In 1948 Guy Hole decided to emigrate from his native New Zealand and set sail for England. He worked as a farm hand on several farms in the south of England, there he met and married Mary. They had a dream to start their own farm from scratch and in 1962 they were given the tenancy of a small farm. The Isle of Purbeck then became their home. Since then the farm has grown considerably, running mixed; dairy, beef, sheep, pig and arable enterprise. In recent years the demand for locally produced meat has soared, culminating in the building of our own butchery.
Clavell’s Restaurant founded in 2008, is nestled in the charming picture box village of Kimmeridge on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset one mile inland from the World Jurassic Heritage Coast. We are part of a family that have farmed in the Purbeck’s since 1958 and we are passionate about offering delicious locally sourced food, with delightful service at an attractive price.
Our Ethos “From field to fork” is reflected in the menu, all lamb, pork and beef dishes are lovingly made from meat that has been butchered on our “Kimmeridge” family farm. Fish and shell fish is caught from the nearby Dorset coast, all other produce used is fresh and sourced locally wherever possible.
Our seasonal menu can be enjoyed in our restaurant or ‘alfresco’ on fine afternoons and during the summer time. The day time menu is imaginative, relaxed and informal offering an array of delicious homemade breakfasts, lunches and traditional afternoon teas as well as excellent wines and local beers.
Clavell’s is one of the “Delights of rural Dorset-local seafood, meats and produce” Trip Advisor. In 2013 Clavell’s were thrilled to be awarded the winner of the Best Café or Tea Room in the Taste of Dorset Awards. In 2017 Clavell’s were equally delighted to have achieved a Gold award in the Taste of the West award.
Clavells Restaurant is established!
Our Ethos “from field to fork”
“Outstanding Value in a wonderful setting” ~ 2nd April 2015