The Mile Farm Shop & Smile Cafe is situated half a mile outside the historic market town of Pocklington – set in lovely countryside but close enough to walk or cycle from the town centre. Nestled at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, we’re on the scenic route to Millington and Bishop Wilton.
We’re a small family-owned business with a big mission! We provide high-quality and locally-sourced food that is great value for money, alongside a play cafe for youngsters that is fun, relaxed and extremely clean.
The Farm Shop
Our Farm Shop is stocked with value for money products that, where possible, are locally produced and sourced. We deliver a good old-fashioned personal and friendly service, including ‘carry to the car’, information and advice and flexible out of hours.
Items that have been carefully selected for our Farm Shop include fresh meat from Bill Burton Butchers of Pocklington, oils and mayonnaise from Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil, crisps from Pipers Crisps, chilli jams from The Chilli Jam Man, eggs from Field Farm, porridge oats from J Stringers and Sons, juices from Yorkshire Orchards and jams, marmalades, chutneys, fruit curds and pickles from Brackenhill Fine Foods.
We also offer fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, homebaked sausage rolls and pies, ales, liqueurs, beers and ciders from local breweries and producers, ice cream and a lovely selection of greeting cards and gifts, including items by local artists and photographers.
In our Feed Shed we offer a wide range of animal feed, bedding and products to suit every pocket and almost every animal, large or small, working or pet. And, we also sell gas, logs and British barbecue coal.
Smile Cafe is a 29-seater cafe, based within the Farm Shop, with brilliant indoor and areas for children aged five and under, along with an outdoor play paddock suitable for up to 12 years olds. Highchairs and Bumbos are available for younger ones and babies.
We serve hearty breakfasts, delicious light lunches and scrumptious homemade goodies, including fresh soups, spectacular cakes and freshly made sandwiches using ingredients from the Farm Shop. We offer a children’s menu, including pick and mix farmyard lunch boxes, sausage sandwiches and bite-size cakes.
Oh and we’re exceptionally proud to have been awarded with a food hygiene rating of 5/5!
There’s an indoor play frame with double slide, ball pool and soft mats and we also have an outside play area with climbing frame and slide, ride-on toys and picnic tables for outdoor eating.
Got something to celebrate? Smile Cafe is available to hire for private birthday parties, christenings, baby showers, craft clubs and meetings.
Our family business consists of Sheila and Ken Barnes, Joanne and Colin and the future management Jake and Loren. The Barnes family has been farming in the area for decades and at the end of the 1990s we had the idea of opening a shop to run alongside the farm as a means of diversification when the future of farming was becoming uncertain. Now, as well as our Farm Shop, Feed Shed and Play Cafe, we also offer camping facilities and a holiday let within our fantastic grounds.