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Mayfield Farm Bakery + School

Sheering Road, Harlow, United Kingdom, CM17 0JP
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Come and meet our baker Nick Anderson at Mayfield Farm Bakery and see the bread being made by hand, the traditional way. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the beautiful rural setting and choose your bread and cakes to take home.

We believe in good, wholesome food, traditionally made without the use of unnecessary preservatives and colourings. We are keen to use the very best ingredients and from the closest source, keeping food miles to a minimum and our impact on the environment as small as possible.

Mayfield Farm Bakery & School was established in 2010 by Nick and Jane Anderson. Nick has been a baker all his life having worked for his family business for many years and more recently opening his own bakeries in Epping and Cambridge.

This bakery was opened in a farm yard setting with the aim of being very experimental and fundamentally different from a typical High Street Bakery pushing the boundaries of the excepted usual breads.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Free Parking
  • Event Space
  • Easy Access
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Deli
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
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About Mayfield Farm Bakery + School

A little bit of what you fancy does you good, or so they say. We provide an area for the community to come together, whether it be for a social lunch, afternoon tea or your own private function. Whatever you choose, our friendly atmosphere is the perfect place to relax.

Set lunches are served in the tea rooms, the menu changes regularly depending on the fresh ingredients that are available from Spittlefield’s Fruit and vegetable market. All the food is prepared here on the premises either by the cooks in the kitchen or our bakers and patisserie chef. A menu such as quiche and a selection of deli salads finishing off with lemon tart and tea or coffee. We serve a limited selection of wine and beer and Luscombes organic fruit juices in addition to teas and coffees.

Afternoon Tea is very popular here at Mayfield Farm Bakery, our traditional afternoon tea consists of a selection of freshly made sandwiches, the bread is finely sliced and the crusts removed making perfect dainty afternoon sandwiches, we only use real butter and the fillings are also freshly prepared or cooked here. Two Dainty scones made by our bakers on the day of your Afternoon Tea – they are served with Thursday Cottage jam made in Tiptree in Essex. The Clotted Cream comes from The Devon Cream Company who produce the best quality clotted cream available. Four mini patisserie, all our patisserie is made by our patisserie chef's – they will make for you, on the day a selection of delicate cakes and pastries taking into account your special dietary requirements. We are now also offering a variety of speciality and themed afternoon teas throughout the year including a Chocolate Lovers tea, a Spooky Halloween tea and of course a Christmas afternoon tea.

Cuisine: Bakery, Afternoon Tea, British, Cocktails, Deli, Dessert, Fresh Salads, High Tea, Locally Sourced, Pizza, Salads, Set Menu, Tearoom, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly
Dress Code: Casual,Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 19 April 2019

We really enjoyed our afternoon tea. The comments on the way home were all good and we all agreed that we loved the sandwiches made with all the different types of bread. We were pleased to be able to take home the cakes that we couldn’t eat at the time as we enjoyed in the evening. Thank you for a lovely afternoon tea

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Enjoyed the afternoon tea with you. Slightly concerned that we were held up on Gilden Way and arrived about 8 minutes late, to find our whole tea was already on the table, uncovered. Sandwiches slightly dry round the edges. Probably made that morning. Extra cash for Prosecco not worth it with such tiny glasses and no refil. Crust not cut off sandwiches as stated above. One scone normal size, not two dainty ones.

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 April 2019

I visited with my sister and we both thoroughly enjoyed the food and experience. We will be recommending the afternoon tea to our friends Thanks again for looking after us so well Regards Hilma

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Visited On Monday, 15 April 2019

I attended the Bakery School for a one day course in bread making. The course was absolutely fantastic and I learned a lot. The course was really well thought out and flowed beautifully. Totally loving that they were able to trace their family roots of bread making right back to the 1800s with photos as well!. Lunch was provided - which I can only describe it as absolutely delicious!! Every single member of staff was friendly and fully clued up about their stock. Love love love this place and have booked to attend the Pizza and Focaccia Bread Making Course... 100% worth a visit!!

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Visited On Monday, 15 April 2019

I attaneded the Baking School and would throughly recommend the day spent learning some basic yet really useful, practical skills from the very pleasant instructors, Nick and Elfryn. The lunch provided was also superb. Highly Recommended!

