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Alder Carr Farm

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Nice farm food, lovely place

Been here a couple of times, the breakfast is tasty and the eggs royal are good maybe a little more... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Bondi Junction, Australia
via mobile
A wonderful attraction, farm shop, cafe, plant, and craft shops in a wonderful setting.

I have visited dozens of times over the years. It is easy to find, at one end of Needham high... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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“the barn”(5 reviews)
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Our award-winning farm shop & deli is overflowing with lovely produce. You will find our own highland beef, free-range eggs and award-winning fruit ice cream as well as locally produced food and pick your own fruit and vegetables in season. There's...more
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Alder Carr Farm Needham Market, Ipswich IP6 8LX, England
+44 1449 720820
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All reviews craft shops the barn cake bubble and squeak asparagus season award winning ice cream lovely place to eat frequent visitor gift shop quiche lovely cafe for sale wide range deli plants jewelry farm
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Been here a couple of times, the breakfast is tasty and the eggs royal are good maybe a little more needed. Staff are also great and price is average to higher end but overall good. Coffee was ok had a lot better, worth popping down...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jakeythesnakey21
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Our first visit here. The staff in The Barn Cafe were excellent. Very attentive, very professional. The menu looked good and they are obviously very popular for lunch. The deli was very well stocked with stuff, but the prices put us off actually buying anything....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dollychops
Reviewed 1 October 2018

This is a really fantastic place! Excellent farm shop with all kinds of really good quality produce. There is also a lovely cafe / restaurant, a pottery shop, gift shop, cake making shop, plant shop and craft workshop. All this set round a pretty courtyard...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bjw2110
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Have always known about this farm but never needed to go. However out and about in the area on BH Monday so went to take a look. Signage was not the best at one point. Car Park was full of quite large pot holes. Sorry...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul C
Reviewed 24 August 2018

I have visited dozens of times over the years. It is easy to find, at one end of Needham high street there is a newsagents, you turn down the lane go over a little bridge and past a pretty former mill, over another small bridge...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank carl2-ipswich
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Hadn't visited for over 10 years! Had a simple lunch of Suffolk ham, bubble and squeak and eggs followed by a trio of their award winning ice cream!! Friendly staff together with a super farm shop. A little bit out of the way in terms...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank polypropylene
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Nice place for a family lunch. Great service and good food. Pity they don’t do pick your own strawberries anymore, but the ones we brought in their shop were delicious 😋

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rob P
Reviewed 2 July 2018

The plant section was suffering from extreme neglect. The plants had not been watered for days. All drooping and going brown. Poor management. All concession shops closed on Mondays. No information regarding this on the website. Cafe nearly empty but told no tables were available...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank gsellears
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Restaurant was nice and clean, had coffee and cake which was very tasty, nice size portions too, we sat on a table for two but felt there was plenty of space around us, didn’t feel cramped in any way, nice selection of home made cakes...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sajali10
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Lovely relaxed Father's Day meal. Our food was tasty, piping hot and plentiful. Waitresses were lovely but could have been more attentive during the meal (for example by asking if we would like more drinks). Excellent facilities for children.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 8mrsh8
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