Rumwell Farm Shop’s new cafe will open to the general public on Friday 15 May from 12.30pm. The official launch on the same day from 10am to 11.30am will be attended by invited guests from the local area including Wellington Mayor Dave Mitton, Taunton Mayor Dave Durdan and his wife Mayoress Renee Durdan and local councillors.
Anne Mitchell, Co-Owner of the Farm Shop, said: “We can’t wait for our official opening and are interested to see what our customers think of our brand new café. We’re hosting a tasting event on Friday May 15 and Saturday May 16 to tie in with our official launch. People will be able to try a selection of tasty regional food from chocolate to sausages to wine. We’ll have suppliers such as Lyme Bay Winery, A-lot-a-Choc and Cotleigh Brewery attending. We hope people from the area will pop in to see our new café on either Friday or Saturday. Support for our new venture would be much appreciated.”
The café – which is adjacent to the Farm Shop – covers 220 square metres and will be able to seat approximately 80 people. Food prepared in the café kitchen will be sourced from the farm shop, the Mitchell family farm which is just four miles away and regional suppliers.
“We aim to use fresh, local produce that’s in season as much as we can,” Anne explained. “Families will be welcome to the café and there’ll be a menu especially for children. We’ll serve afternoon teas, there’ll be a Sunday carvery and the cafe will be licensed to sell alcohol. The cafe is brand new and we’ve also installed new spacious, modern toilets. We’re looking forward to the opening and aim to continue to provide great quality and service – and outstanding food!”
Rumwell Farm Shop is an independent, family-run, award-winning business owned by the Mitchell family. It was originally a potato store from which David and Anne Mitchell began selling their own potatoes and free range eggs.Due to customer demand, the range of products soon increased and the farm shop grew to include a delicatessen, bakery and food hall. Home grown potatoes are still available alongside fruit, vegetables and groceries and non-food items – plants, flowers, gifts and cards – have been added. David and Anne’s sons, James and Jack, are involved in the business. The cafe is just one further development for a highly successful local enterprise.