Clock House Farm Limited is a family run business, farming approximately 330 hectares to the south of Coxheath in Kent. We also farm a further 30 hectares at a satellite site near Tonbridge and we extend our blackberry growing season at the Kenardington glasshouse site near Ashford.
We grow top quality strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, apples, pears and plums for supply to the major supermarket chains. Our soft and stone fruit is marketed through Berry Gardens and our top fruit is marketed through Fruition.
Clock House Farm was originally set up by Clive Murdoch, Oli Pascall’s great grandfather, in 1903. Clive farmed in Coxheath and Linton until his death in 1944 when his son, Robert Murdoch returned from the Second World War and developed an active farming concern in post war Britain with Hubert Allfrey.
Murdoch & Allfrey grew top fruit, hops and cherries for many years before expanding into soft fruit in 1985. The business ceased growing hops in 1984 and cherries in 1993. In 1987 Robert Murdoch retired and Robert and Camilla Pascall took responsibility for the management and strategic planning of the business. Robert rapidly expanded the soft fruit production area, taking it from one hectare to one hundred hectares and the top fruit area from twenty to ninety hectares. In addition, Robert also introduced fifteen hectares of stone fruit to compliment the mix of crops.
Through long term vision, sustained investment and a high standard of horticultural excellence, Clock House Farm under Robert Pascall’s leadership has become financially robust and a leader in its sector today.