FINE CAFÉ CUISINE – OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK FROM 8.30AM TO 5.00PM
Battlers Green Farm is a family owned business established by Tom and Joan Haworth in 1960 when they and their three children moved to Radlett from Lancashire. The farm village as it has become has been steadliy developed and expanded over the last twenty years under the direction and control of son Paul and his wife Gillian, the current proprietors.
Paul’s mother originally began trading by selling fresh cream and eggs by the farm gate. At that time all the buildings which can be seen at the farm village were used as a traditional mixed farm with dairy, pigs and poultry as well as potato production and arable crops. Over the years the focus on the farm became the dairy and poultry production up to Tom's retirement in 1987 and whilst eldest son John controlled the dairy enterprise, Paul and his wife Gillian took over the running of the poultry farming and retail elements of the business. After John's tragic death in a road traffic accident two years later the dairy enterprise was phased out in favour of beef and arable crops.
In 1993 the now notable Bull Pen Tea Room was started from very small beginnings and it has grown steadily into the very popular restaurant that it has become today.
The farm shop which had been started by Joan has expanded and flourished under the management of Gillian to offer a wealth of farmhouse style foods and special tasty treats.
Old barns and outbuildings on the farm have been gradually renovated and occupied by the twenty or more shops and businesses which have opened on the farm, helping to establish Battlers Green Farm Rural Shopping Village as one of the most popular local landmarks.