Renhurst Farm


Annabelle Padfield

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07553 798108

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Renhurst Farm
Mark Cross
Nr Crowborough

TN11 9NJ


Four generations of Padfield's have been farming in Renhurst Farm, Mark Cross. We, Annabelle and Richard, are not only following in the family's footsteps but are already progressing well with the next generation !

We concentrate on producing native breeds of cattle and sheep. Sussex and Aberdeen Angus beef stock are bought in from local farmers once they are weaned, they are then fattened up and finished off on grass and/or cereals (all grown on our farm). The sheep are Suffolk and local Romney breeds.

Pigs are bought in as weaners from free range rare breed sows and finished off in large straw yards. As a new venture we have their own boar "Billy' and four sows so there will be piglets in the spring. To ensure their stock are not fed GM foods we also mill our own cereals for the cattle and pigs.

Not only do we ensure the quality of their stock by feeding them wholesome (non GM) food and allow our animals to range freely on their meadows, we take special care of the meat once the stock is slaughtered. Hanging the meat properly maximises flavour and tenderness. Lamb and pork are hung for at least 7 days and beef over 21 days !.


All our meats are prepared and cut and, given notice, we can prepare cuts to your specific choice. Sausages are another speciality. Not only do they make well known varieties such as Olde English and Cumberland but the Padfields' have developed their own specialities such as Kentish Hop, Leek, Apple and Sage.

Annabelle's cooking expertise is also used to the full by making all sorts of mouth watering pies. From traditional steak and kidney, cottage and Shepherds pies to Beef steak in red wine or ale, lamb and apricot and lamb mince and mint pies. With her new range of pork pies proving very popular, it looks as though Billy will be kept very busy in the future.

To place an order for special items please send an email or telephone us and you can pick it up at the next market.