We are on the move …. yes folks it’s official from Friday 9th October we will be temporarily popping up at the fabulous Primrose Hill Farm, Arlescote. So how did you end up here Ant I hear you all say? Well it goes something like this……
March, and Big Bozzer drops the bomb, closes us down and we enter the toughest period of our recent history. Lockdown has presented so many problems and heart aches for us all but amongst the confusion, chaos and pain it has also bought us opportunity and creativity both of which we all relish and thrive on at The Kitchen.
Faced with no income, whatsoever, we rolled our sleeves up and cracked on in the kitchen effectively starting our business all over again basing it around our Shop with a range of Made by Ant deli goodies & awesome freshly baked breads, we were back in business!
July and restaurants re-open, it’s all about Alfresco dining in the Summer sun. We open The Courtyard, a simpler style of All Day Dining is born at The Kitchen showcasing super seasonal British produce, an instant hit, phew!
As beautiful and cozy as our little pub is the one thing we quickly realised is that it really isn’t that COVID compliant, now that’s a problem!
So the next challenge was how we might cope with the long Winter ahead? Well Long story short, our friends at Primrose hill farm not being able to offer the amazing events and weddings they are renowned for, found themselves being tossed around in the same boat, can you see where this is going?! And here we are, it’s now Autumn and we are popping up in Arlescote, just four miles from Farnborough. With plenty of inside and outside space, winner, winner, chicken dinner!
What are we most excited about? For me it’s being based on an actual farm and the inspiration this will bring. The setting, light and space and how this will influence the dishes for our laidback all-day dining. The buzz of having people around all day. Walkers popping in for a beer, cyclists on a cake stop, a weekend cheeky bacon butty with your mates, family lunches or dinner with a view, a COVID safe space, truly for everyone……roll on Friday 9th of October!
We so look forward to welcoming you to the POP UP Kitchen and are thrilled to be moving not only our restaurant but the deli shop, the takeaway & with more space, an even bigger range of Dotty Hen clothing and accessories.
See you soon.
With love from Ant x