Red Lion Farm
Red Lion Farm is a family business that turns creamy Jersey milk into delicious ice cream.
The tea room has a very tempting desert cabinet filled with cakes, cheesecakes and favourites suck as lemon meringue pie and chocolate fudge cake.
They have chickens and ducks – various breeds, rabbits and guinea pigs and resident pygmy goats that live in Rascal Ranch. During the summer grazing months it is possible to see the Jersey cows munching on the grass to make the milk. They milk them once a day in the morning and they take the rest of the day off. You can also to see the other farm animals that live here too. This includes a small herd of Highland cows that usually start calving around June and with these lives Leslie their old favourite Hereford cow. They have a little flock of sheep which include Border Leicester’s, Derbyshire Gritstones, zswartble and a couple of all sorts, they lamb these in April, if you like to see the lambs with their mum’s.
There is a shop stocked with milk, cream, cheese and butter, free range eggs and potatoes. They also sell jams and local honey, handmade meat pies, sponges, fruit loaves, biscuits, chutneys and pickles as well as gifts and children’s toys.
Of course there is ice cream available in 120ml pots, take home 700 ml tubs and 2 ltr. A wide range of flavours are available ranging from the most popular flavour honeycomb to seasonal flavours such as pomegranate. Try before buying to take home from the scoop cabinet where you can pick from even more flavours and have a delicious treat on a cone.
The owl sanctuary on the farm is a bird of prey rescue centre. Their aim is to rescue and rehabilitate sick and injured birds and where possible return them back to the wild. The sanctuary offers various owl and hawk packages that will suit all ages. They also offer a meerket experience. For more information visit www.theowlexperience.net