About Us

 

 

• LOCAL & FRESH •
FARM ASSURED
• RSPCA ASSURED •
• EXCELLENT - 4.5 on Google

Our Farm

Forage Farm Shop & Kitchen is located on Penllyn Estate, which has been farmed by the Homfray family since 1846. Today, the Estate is home to a diverse range of businesses, but agriculture remains at its core. Feed wheat, oil seed rape, maize and vegetables form the bulk of the crops grown, while the livestock operation focuses on the rearing of cattle, sheep and pigs. There is also a large brood of free-range chickens that supplies the shop and kitchen with eggs. Sustainable farming practices are embraced where possible, and the Estate has planted more than 50,000 trees since 1990. Approximately 10% of the farm
is woodland. 

Realising the Dream

Having a high quality shop and restaurant onsite to provide a direct outlet for the animals reared on the farm has long been an ambition. As far back at the late 1980s, the Estate sought planning consent for such an enterprise. However, various hurdles, including poor access, prevented the dream from becoming a reality. That changed in 2018, when permission was granted for a new access and road to the Estate. In 2020, after 18 months of design and construction, we were finally able to open Forage.

 Here at Forage, we believe that understanding the journey that our food takes to our plates is a key part of appreciating and enjoying what we eat and drink. Much of our produce originates from Penllyn Estate Farm, with the remainder sourced locally where possible. Community is close to our hearts, and supporting the local economy is a key part of that. We are proud of our roots and strive to meet the highest standards from farming through to the food that we sell and serve.

Testimonials

What our customers are saying

“Absolutely love this place”

"The meat is unreal. Great farm shop. Butchers happy to cut unusual cuts, I asked for picanha and they had no issues. Well worth a visit. Take away sandwiches are amazing too."

Adam Silver

“Fabulous farm shop”

"Selling simply the best steaks!
Had them a number of times and they are consistently good. The ‘kitchen‘ is a great place for coffee and the food is excellent value! The best chips around! Beautiful views, the whole place is simply a breathe of fresh air 😊."

Paul Booth

“Grandchildren enjoyed their meal ”

"Grandchildren enjoyed their meal and loved playing in the park. Good quality goods in farm shop."

June Bush

"Lovely!"

"Lovely, local visit to Forage! Brilliant place, really impressed with the welfare standards of the chickens, definitely getting my eggs from here in the future!"

Ben Rai

Opening Times

MON - SAT: 8.30 - 17.30

SUN: 9.30 - 16.30

Contact Us

OFFICE: 01446 774113

EMAIL: info@foragefarmshop.co.uk

ADDRESS: Penllyn Estate, Llwynhelig, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan CF71 7FF

BOOK A TABLE: 07535 391872

 

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