Beech Ridge Farm

Wellington, Somerset

All Beech Ridge Farm free range chickens are grown slowly which means they are allowed to develop at their own natural growth rate. Typically they will take around 3 months to reach a natural mature state, which is twice as long as a conventional chicken you might buy in a supermarket. Slower growth rates and plenty of exercise gives these birds real depth of flavour and a wonderful tender texture.

On Beech Ridge Farm chickens are reared in small groups and fed on a simple grain diet, free from artificial additives and routine antibiotics. The birds enjoy complete free range access to the beautiful grass of the Devon/ Somerset borders and are free to roam from dawn to dusk.

Chris and Hollie started Beech Ridge Farm in November 2009 after moving from Chris’s family farm to expand their poultry enterprise.

The processing of all of the birds is done on site by Chris, which means the chickens do not have to experience a long journey to a factory, and that they lead a stress free life right to the very end. Consumers experience the highest quality of meat for their plate and the birds enjoy the highest welfare standards.

Chris and Hollie  now also have a small flock of sheep which graze on the farm’s rich grass pastures.
 “All the sheep we farm are completely free range and roam our luscious fields in Somerset. They are completely grass fed which we feel massively contributes to the stunning flavour in their meat.”