What’s on in Worcestershire this May

May is a beautiful month to visit Worcestershire, with spring flowers and sunshine. Malvern Spring Show Three Counties Showground, Malvern 9-12 th May RHS gardening show with celebrity gardeners, show gardens ,markets, food and drink. Broadway Tower The restoration and refurbishment of the tower are now complete. Step back into Georgian and Victorian times with the media… Read more

Horse riding in the local area to Cropvale Farm

Want to bring your horse on holiday?

Our neighbouring farm is offering livery for any guests who wish to bring their trusty steed on holiday with them. The Orchards on Smokey Lane offer holiday livery for your horse while you relax and recharge at Cropvale Farm and Barns. Please book directly by calling 07875 387206.

Local farm shop & restaurant

Local farm shop & restaurant

A farm shop and restaurant serving breakfast and lunch has opened just a mile away – called Clive’s of Cropthorne you can find out more at

Brownies stacked on a plate

Chocolate Brownies

As food is one of my favourite topics , here is the brownie recipe I use to welcome the guests with, it is based on Nigella Lawsons recipe. 350g 70% dark chocolate 500g granulated sugar 365g salted butter 225g plain flour 6 large eggs Heat the butter and chocolate together until melted , allow to… Read more

Bread and chutneys

Chutney making season *Recipe*

This time of year is chutney making time, using stored apples and pears from our garden they are turned into thick, luscious chutney for the guests as part of their welcome goodies, when they arrive at Cropvale. This is the recipe I use for Apple and Pear Chutney 750g  Cooking apples  750g pears 4cm of… Read more

Malvern Spring RHS Show

Malvern Spring RHS show

Malvern Spring RHS show is on from 9th – 12th of May 2019, the show ground nestles beneath the imposing Malvern Hills. There are numerous show gardens , plant avenues to tempt you to buy unusual and classic plants, celebrity gardeners , chefs and floral marques , to see what the show offers , look… Read more