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Middle Farm, Lewes

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  • We stopped by here as we had read about the huge range of local produce. We enjoyed exploring the range of beer, cider, Perry and wine and purchased some English sparkling to toast our holiday as well...  more »
  • I went to the farm with my daughter and two grandchildren and it was one of the loveliest ways to spend an afternoon. Of course I went off to taste the ciders (try the elderflower) while the others ex...  more »
  • Today we had the displeasure of visiting the tea room and receiving almost but not quite comedy levels of poor service. I have never been served by a rider or more disinterested person any where I hav...  more »
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  • I would not recommend going to this farm if you care about the animals welfare. We visited today for the very first time, we will not be going back. It upset me very much when I saw the sheep, panting with thick woolly coats in the hot sun with no shelter or trees. It was brought to my attention that the trough had no water in it either, the lambs and mothers were desperate for a drink and were waiting and putting there heads in the trough wanting a drink, but there wasn’t any. I also saw one off the sheep limping, her ears were back and I could see she was in a lot of pain, her baby was following her. She hobbled to the gate panting, she didn’t have the strength to worry that we were the other side of it, she laid down, it was sorryful to watch, we were all very upset. I told the lady in the shop that the sheep had no water, she kindly said, she would sort it out. I also found another woman in dungarees, I told her about the lame sheep, she replied “I will take a look shortly” . We went back to stroke the poorly sheep, we were there for around another hour, during that time nobody filled the trough or looked at the lame sheep. As we left them, I saw the woman in dungarees, I said to her “did you find the poorly sheep, ya, it’s fine!” What a load of nonsense, she didn’t even bother to look at it. I don’t know what the set up is at this farm, but I have a sencing the sheep go to slaughter after the summer, in this case, the injured sheep will not only have go through the suffering and fright of being slaughtered, it will also be in agony. I am just glad I don’t eat these animals, my conscience would not allow me to sleep at night knowing the cruelty involved if this is what happens in farming. Seeing is believing and I saw enough today that brought me and my granddaughter to tears!!
  • Decided to visit the middle farm after some great reviews. Upon tasting the cider and not liking one of the tasters put the remaining few drops into the supplied bucket the man behind the till starts to swear “that’s what’s really f’ing pi$$es me off” then leaves the shop muttering swear words at us. Terrible experience. It’s all fairly overpriced anyway so you’re not missing much. Especially awful rude owners like that.
  • After reading the reviews and seeing it's very highly rated me and a friend thought it would be a good day out for our 2 + 3 yr olds. How very very disappointed we were, we went to get food for a start it was overpriced and disgusting! Then having to pay the same price as an adult for a newly turned 3 yr old, the staff were so disgustingly rude. We then went round hoping the farm would be better, but no... we were so disturbed to how the animals were kept... they were very dirty and in very small places for not much room to run around. I wouldn't even give this place 1 star. Overrated.
  • Excellent place for Children to be "real children". Had a wonderful naturally fun day with my little girl. It poured with rain but it did not matter! Enjoyed feeding the pigs, betting on the sheep racing and handling some very sweet little animals.. best of all the wonderful hay barn where she could climb, jump and crawl under the huge bales... no tat, no rides, no noisy games machines just perfect blissful country sounds and nature on a real working farm. All the staff were extremely friendly and patient with the little ones and the lovely lady in the farm admissions shop was so welcoming to us. Gorgeous food and amazing freshly pressed apple juice.. we will definitely be back! Thank you for a memorable day.
  • We called in to Middle Farm for a bite to eat, having passed it on the way to Pevensey castle. Thinking it was just a tea room and a farm shop, we were really surprised at just how much there is there. Our food and service in the tea room were both really good - nice coffee, delicious fresh pressed apple juice and lovely bacon sandwiches! Then to appease the 5 yr and 8yr olds, we decided to look at the animals, which it turned out, offered way more than we had expected: pigs, cows, groom a pony, donkeys, chickens, rabbits, mice, sheep, llamas ... am sure we missed a few! Unfortunately we missed the milking but a walk in the shed and seeing all the equipment close up was enough to get our 8yr old thinking and asking endless questions. Highlight though was the 'play barn' and a reminder that kids don't need extravagant, plastic and foam soft plays - a bunch of bales of straw made into tunnels had them happy for ages! Middle Farm felt like a proper working farm with activities for families - a change from many of the 'adventure farms' that have popped up everywhere these days and which charge a fortune. (The £5 entry fee to the farm felt like a bargain, especially if we could have spent more time there) We didn't have time to browse the shop but feeling we've missed out, we definitely intend to return when next passing through. Brilliant!
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