Spotlight: Daylesford Farm
Private Dining London met with the events team at Daylesford Organic Farm who have sites perfect for anyone looking for events space in The Cotswolds and London. There is so much to write about that we are bursting with things to share with you all.
The main Daylesford farm is close to Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire with over 2,000 acres of farm estate as well as their farm shop, interiors shop, restaurant, café, workshop space and spa. Without doubt their farm offering surpasses expectations and reflects the success of their organic farm-to-plate principles that was originally rooted and created by Carole Bamford in 2002.
Daylesford has also grown its London footprint with four sites including Notting Hill, Pimlico, Marylebone and newly opened Brompton Cross which all have farm shops and events space capabilities. All Daylesford’s in London are welcoming farm shops in the day but can be transformed into private dining rooms in the evening. The interiors are in a contemporary farmhouse style and Guests will dine within walls made from fallen trees from the Daylesford estate. In Notting Hill, not far from Portobello Road, the main space can host up to 45 seated guests with a downstairs space for smaller standing events. Daylesford Pimlico in the heart of Belgravia and Daylesford Marylebone just off Marylebone High Street close to Baker Street are slightly larger with the cafés having capacity for up to 50 dining guests. The new Daylesford Brompton Cross can be found on Sloane Avenue and will also host private dining events and parties for up to 70 guests.
For any event held at Daylesford, it’s very important that the host understands the motivation behind everything they do. Sustainable, organic food that encourages guests to eat well! We’re excited by the ethos behind their menus and know that our clients are becoming increasingly conscious of the environment and opting for a more sustainable lifestyle. If this sounds like you then one of the Daylesford event spaces gives you the perfect venue for your next party or celebration! When we visited we enjoyed their beautifully crafted Beef Burger with home-made truffle crisps. The farm-reared grass pastured beef burger is topped with Bledington Blue cheese, pickled beetroot and delicious bacon jam. Skipping straight to the dessert, the sticky toffee pudding is an absolute dream for sweet lovers, we’d highly recommend!
If you’re looking for a venue in the Cotswolds Daylesford Farm can host an array of weddings and events in their many spaces. They have a cookery school, The Glass House, their restaurant/café, the Haybarn Spa, the Bamford Barn, Chelsea Garden Room and all of their land too!
If you’d like a dinner party venue, the Bamford Barn can be transformed into a dining haven with a long wooden table, open fire and cosy interiors, perfect for candlelit soirées! Alternatively, the Chelsea Garden Room can offer an evening of escape alongside nature for around 20 guests.
If you’re looking for a wedding in the Cotswolds, the Glass House can be set up for a 60-person blessing ceremony with a beautiful drink reception enjoying the summer sunshine out in the courtyard before guests sit for the wedding breakfast in the Daylesford Café.
The grounds of Daylesford Farm are also the perfect location for a marquee or tipi wedding in the Cotswolds. There is plenty of space for any type or size of ceremony and reception set up, with the Daylesford team offering a one-stop-shop for brides and grooms. They offer full catering as well as floristry services, all supplied by the farm under the same ethos that runs through every aspect of what Daylesford offers for anyone hosting an event or wedding in the Cotswolds or at one of their London stores.
All-in-all, we can only echo what we’ve already said, Daylesford offers both a brilliant venue in the Cotswolds and in Central London with an ethos that is becoming both increasingly important to consumers and very rare to find at other private dining, events and wedding venues. Grab your little piece of countryside by hosting an event at any Daylesford London site or go back to their roots at the Daylesford Farm in Chipping Norton.
Daylesford Farmshop & Café, Daylesford near Kingham, Gloucestershire, GL56 0YG
Daylesford Farmshop & Café, 44B Pimlico Road, London, SW1W 8LP
Daylesford Farmshop & Café, 208-212 Westbourne Grove, London, W11 2RH
Daylesford Farmshop & Café, 6-8 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 4AU
Daylesford Farmshop & Café, 76-82 Sloane Avenue, Brompton Cross, London, SW3 3DZ