Throughout the year we hold a number of events focused around community, learning and, of course, good food! The Mayfield Dairy was set up to support the local community. The area is a multipurpose space with a homely feel, whatever the occasion we can create the perfect event for you. Some examples of events we can organise include demonstrations, talks, baking courses, lunches, afternoon tea, cycle or sports events, family occasions and celebrations or charity events.

Bakery School

The Bakers at Mayfield Farm Bakery + School all have a wealth of expertise and knowledge. Collectively they have achieved over 120 years of baking experience, more than 30 world bread awards and have experience from all over the world!

At Mayfield Farm Bakery + School we have a range of ‘Home Baker’ courses we also teach professional skills to chef and team building corporate days. So whether its learning a new skill, creating speciality bread or perhaps baking the perfect pizza we have something for you. Have a look at our events dairy below for the upcoming dates and book you place from the button below. If you’d like us to host a professional course or a corporate team building day then do complete the contact form below.

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Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea is very popular here at Mayfield Farm Bakery, our traditional afternoon tea consists of a selection of freshly made sandwiches, the bread is finely sliced and making perfect dainty afternoon sandwiches, we only use real butter and the fillings are also freshly prepared or cooked here. Two Dainty scones made by our bakers on the day of your Afternoon Tea – they are served with Thursday Cottage jam made in Tiptree in Essex. The Clotted Cream comes from The Devon Cream Company who produce the best quality clotted cream available. Four mini patisserie, all our patisserie is made by our patisserie chef’s – they will make for you, on the day a selection of delicate cakes and pastries taking into account your special dietary requirements. And of course Tea and a glass of Processco or elderflower bubbly.

We are now also offering a variety of speciality and themed afternoon teas throughout the year including a Chocolate Lovers tea, a Spooky Halloween tea and of course a Christmas afternoon tea.

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Social Lunches

Over the years we have got to know many of you personally; often we have thought we would love to introduce you to other like minded customers + friends who we think have plenty in common.
Social lunches will help us to do that. They will be held weekly with a set lunch for a fixed price. You can either join us together at a communal table to meet other or ask for a quieter table to catch up with a friend.
The menu will change weekly so you can sample many of the bakery treats.

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Talks + Demonstrations

Everyday is a school day as they say. At Mayfield Farm Bakery we hold a number of talks across the year on a wide range of topics. Weather its gardening that takes your fancy or perhaps craft, history, art, health or anything there will be something for you.
Our talks last approximately an hour and our followed by a Mayfield Farm Bakery lunch + dessert.
Have a look at our latest diary to see what is coming up soon and if there is anything you’d like to hear about do let us know.

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Meet The Baker

The Bakers at Mayfield Farm Bakery + School all have a wealth of expertise and knowledge. Collectively they have achieved over 120 years of baking experience, more than 30 world bread awards and have experience from all over the world! They have been involved in a number of radio and television programmes as experts and all teach baking at a professional level.

Head Baker, Nick Anderson, will explain his ideas on baking and explain some of his family history – his family have been bakers since 1680, so there are some delightful stories to tell! Giovanni will share his tails of a traditional Italy family of bakers and what it has been like baking across the world. Not forgetting the stories that Elfyn, Stephen and Angelique have!

They will give a demonstration and an insight into baking skills and show you how to make the traditional loaves that you see here in the bakery. All the bread at Mayfield Farm Bakery is made by hand, using organic flour and taking at least three and a half hours to make, ensuring a well proved loaf – full of flavour. Under Nick’s guidance the Bakers at Mayfield Farm have won 36 World Bread Awards making the bakery one of the best in the country. The talk and demonstration lasts approximately an hour followed by a Mayfield Farm Bakery Lunch.

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Charitable Events

We believe in good, wholesome food, traditionally made without the use of unnecessary preservatives and colourings. We are keen to use the very best ingredients and from the closest source, keeping food miles to a minimum and our impact on the environment as small as possible. At Mayfield Farm Bakery we believe everyone should do what they can to support others.

This can be a challenge, especially as most of our time is devoted to baking artisan bread and cakes. However, what if we could help by supplying discounted bread and cakes for others to sell, consume and raise funds for good causes? Whether you are holding a charity coffee morning or fund raising for your local school, if your event could benefit please let us know.

We are also able to help fundraising in other ways also for example you may want to arrange a visit to the bakery. We would be delighted to help you organise your fundraising event, whether it be an afternoon tea, hiring out the Mayfield Dairy, having a talk or demonstration.

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Private Events

Whether it be a special family occasion, private function or a charity fundraising event, the Mayfield Dairy provides a welcoming, friendly atmosphere. Whichever you choose, the dairy is available for hire and we can arrange afternoon tea or a set meal for you, just contact us to discuss and we can work together to create the perfect occasion for you.

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Mayfield Farm Bakery
Sheering Road, Old Harlow
Essex CM17 0JP


Opening times

08:00 – 16:00 Tues – Sat
10:00 – 16:00 Sun