Just three miles west of Bath’s fashionable centre lies Newton Farm, a family-run livestock and arable farm with a string of awards to its name. The farm’s 450-strong herd of South Devon, Angus and Hereford cattle mostly spends time roaming the rolling parkland of Newton Estate in the pretty thatched village of Newton St Loe. Reared on a low-input grass-based diet, these animals play an important part in upholding the farm’s agri-environmental status as a Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) farm. Determined to produce ‘food from field to fork’ and ‘bridge the gap between the farmer and the consumer’, Newton Farm prepares its own meat and sells it in the farm’s shop and the bustling café that inhabits its former milking parlour.
Newton Farm Foods, Newton St Loe, Bath BA2 9BT, UK, +44 1225 873707