History

1955…

Robert Rodger Snr  began as farm manager at Knockraich in 1947. He then went on to buy the Farm for the family home and business in 1955. Breeding and milking a closed herd of British Friesian Cattle continues today with Robert Rodger Jnr. The driving factor for us and the inspiration in all that we do as custodians of the countryside comes from a desire to protect the environment around us and to keep the cows grazing in the fields.

2002…

Katy Rodger Making Interiors opened their showroom and workroom in the farm courtyard specialising in the bespoke manufacture of curtains, blinds and soft furnishings.

2006…

The Courtyard Café opened it’s doors in a converted calf shed within the farm courtyard alongside the interior design showroom. Serving light lunches, delicious home baking and fabulous coffee. 

2009…

Katy Rodger’s Artisan processing dairy opens for the production of yogurts, cheese, ice cream and milk using milk direct from the farms own herd of British Friesian Cattle.

2012…

Katy Rodger’s Artisan Dairy range wins first prestigious Scotland Food and Drink awards for the retail and catering categories and overall ‘Product of the Year’

2015…

The Tin Shed Wedding venue hosts its first wedding. The kitchen gardens are flourishing and providing plentiful supply of delicious naturally grown fruit and vegetables for the Café. The orchard now also providing a bountiful supply of apples which Ian is turning in to some fantastic Cider.

2021…

Well what can I say, 2020 was a funny old year with it’s fair share of ups and downs for all. We are staying positive though and looking forward to  the Spring and the return of customers to the café as well as weddings to The Tin Shed. The café kitchen extension is now complete so we will be all ready to go as soon as situations allow. All our love and support however goes out to the businesses and customers who have supported us through the years and have battled through this difficult time. We hope you all emerge safely and even stronger in 2021 and we look forward to working with you and seeing you all again soon.

Gallery News Contact Us

cafe: 01360 860132
office: 01360 860202
enquiries@knockraich.com

Directions

Knockraich Farm, Fintry, Stirlingshire, G63 0LN