Sharnfold Farm
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Elliotts
Eastbourne, UK3 contributions
Sep 2022
We spent the day at Sharnfold Farm with our two young grandsons and what a treat it was. The animals were a huge favourite - goats, sheep, alpacas and piglets who were very friendly. They loved the woodland farm trail with fun exercise boards and hidden playhouses. Then it was on to the play area with a real tractor and little trike driving area. We didn’t have time to explore the large sandpit, sunflower walk, pick your own or wildlife garden as there was so much to see and do. After all that fun they enjoyed a big bowl of spaghetti bolognese from the very reasonably priced cafe. We will definitely return - highly recommended for a wonderful day out.
Written September 3, 2022
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wendy G
Bexhill-on-Sea, UK359 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
The cafe has been expanded which is good but it makes the noise echo more - needs some plants or fabric to help reduce this. No jacket potatoes just an hour into lunch service which was a shame. Did have gluten free bread for a toastie. . The bacon and Brie baguette was good. The gluten free poppy seed and blueberry muffin was super. Just feel this cafe has lost some of it’s charm which is disappointing. Farm shop and butcher on site and free parking.
Written July 26, 2022
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AM1006
East Sussex, UK30 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
For a small entry fee of £1.50 per person it's understandable there isn't a lot to do here but my toddler loved it none the less. We had a stroll around to look at the animals however I do agree that the animals look like they aren't cared for very much.
In the pig/sheep shed there was poo and wee everywhere right where you stand to look at them. Most of the fields had dry, dead grass with little water/shade for the animals. Geese poo everywhere and it's hard to avoid with a buggy.
The woods is was nice to walk through and spot the faries and there is a small play area which my toddler enjoyed. Slightly over priced cafe too. I do believe with a bit more effort and time spent caring for the animals it would be a lovely place that we would frequently visit.
Written August 9, 2020
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Sarah
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Family
I find it very sad to see the change in Sharnfold. We have been going for years and have even had two birthday parties there. However, they now charge an extortionate price to simply pick fruit - when you pay a premium price for PYO anyway. I have always been very keen to support local business but the enforced entrance fee regardless of the nature of your visit will prevent us from ever returning.
Written October 15, 2022
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Jn98
1 contribution
Mar 2020 • Couples
A little over a year ago, this was a wonderful little cafe and farm shop. The staff were so helpful, friendly and would go out of their way to make sure you had a lovely experience. Fast forward to now and after a change of ownership, this has gone from a friendly, family run business to a cold, unprofessional environment which lacks any atmosphere. After extending the coffee shop and cramming so many tables in, we were shocked to see only 4 members of staff working on a busy weekend. The poor staff were run off their feet, tables were piled with dirty plates and cups with no one to clear them and the queue was so long, with the wait for food even longer. It was clear the new owners are cutting costs and it is the cafe staff that are paying the price for this. Going into the shop we were very surprised to see shop staff standing around talking including the shop manager! Couldn't have they helped out in the cafe if they had nothing to do?!

Going for a walk around outside, the whole place looks run down and shabby. Very concerned about the conditions the animals are kept in. The chickens especially look sick and unhealthy.

Coming back was such disappointment. After seeing this little business grow and thrive under the care and love of the former owners, it is so sad to see what it has become. Unfortunately the pure greed of the new owners means this place is now a shadow of its former self. Seeing that the new owners are planning to build houses in the site just emphasises this. This would have been such an amazing opportunity for someone to take over this lovely place and put as much love and hard work in to it as the former owners, but instead they are cutting corners and milking it for everything they can.
Written September 12, 2020
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dvdgurr04
Pevensey, UK361 contributions
Aug 2020
I'm a local and have been coming to Sharnfold many times over the years, for breakfast, the butcher and the shop, as well as fruit picking. Since the new owners took over, it has really gone downhill (see other posts). There is now a charge for children to see the few sad-looking animals they have left. HOWEVER - the worst thing is that the owners have applied for planning permission for 400 homes on land adjacent to the farm, which is upsetting everyone. They have lost an awful lot of local support and custom.
Written September 16, 2020
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Stephen1
6 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
This place used to be wonderful. After going fruit picking I used to be able to get a coffee and some cake from the cafe whilst the children play in the small park. Now, children can’t play in the park unless they pay £5 each. For a family of 5, this is ridiculous even more so considering the money I spend on PYO, in the shop and the cafe. Unfortunately I won’t be coming back again.
Written June 14, 2022
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Tracy B
3 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Do not waste your time going here with small children. We paid £1.50 each to walk round the trail to see the farm animals, but all we saw was empty paddocks, a couple of skinny cows, a few pigs fast asleep in their arks in an awful paddock with nothing for them to do, not even a wallow, the conditions the animals are kept in is awful. There is a large barn, with chickens, ducks and geese in, no water for the ducks to paddle in, no perches for the chickens, nothing for them to do, they looked so miserable. The barn where you pay £4 to feed the lambs was so untidy, feed bags just thrown all over the place, rubbish everywhere. The pig pens hadn't been cleaned, lots of poo, goats pen had poo piled up at the front of the pen. Eggs all over the floor in chicken pen near play area, which suggests that noone had been into them that morning, couldn't see any water for them to drink. The animals in my opinion are not being looked after properly and are kept in poor conditions. No soap or paper towels in the hand washing area. The shop is overpriced and the cake in the cafe was very dry and disappointing. I would not recommend this place to anyone.
Written August 1, 2020
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Kimberley D
Eastbourne, UK28 contributions
Mar 2021 • Solo
Wow!!!

Firstly the Butchers & Farm shop are definitely open for business and wow what a selection of goodies inside.

Friendly warm welcome from the two members of staff inside, very helpful and informative on the colourful fresh local produce available.
From fruit to vegetables, ciders, ales, juices to meats and meals.

I brought 3 of every sausage -18 in total lol as I simply couldn’t decide between the scrumptious offerings and once you dive into the freezer along side you’ll flavoursome collection of burgers, sausage meat and flavoured chicken.
Of course I also went for 2 packs of burgers Stilton and honey glaze! Yum!

Some cheeky gingerbread bunny treats and my old faithful celeriac, I walked out a very happy lady.... WHY because I was shocked literally blown away by the INCREDIBLE value for money!!

If you haven’t already you really must give them a visit.

Cannot wait to tuck into these goodies!
Written March 23, 2021
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950lovestotravel63
Midhurst, UK25 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Inexperience young staff...been for breakfast 3 times now, each time they have got our order wrong. Also, how does a farmshop selling eggs not have eggs for breakfast when trays of them are less than 10 foot away from cafe?
Yesterday there was no poached eggs..for some reason they couldn't cook those. Only fried. Come on, if your trying to be a cafe...get staff that can cook and write down orders correctly
Written July 24, 2022
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