Delicious soups and stews

Whatever time of year it is, soups and stews make a brilliant lunch or light supper. Wholesome and filling, here are some of our favourites for you to try at home. Use the best ingredients you can afford to get the maximum amount of flavour in each bowl and serve simply with crusty bread or toast. Dig in!

A bowl of our potato and onion soup made from a recipe in our Cookbook
Soups and starters

Potato and onion soup 

This potato and onion soup recipe is full of fresh ingredients and tastes delicious.

Beef, ale and horseradish cobbler
Main course

Beef, ale and horseradish cobbler 

Our Development Chef Clive Goudercourt has created a recipe for beef, ale and horseradish cobbler inspired by the winners of our Farm Produce Awards 2014.

Bottles of beer in the Farm Shop at Polesden Lacey, Surrey
Main course

Mutton in beer 

A warming recipe perfect on a chilly day as supper, the mutton and beer make a rich stew-like consistency.

A bowl of lentil, chickpea and fresh coriander soup
Soups and starters

Lentil, chickpea and fresh coriander soup 

Follow our fabulous Cookbook recipe to make a gorgeously autumnal soup.

A bag of roasted chestnuts
Main course

Hogget meatballs and chestnut stew 

Try our tasty hogget meatballs and chestnut stew recipe - great for a winter weekend lunch.

Bowl of pumpkin soup, with bread roll accompaniment
Soups and starters

Partridge, spinach and pumpkin soup 

Have a go at creating our partridge, spinach and pumpkin soup. It'll warm you up after a long walk.

Dawn over the Long Mynd at the head of Carding Mill Valley, Shropshire
Main course

Long Mynd rabbit braised in Shropshire cider 

Enjoy this classic country dish to get a flavour of your region's cider and game.

Serving soup in the restaurant at Petworth House, West Sussex
Soups and starters

Mutton broth 

Like mutton itself, chunky home-made soups are becoming very fashionable. This is a warming broth, ideal for a chilly day and only needs serving with crusty bread to make a substantial meal.

Catering Manager, Grant Wilson with a bunch of wild garlic

Carding Mill Valley wild garlic soup

Get out and source fresh wild garlic for this tasty and healthy soup.