PEARCES OPENS NEW CAFÉ

24th November 2011

The destination for the perfect cuppa, tasty treat and leisurely lunch

The Pearce Family is delighted to announce the opening of their new café on the A10 between the historic market towns of Buntingford and Puckeridge in Hertfordshire on

30 November 2011.

Located next to their vibrant and buzzing Farmshop, Pearce’s café with its striking glass frontage overlooking the beautiful River Rib valley will offer freshly prepared food cooked on site seven days a week, catering for breakfast, light snacks and an excellent cup of coffee to delicious lunches and traditional English afternoon teas.

David Pearce, said: “We have been farming here as a family for 45 years growing horticultural and arable crops, as well as rearing beef cattle. In 1982 we started to sell our own fruit and veg from a shed in the field and such was our success we now have a thriving business providing good fresh produce and fine foods. We had been exploring ideas to diversify for a while and with our stunning location, our passion for seasonal, quality food and the numerous requests from customers, a café seemed a natural solution.”

Contemporary in style, the cafe has been built to eco-specification and has a relaxed atmosphere with light and space from the floor to ceiling glass and rustic chic with sophisticated cream and greens, sustainable solid oak beams, tables and chairs. As well as ample seating inside, the landscaped patio area overlooking the fields offers the opportunity to sit out in fine weather.

The kitchen team will cook simple fresh food bursting with seasonal flavours and the daily specials make use of the quality ingredients from the farm and shop. With superb service, dishes will include full English breakfasts, homemade soups, light snacks and salads as well as hot casseroles and chef’s dish of the day. On Sundays, brunch and a choice of traditional roast lunch will be available.

Customers will also be able to indulge in the luxury of afternoon tea. Pearce’s Café will offer a choice of handpicked loose leaf teas including Pearce’s own blend, along with a selection of sandwiches, assortment of freshly baked cakes and traditional cream teas. Coffee lovers too, will be delighted with the coffee, expertly roasted and blended for that perfect cup.

David Pearce, further explained that the family were also very pleased that building the café has created employment with 20 new jobs for this rural location which also enabled them to secure a grant through the Rural Development Programme for England funded by Defra and the EU and delivered locally by the Eastern Plateau.

For more details on the Café’s opening hours the website is www.pearcesfarmshop.co.uk, telephone 01920 821246