Canalside Farm shop prepares to reopen cafe

By James Vukmirovic | Staffordshire | Dining out | Published:

A Staffordshire farm has announced the reopening of its cafe after more than three months of closure.

The cafe will reopen to provide a selection of hot meals at Canalside Farm

The cafe at Canalside Farm in Great Haywood near Stafford has been closed due to coronavirus lockdown restrictions, but the farm is getting set to welcome customers back.

The family-run farm built the large waterfront café six years ago, with the aim of serving fresh, local produce from nearby suppliers and food straight from the farm.

Anna Barton, co-owner of the Farm, said they had been devastated to close the cafe, but felt it was necessary to keep customers sage.

He said: "Luckily we were able to keep our farm shop open, but it has been very quiet and strange not having the café open too.

"We were therefore delighted when we found out that we could re-open and have implemented a number of new systems to ensure that people can visit safely.

"Orders for food will now be taken at our Take-Away hut outside and visitors will be able to collect their meals and sit on our large decking area overlooking the canal."

"The inside area will remain closed for the moment, but we will review this in the next few weeks, once we have received further guidance."

The farm will also be open to people wishing to pick their own strawberries, or buy any of the produce made on site, including burgers, pork pies and sausages.

The cafe reopens on Monday, July 6 at Canalside Farm, Mill Lane, Great Haywood, Stafford.

For further information please telephone 01889 881747 or log onto the their website

James Vukmirovic

By James Vukmirovic
Community Reporter - @jamesvukmirovic

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