Warren Farm is located in Alum Bay, Isle of Wight, near the world famous Needles. The farm is around 150 acres and is has been run by the Osman family for over 50 years.
John Osman took on the tenancy for Warren Farm in 1965 when it was in the ownership of the Ward Estate, who also owned Weston Manor in Totland. In 1979 the farm was bought by the National Trust and has remained in their ownership ever since.
For many years, Warren Farm was run as a dairy farm, with much of the milk being bottled and sold locally via a milk round. In 2001, the dairy herd was sold and replaced with a beef herd which remains until this day.
2000 was also the year that Liz Osman started a tearoom at Warren Farm, serving Cream Teas from the farm house kitchen. the business expanded rapidly and soon gained a reputation for one of the best cream teas in the UK!
The farm is now becoming more of a family affair, as John & Liz's son James is taking on more of the business. James is particularly keen to develop Warren Farm Beef as a product which has already gained a reputation as being some of the best beef available.
About Warren Farm
The farm is around 150 acres, with most of the land centred around Alum Bay. Some additional land for hay and silage is also rented at Weston Manor in Totland.
The mainstay of Warren Farm is the herd of beef cattle. They are a mixture of Aberdeen Angus and Hereford cows and they calve in April every year. The mothers keep their calves with them for around 9 months, before the calves are weaned to give the mothers a break before their next calf. The calves are then reared on a strict grass only diet (no grains allowed!) for around 2 years before they are sold as beef.
The Farm is in an iconic area renowned for its natural beauty - as such, we are proud of our environment. The farm entered a Countryside Stewardship Scheme in 2017 and now undertakes a range of measures to promote and protect wildlife habitats.