It was in 2007 that Peter’s late mother Jenny & father, Mark Rooke opened Beadlam Grange Farmshop & Tearoom, now The Bistro. They welcomed their first customers on the 6th June 2007 and it continues to be a real pleasure to meet and greet customers old and new and we thank you for all your loyalty and continued custom.
It was their desire to secure a future for the family farm for the next generation and to maximise the value of Beadlam Grange’s homebred Limousin beef and become as self-sufficient as possible which was the original vision. Always aware of their great location in the heart of beautiful Ryedale they set about converting redundant Grade II listed farm buildings on the working farm into the Farmshop, Butchery and The Bistro at Beadlam Grange as it is today.
In October 2020, Peter and his wife Angela, took over the Farmshop business. Their mission is simple:-
“We make our customers, visitors and neighbours feel
welcome by providing an enjoyable and memorable
experience with a combination of quality local produce and consistently outstanding service.
Our people take pride in their work, thriving in a culture of learning, support & innovative development and sharing their genuine interest in food and our farm. They will do this by working together as a flexible and agile team who enjoys to have fun, while appreciating the value of our surroundings and protecting it for generations to come.”
Peter runs the farm along with Mark, producing all the beef for the farmshop and tending to the animals welfare.
Angela manages the Farmshop, Butchery & The Bistro along with the dedicated, team of local staff.
We are all extremely proud of our true farm to fork operation and our commitment to quality has gained us an enviable reputation which we all strive daily to maintain.
And “the future’s bright” in so far as Peter & Angela’s son William & daughter Cordelia are already keen to put their wellies on and get stuck in!