It's no yolk! North Yorkshire to get the world's first egg restaurant

A farm shop in North Yorkshire is opening what it says will be the world's first egg restaurant.

Thursday, 12th March 2020, 3:36 pm
Updated Thursday, 12th March 2020, 3:36 pm

Minskip Farm Shop, in Boroughbridge, is opening the restaurant on a free range egg farm next month.

Owners Ben and Emma Mosey say the new farm kitchen, to be named Yolk Farm, will have a fun, quirky feel, as well as reconnecting customers with their food on the farm itself.

It will seat 60 people and the menu will focus on "mind-blowing and unique egg dishes with a healthy twist, attracting anybody who is interested in a genuine connection with food".

The hens are free range, "laying the most amazing eggs".

The couple say: "As you drive into our gates, you can see the hens living their best lives in their free range paddock, and laying the most amazing eggs.

“We wanted to create a place where customers can have amazing food experiences and learn about the journey of their food in a fun, interactive way.”

In 2018 and 2020, Minskip Farm Shop successfully rehomed their 6,000 hens to save them from slaughter. They believe that the happier and healthier the hen, the more delicious the egg, a belief that is upheld by their win of Retailer of the Year 2018 from the British Free Range Egg Producers’ Association, an award previously won by Marks and Spencer and Booths.

Since taking over Minskip Farm Shop three years ago, the team have won nine awards, including two National Rural Business Awards in the North of England, sponsored by Amazon.

Ben and Emma Mosey collect their Retailer of the Year 2018 prize from the British Free Range Egg Producers Association, an award previously won by Mar

“We hope to change the farming industry for the better - to show other young people that farming is an industry worth getting into, if you make the effort to do something a bit different and stand out from the flock,” Emma said.

Minskip Farm Shop began in 1979, originally as eggs being sold on the roadside and potatoes grown in the vegetable garden.

In the 1990s due to popular demand, a shop sprung open in what was once the farmhouse garage. In 2017, the shop was re-homed in a disused chicken barn.

The farm's collection of other animals includes three rare breed pigs, four goats and four alpacas.