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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 Thursday, 13 December 2018

We had a wonderful time. The food and the atmosphere was lovely and the service was brilliant. We will definitely be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

Absolutely lovely afternoon tea.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 November 2018

Friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere. Great food.

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Visited On Thursday, 25 October 2018

A most enjoyable and informative visit We very much look forward to returning with further groups very soon A big thank you to Nick , Jane , Charley and all your team Chris Goode Good Connections Group Travel

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Visited On Wednesday, 07 November 2018

Myself and all 35 friends thoroughly enjoyed the day talk food service friendly was and professionalism were Fantastick thank you fir a wonderful day we will be back

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Visited On Monday, 05 November 2018

Bread baking made enjoyable and rewarding!

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Visited On Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Great service by our waitress good food only quibble is it was a little cold, had to eat with our coats on.

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Dear Heidi, We are absolutely delighted you enjoyed you enjoyed the food and service when you visited us. Apologies for the Old Dairy being a little chilly, we have now put some new heaters in.

Responded On Friday, 02 November 2018
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Visited On Friday, 26 October 2018

First cream tea we have had at Mayfield's and it certainly didn't disappoint. Plenty of tea flowed and the food was excellent. We look forward to joining you again at your new venture of lunch with a speaker on the 14th November.

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 October 2018

The restaurant was excellent as it was love Sylviaxx

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Visited On Monday, 22 October 2018

Great day at Mayfield Farm Bakery School! Really welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff. Learnt loads that could be used at home easily. A brilliant way to get started with home baking. Problem is I keep dreaming of bread!

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Visited On Monday, 22 October 2018

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Visited On Thursday, 18 October 2018

First time visiting the bakery and have to say it didn't disappoint. It was my partner's birthday and we had afternoon tea which was truly wonderful. Not too busy and great service from staff the whole time.

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Visited On Monday, 08 October 2018

I spent a great day learning the basics of making bread. In the 6 hours we made tons of loaves to take home, all of which were really tasty! Our tutor Nick and his assistant Giovanni were great fun, fantastic hosts and knowledgeable, which all adds to making the course a great experience. We also share a delicious lunch while our breads were in the oven! I left feeling confident that I will bake my own bread in the future safe in the knowledge that I knew the secrets! As I say, it was great day and I learnt loads. Mayfield Farm is definitely a great place to visit for so many reasons.

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Visited On Monday, 08 October 2018

We had a lovely day attending the Bakery School, Nick is very interesting and friendly. We laughed all day! Learnt so much, thank you!

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Visited On Monday, 08 October 2018

My husband, friend and I had an informative and enjoyable day which has enthused us to start baking bread. We’ll be back for the next course. Thank you for a lovely lunch and an extra hour and a half of your time Nick.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Lovely afternoon tea, very delicious, very helpful and friendly staff. Will definitely come again.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Lovely food n service. Loved the new look just a shame we had time slot. But overall fantastic

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Visited On Thursday, 04 October 2018

I brought my best friend for afternoon tea for her 40th birthday surprise. She was thrilled and we had a lovely time. The food and tea was delicious as always at the Mayfield. We were even given some extra cakes, with 40 written in icing on them, with candles for her to blow out. This was such a lovely gesture that made the experience even more special. Customer service is always fantastic and I will definitely be returning as soon as I have an excuse and will recommend highly to all my friends.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Afternoon tea was lovely. Only criticism I have was being asked if we wanted tea or coffee before we had even sat down. It arrived immediately as did our sandwiches and cakes and glass of Prosecco. Would have liked to soak up atmosphere and slowly enjoy our first experience. Also coffee which arrived beautifully presented was so so weak. I should have sent it back but I didn’t . I would definitely go back and be more vocal about my coffee if need be.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

Lovely afternoon tea with selection of sandwiches made from specialty breads. Would definitely come again.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

Fantastic food. Love the shops here too.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Sad to read that your loyal breakfast/lunch customers are not going to be catered for from 1.10.2018. It has always been a lovely place to have a lunch. Ah well, I’ll find somewhere else to meet friends for lunch.

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Dear Mrs Lynn, Thank you for your review, we are very glad to hear that you enjoy coming to us for lunch. You will still be able to visit us for breakfast - we will be serving breakfast items in the bakery and farm shop such as sausage or bacon rolls and croissants. There will also be weekly social lunches for anyone to attend which will have a set menu, so you will be able to meet your friends for a lovely lunch, or maybe even one of our new afternoon teas. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Corrie

Responded On Sunday, 23 September 2018
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Visited On Wednesday, 19 September 2018

First time been for breakfast perfect sad to hear not going to be doing brekkie much longer will be back for lunch or tea.

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Dear Mrs Birchall, Thank you very much for your lovely review, we are so happy you enjoyed your breakfast. You will still be able to get breakfast from us from the farm shop and bakery such as bacon or sausage rolls and filled croissants. We look forward to seeing you at one of our social lunches and to try some of our new special afternoon teas! Kind regards Corrie

Responded On Sunday, 23 September 2018
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Visited On Tuesday, 18 September 2018

We had a lovely afternoon tea with my mum, mother in law and cousin, the service was brilliant and attentive. Would book again! Xx

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Visited On Friday, 31 August 2018

Fantastic afternoon tea! Sumptuous food in a lovely setting and wonderful staff. Would highly recommend

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