Just a quick two miles from the bustle of downtown Ogunquit village, and 15 minutes North of Portsmouth — you can leave all the stress of life behind, and…relax. Over the river and through the woods…to Clay Hill Farm!
Escape to Clay Hill Farm. The restaurant at Clay Hill Farm, surrounded by eleven private acres of rolling lawns, colorful gardens and our tree farm’s protected woodlands, provides a tranquil retreat for those who seek award-winning food and service while enjoying the natural beauty of Maine. Passion for seasonality and a locally-sourced menu with Gluten-FREE options available.
Welcome to the sanctuary. A beautiful fishpond loaded with frogs sits in the center of the sanctuary, surrounded by nature trails and over 100 birdhouses. Many of the birdhouses were built by local children, and several were memorial dedications. A brick path escorts you along the colorful front gardens and sprawling lawn, past the tranquility brook,flowering fruit trees and the generous front cocktail/dining deck … all the way to a picture-perfect gazebo. It’s Field and Stream meets Home and Garden meets Bon Appetite.
And, let’s not forget Seacoast Bride:)
Caring for the environment. In 1991, Clay Hill Farm became the first and only restaurant in the country to be nationally certified as a wildlife habitat and bird sanctuary. A long history of eco-friendly land care and respect for Maine’s natural resources, earned Clay Hill Farm recognition from the state in the Environmental Leadership program. Clay Hill Farm is one of the first businesses in Southern Maine to be a certified Environmental Leader. Clay Hill Farm continues to improve sustainability with ongoing initiatives designed to honor the environment.
Modern Cuisine. Our menu reflects a commitment to fresh, local and seasonal products. Clay Hill Farm has been the recipient of numerous local, regional and national awards for food and service, thanks to our fabulous chef and professional staff. Open year ’round, we proudly serve traditional Holiday family feasts on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Easter and Mother’s Day, along with special menus for dinner parties and private affairs.snowy_outside
Classic setting. Clay Hill Farm is a dining spot rich in history and tradition. A working Farm built in 1780, the 220 seat restaurant is part of the original farmhouse, just steps from the original farm’s big red barn. Clay Hill Farm has been family owned and operated since 1986. Our children’s programs, environmental initiatives and community involvement reflect our commitment to traditional values and modern concerns.
Every moment a special occasion. Occasions are indeed our specialty. We offer exclusive wedding ceremonies and Receptions for up to 220, and our warm, professional staff will make any occasion feel special from 2-200! We are proud to be voted #1 in the Seacoast’s BEST of the BEST for Wedding Receptions, Catering and Romantic Dining. Our award-winning food and staff are at your service year ’round.