Dan & Steve Sewell
Little Pell Farm
Bramling Cross, Pilgrim, Progress, Target, WGV
Little Pell Farm, circa 1400, is situated in a beautiful rural location in East Sussex, close to the Kent border. The farmstead lies nestled below the pretty village of Wadhurst with the land amounting to some 270 acres. Hop growing at the farm has long been a significant interest. Although the farm is only around 20 acres, the labour intensity and vital attention to detail to reliably produce a crop with the finest quality is at the forefront of the family’s focus.
We take great care and pride in our work and have been delighted to have won numerous regional and national awards for our hops.
We have for many decades, enjoyed a long standing agreement to supply some of our Progress and Bramling Cross hops to the well-respected local brewery, Harvey’s of Lewes, who are keen to promote the Sussex ale to all those who are lucky enough to enjoy it. Their Best Bitter is a firm favourite for my weekly tipple.
On the rest of the farm, you will find many friendly woolly sheep and their lambs gambolling in the spring sunshine along with the mowing and tedding of sweet smelling hay in the summer months. Autumn brings out the combine to harvest wheat and barley.
In the winter, the sound of chainsaws coppicing the native species managed woodland with on looking wild deer roaming freely and truck loads of logs keeping the local villagers cosy.