At Rice Lane City Farm

From a visit during summer 2019:

Coming soon and now open is something new as well as old, in one of Liverpool’s very best secret places.

I first visited The Chapel Cafe at Rice Lane City Farm back in March this year, when it was all scaffolds, paint and possibilities. Now it’s open, or at least it’s had what the friendly group of friends running it are calling ‘a soft opening.’

Meaning there are drinks and a bite to eat to be had all days of the week for now, in a gorgeous converted chapel. And that more food and cooked food at that will follow, with a grander opening as soon as various works have been carried out and more stuff is connected up. Which will be soon.

But even as it is it’s well worth your time and a visit to see something so exquisite in the making, as Sarah and I did this rainy Saturday morning. Followed by a walk round the grounds and fields and graves and wildflowers you might not have known were at the long end of a road, just off Rice Lane, in Walton.

Tom, Elena and Fred

So well done Tom, Elena, Fred, Myriam and everyone who’s helped. And well done you for going to visit. You will won’t you?

The Chapel Cafe is open every day from 10:00am to 6:30pm, at Rice Lane City Farm, Rawcliffe Road, L9 1AW

And while visiting you can look round the beautiful grounds of the City Farm, including visiting the grave of Robert Tressell, author of ‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists.’

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Published by Ronnie Hughes

Writing about life, Liverpool and anything else that interests me. As well as working with others to make the world a fairer and kinder place: http://asenseofplace.com.

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5 Comments

  1. Lovely article – looks like a great place – I can picture exactly where it is, but would never have imagined a City Farm there !

    1. It’s a great space and I think the cafe opening in its chapel is the real jewel in there. And yes, it’s a real surprise to get to the end of a long road of houses and find all that greenery.

  2. Rice Lane City Farm was a big part of my early childhood. My granddad, who lived in Orrel Park, used to take me and my brother when we went for walks. I almost certainly haven’t been there since he passed away in 1989, so I’ll definitely be visiting when I next can. It’s great to see the Farm’s still going, and from strength to strength it seems!

  3. Thank you Ronnie for your lovely comments on the early days of the Chapel Café and the rest of Rice Lane City Farm. From all at the farm.

    1. Thank you Louise, that’s very kind of you. I hope my words are encouraging other people to come and see the farm, it’s a beautiful place you’re running there.

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