We are Bernie and Martin and are a husband and wife team. Bernie was a mental health nurse for over 30 years and Martin a management consultant all his career. We live locally and often talked about taking early retirement and running a coffee house, now we are doing it, albeit a little earlier than expected.
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Welcome to The Allotment, we are Bernie and Martin, a husband and wife team. We have a passion for growing and eating our own produce and believe that organic, pesticide free and home-grown is not only healthier, but tastes far better. We like to use our salads and vegetables here in the coffee shop. We have an Allotment (veg plot) at New Springs Horticultural Society and also aim to use other members’ surplus produce.
When our fruit and vegetables run low, we aim to source from local organic suppliers, notably Greenslate Community Farm, Billinge, who share our values.
Our organic award winning Lancashire cheese is from Leagram Organic Dairy, Chipping and our milk is always organic.
Jams and Chutneys are made in small batches by Reedy’s, who recently won the English Food Produce of the Year Award. Reedy’s source the majority of their ingredients from Lancashire and don’t use artificial ingredients or additives.
Our bread is from All You Knead, an artisan bakery at Haigh Hall Courtyard.
Eggs are sometimes kindly provided by our pet chickens, which are spoilt with organic feed and vegetable peelings.
Coffee is provided by Roberts & Co, which is roasted at Cedar Farm, near Parbold.
Ice Cream is high quality and contains no hidden nasties. We also use this in our milkshakes.
We hope that you enjoy sitting and relaxing at The Allotment and that you are inspired to grow and eat more vegetables.
To celebrate Christmas, we will be opening up to 9pm, the first 4 Fridays in December, to provide opportunity for you to meet with your friends and family after work. The evening menu includes: A hot option, to vary each week A cheese board with award winning organic cheeses from Leagram Dairy and award winning …
To celebrate the start of the 104th Tour de France this weekend, we have a bacon, brie and chili jam baguette and of course wine and beer. We also have the usual platters, sandwiches, soup, panini and lots of homemade cakes.
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We are located opposite Haigh Hall Plantation Gates, which provides woodland walks up to and around the Hall. We are also next to the Royal Albert Infirmary and is ideally located to provide visitors a rest bite.
Please call, if you wish to reserve a table or order food. We would be keen to have your feedback, as to how we can make our customers’ experience better.