Café Restaurant

An old cattle byre was transformed into the warm and elegant Cafe Restaurant we have at Hall Farm today. Whether it is for breakfast, morning coffee, a light bite, a more leisurely 3 course lunch, or afternoon tea with a slice of homemade cake, there is something to suit everyone. Our happy bunch of merry men and women lead by Sarah Brass, will seat you inside or outside in the courtyard (during good weather), to enjoy our fabulous food and our breath-taking views over the Dedham Vale.

Children are very welcome and we have a full menu for our young diners. We are also able to adapt any of our dishes from the main menu to suit.

The kitchen is led by Head Chef Lee Morgan, who, along with his team, always creates a fantastic range of delicious dishes. We home bake and hand make everything we possibly can. Scones and bread are baked daily, and our cakes will make your mouth water! Our menu changes regularly, keeping in rhythm with the seasons and what local produce is available. Hall Farm beef, lamb and potatoes are also frequently listed, and cooked to perfection. We try to use products stocked in our brilliant Farm Shop, so you have the opportunity to take home a taste of Hall Farm too.


The Hall Farm animals, including ponies, sheep and highland cattle are in the paddocks around the house, surrounding the restaurant. They are most comical and interesting to watch! Non restaurant guests are welcome to view the animals from 4.00pm daily.

We try our utmost to facilitate large parties, please talk to any member of staff about your requirements. All bookings over 15 are subject to a deposit and tables will only be held for 20 minutes after the booked time unless we are contacted and informed that the party is running late.


Harvest Fun Day

August 28th Bank Holiday Monday

Entrance only £1.00 per person

10.00am – 4.00pm

BBQ – Face Painting- Lucky Dip

Old Farming Equipment on Display

and lots more!

Come along and bring the family!



Please be aware we will be closing

on this day at 2.00pm

We are sorry for any inconvenience

Call the Café/Restaurant on 01206 323600


Food Service Times

Monday – Friday

Breakfast: 9 – 11am
Lunch: 12 – 3pm
Light Menu: 11:30 – 4pm
Afternoon Tea: 3 – 5pm


Breakfast: 9 – 12noon
Brunch (including a selection from our breakfast menu): 12 – 3pm
Afternoon Tea: 3 – 5pm


Breakfast: 10 – 11am
Lunch: 12 – 3pm
Light Menu: 12 – 4pm
Afternoon Tea: 3 – 4pm

Booking is not essential but to avoid disappointment we advise you to call in advance and reserve a table.


Breakfast from 9.00am – 11.30am Monday – Friday

Light Choice Menu – 11.30am – 4.30pm

Al’Carte and Lunch Menu  – 12 – 3.00pm

From 12 – 3.00pm orders from the lunch menu’s only.

Sample Menu


  • Full English Breakfast (Hall Farm sausages, grilled bacon, fried eggs, roasted tomato, mushroom, beans & toast). £9.95
  • Grilled Pinney’s kipper with lemon & fresh bread. £7.95
  • Veggie breakfast, Hash brown, roasted tomato, mushroom, beans, fried eggs & toast. £8.95
  • Poached eggs and grilled bacon on toasted muffin. £6.95
  • Pinney’s smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on toast. £8.95
  • Bacon or sausage sandwich. £6.95
  • Extra items. Bacon, sausage or homemade hash brown. £1.25
  • Extra items. Tomato, mushroom, egg or homemade beans. £1.10
Breakfast Menu


A la Carte

To Start
  • Today’s soup with homemade bread £4.95
  • Winter spiced ham hock terrine, carrot & orange chutney, toasted homemade bread £5.95
  • Somerset Goat’s Cheese pot, caramelised figs, pistachio crust and toasted sourdough £5.95
  • Grilled Sardines with concasse tomato and red onion on a toasted black pepper bread £5.95
For Main Course
  • Local reared Sirloin steak, grilled tomato and mushroom, onion strings, hand cut chips £17.95
  • Pan fried liver and bacon, creamed leeks and potatoes, onion strings £12.95
  • Chicken chasseur with creamy mash potato and savoy cabbage £12.95
  • Grilled whole plaice with homemade tartare sauce, mushy peas and hand cut chips £12.95
  • Slow braised Hall Farm beef pie with buttered mids potatoes, red cabbage and roasted vegetables £12.95
  • Beef burger in a seeded brioche bap with melted mozzarella and bacon, tomato salsa, our own gherkins, crisp iceberg lettuce, served with chips £12.95
  • Roasted butternut squash risotto, walnut and rocket pesto, dressed rocket and garlic bread £10.95
To Finish
  • Warm sticky toffee pudding with salted caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream £5.95
  • White chocolate, lemon and ginger cheesecake with Chantilly cream £5.95
  • Chocolate Naughty with pistachio brittle and black forest ice cream £5.95
  • Creamy vanilla pannacotta with blueberry compote and raspberry and lavender shortbread £5.95
  • Selection of homemade ice creams £4.95
  • Selection of British cheeses and biscuits £6.95
Main Menu


Something Lighter (available 11.30am until 4pm/Sundays 12pm until 4pm)

  • Today’s soup with home baked bread £4.95
  • Turkey and Ham sour dough ~Toasted sour dough, sliced turkey and ham, melted Somerset brie, cranberry, rocket, with dressed mixed leaves and crisps £7.95
  • Mushroom and brie Ciabatta ~Toasted ciabatta filled with Capel mushrooms, melted brie, toasted almonds, salsa verde with dressed mixed leaves and crisps £7.95
  • Hall Farm Ploughman’s Lunch~Snowdonia Black Bomber Cheddar cheese or homemade ham hock terrine or smoked ham with homemade chutney, piccalilli and naked slaw, dressed salad and homemade bread £8.95 (mixed £9.95)
  • Homemade Big Beans on Toast~ Butter beans, cannellini and sweetcorn in a spiced tomato sauce, served on thick cut buttered toast £5.95 You can also add cheese for an extra £1.00
Light Lunches Menu

Other freshly made sandwiches available

  • Your choice of sandwich ~ Mature Cheddar cheese and winter pickle, smoked ham and Tiptree wholegrain mustard or Pinney’s smoked salmon and dill cream cheese. All sandwiches are served with dressed mixed leaves and crisps £6.95

Afternoon Tea (available from 3.00pm until 5pm)

  • Freshly made sandwich, homemade fruit scone served with Tiptree jam & clotted cream or slice of cake and a pot of tea £9.95


Cream Tea (available from 3.00pm until 5pm)

  • Fruit scone served with Tiptree jam & clotted cream and a pot of tea £4.85


Savoury Tea (available from 3.00pm until 5pm)

  • Freshly baked cheese scone served with butter and homemade piccalilli and a pot of tea £4.85


Homemade Cakes (available all day)

Please ask a member of waiting staff for today’s flavours of homemade cakes £ 3.50

  • Fruit scone served with Tiptree jam & clotted cream £2.95
  • Freshly baked cheese scone served with butter and homemade piccalilli £2.75


Chef Specials (Change Daily)

All our dishes are made to order from fresh local ingredients allowing us to do our best to adapt them to your requirements. Most dishes can be adapted to suit both children’s and individual’s dietary needs.

Full Something Lighter Menu