White Finch Bakery – A Family Affair
Nestling within the grounds of Meopham’s Broomfield Farm, you will find the White Finch Bakery. And if you’re looking for somewhere nice for brunch or lunch, or indeed just a cup of coffee and a delicious cake, look no further, just head over there.
The bakery was opened four years ago by Pippa Brown, and with her mother, Bev, they bake a wide range of cakes, scones, bagels, pastries etc, as well as chutneys and jams, all of which are available to eat in their on-site cafe, or indeed to take away. And yes, it really is a family affair, with Pippa’s brother, David, and his wife Becky, running the farm. It’s a real team effort, with the bakery benefiting from the seasonal fruit and vegetables grown just outside their door. How fresh is that! And what they don’t have available on site, Pippa points out that “wherever possible we use free range responsibly sourced local ingredients”.
White Finch started life as a pop-up shop. This was set up initially within a marquee in a small garden area of the farm. The renovation of an adjacent tractor barn offered the perfect opportunity to broaden the scope of the business and provide a more suitable and solid location for the cafe. Recently upgraded, the cafe now offers a very comfortable and friendly, as well as popular, space for diners. And if the sun is shining, or the cafe is full, as it can be at times, there are additional tables and chairs in the outdoor garden area, giving lovely views over the surrounding fields.
Broomfield Farm’s ‘pick your own’ activity is very popular. Here again the team effort works well as farm customers are also tempted to visit the bakery. There are seasonal opening hours for the PYO operation – currently it’s Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00 am – 4.00 pm for pumpkins, squash, apples and pears.
Pippa finds the seasonal events the most rewarding. Whatever season it is, the Broomfield strawberries, sweetcorn, apples, pumpkins etc, all have a part to play in the delicious goodies on the White Finch menu. From strawberry tarts to pumpkin pies and pumpkin spiced lattes, not forgetting umpteen varieties of apple and pear juices, you can rest assured it will be totally yummy. I know this is the case. I have lunched there with friends recently and we can all highly recommend it.
White Finch Bakery is open Wednesday to Sunday from 9.30 am – 3.30 pm. Bookings can be taken for tables of 5 or more.
Our click & collect service is available Thursday to Sunday. 48 hours notice required.
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Bloomfield Fruit Farm, Ifield Road, Meopham, DA13 0QH
Website visit: https://www.whitefinch.org