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.
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Gluten Free Available
- Free Parking
- Event Space
- Easy Access
- Dietary Needs Catered For
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
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.
All lovely! Food is beautifully fresh & the pairings of the bread with the fillings is perfect. We thought we would need a doggy bag but somehow managed to get through it all! Service is very good & no rush even we realised it was past 4pm. Will be back soon!
I was so pleased that the option of a savoury afternoon tea was available, as both my mum and I don't have an overly sweet tooth but enjoy going for afternoon tea. The booking system was really simple, and it was useful to have paid up front. I was pleased that they provided me with a pot of coffee when requested. The food was all very tasty, but it was a shame that everything seemed to be served straight from the fridge. It would've been nice to have the sausage rolls and cheese scones slightly warmed through. It was a veyr cold day on our visit so maybe it was just generally cold in there. The atmosphere was a little lacking in comparison to how it used to be when it was more of a cafe set up - and I sorely miss the welsh rarebit and mushroom toast lunch offerings.
Such an enjoyable day and picked up a lot of tips and bright ideas. Great atmosphere thank you all.
Choice of sandwiches were lovely, although some of the bread was a bit hard, paticuallary the salmon sandwich. I loved the choice of desserts and the scones were lovely, some were hard some were lovely and soft but still enjoyable. I had the lemongrass and ginger tea, we asked for more hot water when our pots were empty and they were happy to refill. Atmosphere was great, it’s a old style brick walled room with fresh flowers and the radio was on so it didn’t feel too quiet. Overall it was a lovely experience, service was good and I would definitily book to visit again.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. Nick was an excellent teacher, very passionate and knowledgable about baking, and it was great to do find out about his family baking history. It was great to meet Giovanni as well and to have him helping out throughout the day. The course was well-structured which was broken up with a lovely lunch in the tea room. I would highly recommend and would consider attending future courses.
A great experience and looking forward to booking another course soon.
Cannot cont on food and drink as not used but baking course great and nick and Giovanni made it a pleasure
Loved it all, Nick was very engaging and made it really fun. Learnt lots of great facts and now feel competent in giving my bread making another go. Lunch was great too.
I booked afternoon tea for my friend's baby shower for a Sunday afternoon. When I called to make the booking, the staff were so helpful and when I explained it was a surprise, they were very discreet about everything. We had a lovely big table and the food and service on the day was fantastic. We also had two young children with us and the staff were very accommodating with them too. I will definitely be returning and have already recommended the place to lots of friends. The value for money is also excellent!
i was given this bakery course as a Christmas gift and i thoroughly enjoyed it. the staff were friendly and informative and i took home a huge bag of bread that we had made or helped to make - what a great day - thank you all round.
We enjoyed our time at Mayfield farm bakery. 3 of us had afternoon tea and enjoyed it very much. The only thing we'd recommend is to have the room warmer. I had to wear my jacket for a while as it was quite nippy. Loved the food, the tea etc.
Always a treat to spend time with family in your lovely bakery having afternoon tea with excellent food and service.
The Afternoon Tea was a Christmas present to my 92 year old mother. We had a lovely time - the staff were extremely friendly & helpful.The scones & cakes were freshly baked & the sandwiches freshly prepared. An amazing selection & very colourful. I would definitely recommend the afternoon tea! Great value !
A fabulous class, real value for money. I learned so much from such a passionate teacher
Fantastic afternoon loved it
We had a great time the afternoon tea was lovely. Would highly recommend it.
Lovely festive afternoon tea with Prosecco - food was yum and was just the right amount! 😀
We had a wonderful time. The food and the atmosphere was lovely and the service was brilliant. We will definitely be back!
Absolutely lovely afternoon tea.
Friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere. Great food.
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
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
Bread baking made enjoyable and rewarding!
Great service by our waitress good food only quibble is it was a little cold, had to eat with our coats on.
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.
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.