We have run Alexandra’s Kitchen at The Tea Barn since 2015. A Purpose built cafe on Durleighmarsh Farm, it’s a beautiful setting in which to enjoy our fantastic food and drink, all hand-made on the premises.

Our lunchtime menu always features favourite popular dishes as well as our ever changing specials board, there’s always homemade seasonal soup and various sandwiches so something to suit everyone be it a light snack or a proper hot lunch! You can also enjoy clotted cream-teas, complete with homemade scones and jam made from berries picked right here on the farm, savoury teas with cheese scones, cheese and home-made chutney, and a wide selection of cakes and ice cream. We serve speciality teas and Fair Trade coffees, locally-produced fruit juices and other drinks throughout the day.

All our food and drink is made with local and Fair Trade ingredients wherever possible, complemented by herbs and edible flowers we grow ourselves.



Opening Times


Tuesday – Sunday       10 – 4

Monday                          Closed


Breakfast served from 10 – 12

Lunch served from 12 – 3

Private hire

The Tea Barn is available for hire by individuals, companies and organisations for  evening events and other functions. For more details, including availability and prices please click below to contact us.

I just wanted to drop you a line following Ella’s tea party on Saturday afternoon. The girls and myself had a wonderful time – your staff were amazing they could not have done more and nothing was too much trouble. It made the afternoon even more enjoyable. We will definitely be returning. Thank you again to your amazing staff and you.14th birthday party in The Tea Barn

I can’t thank you, and your team, enough for masterminding the most exquisite meal for our Annual Shoot Dinner. Your waitresses were particularly brilliant and served and cleared without any fuss.
When I returned this morning it was looking immaculate and all the empties gone!
It was a GREAT evening!
Thanks to you all.

Annual Shoot Dinner for 33

Alex ~ I would like to say a huge “thank you” to you and the girls for the wonderful day you gave us yesterday. The food was delicious, as I knew it would be, and you were certainly right when you said you were sending “two lovely girls” they were fantastic.
Thank you for all the suggestions, help and support along the way.

Marilyn - Lunch party for 34 on March 20th 2017

Alexandra cooked a lunch for us for 40 people. The food was utterly delicious and unusual, her staff were excellent and Alexandra ran the whole event with calm competence. I can recommend her extremely highly!

Lunch for 40 people

Thank you all so much for making our wedding celebrations complete, we didn’t just have good food we got very lucky through Alexandra’s Kitchen and had a truly amazing food and service.

Sarah & Andrew

Becky and I particularly wanted to compliment you on the food – we had so much praise from everyone on the quality, choice and quantity on offer.

Becky and Bernard

Dear Alex, Just a note to say thank you again so much for the tremendous amount of effort and care you made in providing us with such incredible catering for our wedding.

Rachael and Alex

Dear Alexandra, We were completely overwhelmed by the exquisite meal you prepared for Bob’s 70th Birthday Dinner in January. The food and service were beyond reproach and resulted in a meal to remember for all concerned.

Anne & Bob Pennington

First just let me say that you and your team were absolutely fantastic. Everything you did was perfect. The comments on the pies were 100% excellent.

Father of the bride