About Church Farm Cafe

Church Farm Cafe is the perfect destination for cyclists or walkers to enjoy a well-earned break in a stunning location.

We’re close to Tring station and the Ashridge estate making it the ideal place to meet, or the perfect place to head to for refreshments.

Located in a beautifully-refurbished barn in Aldbury that was once home to Walter Swinburn’s horse racing stables, we can guarantee you a warm welcome whatever the weather. There’s lots of cosy indoor seating and a delightful outdoor space overlooking the rolling hills.

Open seven days a week from 8.30am until 4pm, our classic cafe menu serves coffee made with Doe & Fawn’s freshly-roasted beans, a range of hot and cold drinks, delicious homemade cakes and freshly-prepared breakfast. We’ve also partnered with the renowned Suave Foods, who offer high quality, locally sourced breakfasts, brunch and lunch Tuesday to Sundays. On Mondays we serve lighter bites.

Cycling is a passion for Church Farm Cafe’s three owners, Simon, Stuart and Tink but you don’t have to arrive on two wheels to feel at home. The cafe is surrounded by some of England’s most beautiful countryside making it the perfect place for people who love to enjoy the great outdoors.

About Us


I was born on 2 wheels. 

Bikes have always been my thing. As a kid it was my mode of transport and favourite toy, continually buying the next +1, tinkering and upgrading them. 

I’ve ridden all disciplines and while my pace may have slowed with age and self-preservation increased when hurtling down a gnarly descent, my love for 2 wheels, along with a post ride cake has not withered.



Tink is a keen cyclist, bike builder, ride Captain and coffee drinker. A passion for gravel, mountain bike and road cycling, Church Farm is at the heart of the local trails and routes Tink has been riding since childhood - expect Church Farm Café rides to take in some hidden gems.


Simon is a professional sports photographer specialising in cycling and football, whose work has appeared in many of the country’s leading magazines and newspapers including The Times, The Guardian, When Saturday Comes and Rouleur.

He has covered all three of cycling’s grand tours – the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España – as well as most of the major one-day Classics. Many of the photographs that grace the walls of Church Farm Cafe were taken by Simon on assignment at the world’s biggest races. He also took the portrait of former Watford, Aston Villa and England manager Graham Taylor for the jacket of Graham’s autobiography, which was published in 2017.

 In 2022, he co-created an award-winning podcast series for The Cycling Podcast which combined his two childhood sporting passions, cycling and football. The Tour d’Écosse documented his bike ride to each of the 42 Scottish Football League grounds and won its category at the Sports Podcast Awards.