pork, the natural flavours of our home-made sausages, delicious free ranging organic chicken that can't be beaten for quantity and quality, the freshness and taste of our famous eggs, our hams, bacon and home cured smoked meats......and of course our Christmas fare, including the best free ranging organic bronze turkeys you will ever taste.....and all from our own farm.

Website: www.henonthegate.com
Telephone: (01435) 874852

Jason's (Greengrocers)
Jason is currently in his 17th year in business in the village. He sources his produce from as many local producers as possible. For example he uses Patrick Treherne in Mayfield; Bill Dadswell in Five Ashes; Rolland Longley in Icklesham; and various other farms in Horam, Buxted, Groombridge and West Malling. This enables freshness to be kept high and food miles low.

Currently Jason supplies: the Middle House, Shopping Basket, Peckish and St Leonards-Mayfield School.

Telephone: (01435) 872557
Leppards Butchers (formerly Smithers) in the High Street, Mayfield has been running under new ownership since 26 October 2009. Local people will welcome Carl Leppard who trained under Steve Smither and has now returned to his roots, bringing a fresh new feel to an already busy shop.

The main priority for the shop is to buy local meat where possible. We are currently stocking Sussex beef and lamb from Highfields Farm in Mayfield and pork from the local abbatoir which is sourced from local farmers. At Christmas our turkeys come from Sheffields at Vines Cross.

Not only does the shop have a loyal customer base from the village and surrounding area, but we also keep food miles to a minimum by supplying local pubs and schools such as the Middle House, Mayfield, St Leonards-Mayfield School and Skippers Hill School, Five Ashes.

Cheeses from the award-winning Alsop and Walker from Five Ashes can also be found in the well-stocked deli, along with homemade pies.

Telephone: (01435) 872335

Restaurants using locally sourced food

The Middle House
Supporting our local economy ...
  • locally reared pork, lamb and beef,
  • locally grown fruit and vegetables,
  • hand crafted Mayfield cheeses.
We believe you should know exactly where your food is coming from ...
  • Meat - supplied by Leppard's of Mayfield
  • Fruit & vegetables - supplied by Jason's of Mayfield
  • Fish - supplied by Chapman's of Sevenoaks
  • Cheese - supplied by Alsop & Walker, Five Ashes, Mayfield
and ... The Middle House
  • All our food is homemade and prepared to order; including all our icecreams, sorbets and desserts. Our cottage rolls and speciality breads are also handmade and baked daily.
Telephone: (01435) 872146

Corrections or additions?

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