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Alder Carr Farm

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 3 weeks ago
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Well satisfied!

Hadn't visited for over 10 years! Had a simple lunch of Suffolk ham, bubble and squeak and eggs... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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 😋

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

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

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.

Thank 8mrsh8
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Ventured here after it was recommended but over all was a bit disappointed. Although they were quite accommodating trying to make me a tea latte, the overall impression was that I should have booked and that 'drop in' customers through them off stride. I was...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

After a lovely walk round Needham Lake with our grandsons and Harry the cockapoo, we decided to give them a treat by extending the walk to Alder Carr Farm. Beautiful sunny bank holiday Sunday but only four outside tables and all occupied. Can’t go inside...More

Thank Richard O
Reviewed 11 April 2018

The farm shop fronts a small complex of craft shops and includes a good cafe. There is also fresh seasonal vegetables with very few "food miles". In May and June the asparagus is grown on the farm and is exceptionally well priced and usefully graded...More

Thank Allan C
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