Thursday May 20th
The Barnyard Cafe is now open for indoor dining
The shop remains open, following our standard Covid 19 precautions
We have stayed open throughout the pandemic and won't be letting you down as we make our way through 2021.
We plan to re-open the Barnyard Cafe on Tuesday 4th May, barring any further changes in guidance. This will be for outside dining and with a reduced menu until we fully re-open on May 18th
In the shop we will be following our usual opening hours and have plenty of safety measures in place and ask that where possible you only come in pairs rather than whole families, especially during busy times such as the weekend. We apologise as at times this will be an inconvenience to many, but it will enable us to get more people in the shop safely and served quicker. And you can get all your fresh fruit and veg, cheese, fish and meat in a safe environment.
Thank you for your co-operation.
We are still operating with our Covid measures in place. We now have a station just inside the entrance door for you to clean the trolley and basket handles if you wish. There is also hand sanitizer at the entrance and just outside the exit of the shop. The team are all wearing face masks (and have been for a while) and we will continue to monitor the number of people in the shop.
During very busy times (which is not too often) we will hold people outside the shop until it is safe to allow more of you in.
Calcott Hall is a family run business and our aim is to provide a pleasant and friendly shopping experience, very different from large supermarkets. We grow a range of vegetables and fruit throughout the year and source locally whenever possible.
McTurks have been farming at Calcott Hall for over 40 years. Our farm is 120 acres (equivalent to about 70 football pitches) and was formerly a dairy farm. From humble beginnings selling potatoes and sweetcorn from boxes in 1974, much has happened at Calcott Hall and we have grown considerably. We renovated an old Essex barn in 1983, and have gradually used more and more of it as our shop needs have grown. For more about the farm look at our Farm and History pages.