Moat Farm, Kenton, Suffolk
Moat Farm, Kenton, Suffolk

About us

Moat Farm is a working family-run fruit farm set in unspoilt Suffolk countryside. We are just half an hour from the heritage coast and within one mile of the pretty timber-framed village of Debenham, which is well-served with local shops and amenities. 

We grow mainly English eating apples - Cox’s, Royal Gala, and Russet dessert apples along with a range of traditional varieties (including Lord Lambourne, James Grieve, Charles Ross, and Blenheim Orange). We press some varieties to make our own juice and are also proud to supply the East of England Co-operative and Aspall cider who both champion local producers.

Situated on a quiet country lane, we have a self-contained campsite (Caravan Club Certified Location) within the 26-acre orchards, with hard standings and electric hook-ups designed for caravans, camper vans and motor homes. 

Henry Dobell Owner

Henry bought Moat Farm, Kenton in 2005 after spending 15 years growing sisal and coffee in East Africa. The transition to apple farming in Suffolk has been a steep but enjoyable learning curve. Henry has enjoyed developing the orchard, introducing more English and Heritage varieties and has concentrated on producing great quality English apples with flavour being the most important criteria.

What we do

At Apples from Suffolk we seek out delicious English eating apple varieties, including several heritage fruits.  Our Moat Farm Orchard in Suffolk has been laid out to produce the best growing conditions for quality apples but it also serves as an idyllic campsite.

As well as producing tasty apples Moat Farm Orchard creates freshly pressed individual variety apple juice onsite, now stocked in local shops across the East of England. We also offer a juicing and bottle service to anyone who wants to press their own apples.  

The Rest of the Team

We have a wonderful group of seasonal workers who pick and pack for us. All ages and nationalities arrive to help us at the start of the harvest season - because we mature our apples on the trees for longer than most commercial orchards, to improve the flavour of the fruit, it is a fairly frantic picking season. Each year we welcome a group of retired pickers who make use of our picturesque campsite combining a holiday with a couple of weeks of outdoor exercise. 

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