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Visited On Monday, 15 April 2019

I had a fantastic day everyone was welcoming & friendly Lunch was very nice with a relaxed atmosphere I will be booking again soon Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

A lovely afternoon tea at Mayfield. I would recommend it

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

This is an amazing place for afternoon tea have been there a few times now. Excellent service excellent food. Thank you for making my dads birthday special.

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Visited On Thursday, 11 April 2019

Thoroughly pleasant experience. Food was thoughtfully presented and of a very high standard. We have had afternoon teas in "posh" hotels and this one meets and exceeds those 'Wesr End ' standards. Thank you.

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Thank you so much for your feedback. We're very happy you enjoyed the afternoon tea and we will hopefully see you back here soon. Regards

Responded On Saturday, 13 April 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

This was brought as a Mothers day treat for my parents and they loved the food and service. Thank you for giving them a lovely time

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Visited On Monday, 08 April 2019

What can I say this is the third visit, the courses give all the hints, tips and techniques you need for making the most sumptuous Bread, Pizza's and other bakery delights. Big thank you to Nick for establishing this fantastic bakery and bakery school. My latest adventure with Mayfield farm bakery school was Pizza making...Giovaney lead the teaching and supported by Steve. Thank you so much guys. Look forward to meeting up with the team again in the future.

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Visited On Monday, 08 April 2019

For hands that do dishes to feel soft as your face go to Giovanni's Pizza and Speciality Bread course where you will end up with baby soft hands after making the Foccacia! i had a wonderful day with Giovanni and Stephen learning the secrets of a great pizza, delicious Foccacia and Garlic Bread with a good group of like minded students. I cant recommend this enough! Therese

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Visited On Monday, 04 March 2019

I really enjoyed my Baking Skills workshop and would highly recommend the day to anyone wishing to improve or gain bread making skills. The speciality bread we made was delicious.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

The atmosphere was amazing and the staffected was so polite Highley recommend

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Visited On Friday, 05 April 2019

I could not of wished for a better venue for the celebration of the life of my mother. The food, presentation and service was excellent. A big thank you to Jane and her staff for all their help in bringing an lovely end to a difficult day.

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Visited On Monday, 01 April 2019

Had a brilliant day baking bread with Nick and Giovanni! They are so knowledgeable and great fun too! Have booked to do a pizza course on Monday with Giovanni and a specialty bread day with Nick! Check out my Tripadvisor review too!

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

We went for afternoon tea. It was a mother's day present, although not on the actual day, so it wasn't busy. There was a good assortment of sandwiches (included vegetarian options following an earlier request) and cakes, and the scones, jam and clotted cream were lovely. Lots of tea provided, and a wonderful glass of prosecco too. The service was very good, and everyone was very helpful. This was the first time we had been to the Mayfield Farm Bakery and, on this evidence, we will be going back.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

1st Class service - The Staff are so helpful & nothing is too much trouble Would highly recommend this bakery -- food is delicious

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Came here for Mother’s Day and we all had a truly lovely time and we will definitely be coming back great food great value and a really lovely atmosphere thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

My friend and I had a lovely afternoon tea on Saturday 23rd March, this was the first time we had been to Mayfield farm, and we both really enjoyed ourselves.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Thank you so much Jane, for making our day so special, the ladies really enjoyed the amount of breads you had on show, with some morsels to try.I like it as there was gluten free bread also, which I might add is delicious. They enjoyed your husbands talk on how it all started up, and is now a long family business, ( they loved his banter) the afternoon tea was fit for a queen, thank you Victoria... the staff very friendly, of course not forgetting yourself, who puts in a lot of hard work to give the customers a full five star ⭐️ treatment, it so deserves...we shall definitely be highly recommending you, and will make a return visit with some more of our members... thank you Val Caplen.

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Visited On Monday, 18 March 2019

Great days baking experience and wonderful produce to bring home! Class was small but perfectly formed! I will be going back for the Italian Pizza course next.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2019

Wonderful, all of it! Thank you for making my birthday so special. Will definitely recommend to everyone. Pep Brookbanks

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Everything looked perfect, my friends were all impressed and we had a lovely afternoon. Nothing was too much trouble. I think nearly everyone bought something in the shop too. Many Thanks, Sandra 👍🏻😁xx

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 March 2019

I had visited before & had a high opinion of you so when I decided to bring a group from my village WI they liked the idea & after our visit yesterday they were full of enthusiasm & it is now reported on on our WI website with photos of our visit

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