Perfect Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

As we slowly start to leave the dark winter days and move into the warmth of spring, there are many seasonal events to look forward to. From Valentine’s Day to Easter, or one of our favourites, Pancake Day on Shrove Tuesday.


Nothing beats making a mess in the kitchen with loved ones as you try and compete for the best-dressed pancake or who can do the biggest pancake flip. We are proud to stock a wide range of fresh produce from our own farm on the Leckford Estate, as well as working with local food suppliers to bring you ingredients that will make your pancakes stand out from the rest. Our next batch of Leckford flour was sown in the autumn and will produce a wheat crop later this year. You will be able to purchase the full range of Leckford flour from Longstock Park Farm Shop.

Here are some of our favourite pancake recipes:

 Buttermilk Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce > 

If you have a sweet tooth and love everything chocolatey, then this is the recipe for you. With a hint of chilli, this will definitely spice up pancake day.

Apple Pancakes with Blackberry Butter > 

Fruity and sweet, these pancakes will leave you wanting more. With the warm butter poured over and the added blackberries on top, this makes for a perfect breakfast dish.

Creamy Leek and Mushroom Pancakes > 

Not all pancakes have to be sweet, and this recognisable combination of ingredients, added to pancake, is a good take on a savoury dish that might even become a regular dinner time favourite! 

Dairy and Gluten-free Pancakes >

For those suffering from food allergies, it can be hard to find a recipe that you and your family can all enjoy. These fluffy, soft, and irresistible pancakes will allow everyone to indulge on Shrove Tuesday.

Easy Pancakes >  

If all those recipes seem a little advanced, no worries, not all of us are master chefs. Try this easy pancake recipe which will have you serving up platefuls in no time.

February Half Term Scavenger Clue Hunt

With half-term just around the corner, for many parents trying to think of activities to keep your little ones entertained can be hard. A trip down to the Leckford Estate could be the perfect family outing - one even the dog would enjoy!

With plenty of space indoors or outdoors, start off with a warming lunch freshly prepared from the Longstock Park Farm Shop Café. Then spend some quality time together solving clues around the nursery walled garden with our free scavenger hunt, which starts on the 14th and ends on the 28th of February. Nothing feels better than getting some fresh countryside air in your lungs, with free parking and around six acres of water garden to explore - our water garden opens to visitors on 5 April 2022 book your ticket here.

Visit us Today

Here at the Leckford Estate we welcome all visitors from around the world, whether you are looking for a relaxing stroll around our Water Garden or a place to unwind and have brunch with friends at our Farm Shop Café. We can’t wait for you to come down and visit us. If you have any question before your visit, please feel free to contact us.