About us

The Brill family have been farming for over 130 years. The existing site at Peterley, owned by Roger & Jane Brill, has been gradually built over 30 years into what is today a thriving Farm Shop, Pick Your Own, Cafe, Nursery, and Christmas tree farm. Find out more about their history below.

The timeline

OUR JOURNEY SO FAR

1880's

E Brill & Sons was started by Roger’s great grandfather, Edward Brill. They were mixed farmers who farmed pigs as well as growing fruit and vegetables at their farm in Maidenhead.

1977

Roger started studying Horticulture at Writtle College where his passion for horticulture and farming developed.

1982

Roger and Jane bought the Peterley site, a derelict poultry farm and started selling fruit and vegetables from the farm gate.

2014

Roger and Jane’s eldest daughter, Katy, joined the business and set up the Wild Strawberry Café on the farm. Originally destined as a ‘pop-up’ café in the yurt, it actually stayed for 7 years!

2017

Our first Feast on the Farm was held at the farm. A showcase of the outstanding food in the Chilterns.

2022 & BEYOND

2018

Roger and Jane’s youngest daughter, Pip, joined the business helping to oversee the farm shop as well as working alongside Katy to develop the business.

GROWTH

2019

The farm shop won ‘Best Farm Shop in the Chilterns’ in The Chiltern Society awards.

2021

The new barn kitchen café was built on the farm, partly funded by EU grant money.

The timeline

OUR JOURNEY SO FAR

1880's

E Brill & Sons was started by Roger’s great grandfather, Edward Brill. They were mixed farmers who farmed pigs as well as growing fruit and vegetables at their farm in Maidenhead.

1977

Roger started studying Horticulture at Writtle College where his passion for horticulture and farming developed.

1982

Roger and Jane bought the Peterley site, a derelict poultry farm and started selling fruit and vegetables from the farm gate.

2014

Roger and Jane’s eldest daughter, Katy, joined the business and set up the Wild Strawberry Café on the farm. Originally destined as a ‘pop-up’ café in the yurt, it actually stayed for 7 years!

2017

Our first Feast on the Farm was held at the farm. A showcase of the outstanding food in the Chilterns.

2022 & BEYOND

2018

Roger and Jane’s youngest daughter, Pip, joined the business helping to oversee the farm shop as well as working alongside Katy to develop the business.

GROWTH

2019

The farm shop won ‘Best Farm Shop in the Chilterns’ in The Chiltern Society awards.

2021

The new barn kitchen café was built on the farm, partly funded by EU grant money.

The timeline

OUR JOURNEY SO FAR

1880's

E Brill & Sons was started by Roger’s great grandfather, Edward Brill. They were mixed farmers who farmed pigs as well as growing fruit and vegetables at their farm in Maidenhead.

1977

Roger started studying Horticulture at Writtle College where his passion for horticulture and farming developed.

1982

Roger and Jane bought the Peterley site, a derelict poultry farm and started selling fruit and vegetables from the farm gate.

GROWTH

2014

Roger and Jane’s eldest daughter, Katy, joined the business and set up the Wild Strawberry Café on the farm. Originally destined as a ‘pop-up’ café in the yurt, it actually stayed for 7 years!

2017

Our first Feast on the Farm was held at the farm. A showcase of the outstanding food in the Chilterns.

2018

Roger and Jane’s youngest daughter, Pip, joined the business helping to oversee the farm shop as well as working alongside Katy to develop the business.

2019

The farm shop won ‘Best Farm Shop in the Chilterns’ in The Chiltern Society awards.

2021

The new barn kitchen café was built on the farm, partly funded by EU grant money.

2022 & BEYOND

We are a family-run farm set in the heart of the Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire.

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Peterley

We are a family-run farm set in the heart of the Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire.

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Peterley