Butts Farm (& Farm Shop), Nr South Cerney GL7 5QE
Rare breeds, sheep, fowl, pigs and cattle in 30 acres of meadowland. Tractor safari. Picnics. Pets’ corner.
Farm opens Apr to Oct half-term Tu-Sa 10.30-5.
Farm shop open Tu-F 9-6, Sa 8.30-2.
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Jolly Nice Farm Shop & (Takeaway) Cafe,
Frampton Mansell GL6 8HZ
Rarely have I eaten a more scrumptious burger! Farm Shop & Butchery, Harriet’s Ice Cream Parlour, Bakery and plants for sale. Eat out or inside.
Open daily 8-7.
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Daylesford Organic Farmshop, moreton-in-marsh gl56 0yg
The doyen of farm shops that takes the Harrods experience onto a sward of English turf. On display are the fine foods direct from their 2,350 acres of organic fields and pastures. Kitchen and bakery. Cafe. Accommodation in Cottages and Bamford Haybarn Spa. Cookery School on 01608 731620.
Open daily M-Sa 9-6, Su 10-4.
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Upton Firehouse & Farm Shop, UPTON DOWNS FARM, Burford OX18 4LY
Their smoked meats, game and fish are well-known, as is their shop selling British, Italian and Spanish goodies. The Firehouse can BBQ enormous pieces of meat for family parties seated at long trestle tables. Licensed bar.
Open M-Sa 10-5.30, Su 11-3. Burford Market (50 stalls) on Sa 10-4.
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The Organic Farm Shop, Burford ROAD, Cirencester GL7 5HF
Their dictum: 'Eating organic is eating from the Earth, back to nature void of pesticides. All growing freely without insecticides,' is their passion and raison d’être. Café.
Open Tu-Sa 9-5, Sun 11-4.
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BIBURY TROUT FARM, BIBURY, CIRENCESTER GL7 5NL
A working farm in a beautiful setting. Feed the fish. Beginner’s fishery (hours vary). Fresh and prepared trout on sale. Gift shop. Light refreshments. Plants & Shrubs for sale.
Open summer M-Sa 8-5.30, Su 10-6, winter daily 8-5.
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Chedworth Farm Shop, Denfurlong Farm, Fields Road, Chedworth GL54 4NQ
If you seek fresh produce, none better; a butchery, cafe, dairy, fruit and veg, ice cream, fish and chips, and a camping site (closed in winter months). Open daily from 9.
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Cotswold Food Store & Cafe, Longborough, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0QZ
The husband and wife team of Bernard and Joanne champion local produce; local pies, cheeses, deli salads, homemade cakes and quiches, and the cafes produces a full English breakfast, as well as vegetarian dishes.
Open daily except Monday from 9, and Sundays from 10.
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Court Farm Shop, Stoke Road, Cheltenham GL52 7RS
Herewith, a full butchery and a delicatessen; all sourced from their chickens, sheep, pigs and cattle (Hereford and Belgian Blue). They also sell for other local producers in their Farm Shop. A great community spirit over rides their show.
Open daily from 8.30, Sundays from 10.
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Dryhill Vineyard, Ullenwood, Cheltenham GL53 9QR
The grape has returned to the slopes of Dryhill after a mere 2,000 years with abundance, aplomb and unexpected prematurity. The vines were laid down three years ago and growth was anticipated in five years. The long hot, sultry summer of 2018 has brought forth fruit of sweet alacrity. The Vintners, Nigel and Lesley-Anne Rowley, can now expect some 1,000 bottles from their first growth. A Bubbly wine to savour and to thank the Roman for their good measured sense in appreciating the slopes of Dryhill. Harking back, there is also some literary connection with this farm.
The Gloucester poet, Ivor Gurney lived here in 1919 following his experience in the trenches. He would have walked and talked and thought up many a poem in these hills - see below. The Roman Villa is but a mere 250 metres from Dryhill Farm. The Vineyard is open to those who hire Dryhill Farm for the weekend, a week or as your Wedding Venue.
“The loveliest place almost that ever was,
the widest sweep of beauty before one”
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Frocester Fayre Farm Shop, Peter’s Street, Frocester, Stonehouse GL10 3TJ
The Hawkins have been farming this land since 1895 where today their pork and beef is reared. The lamb comes from nearby farmland. The cattle are Welsh Black and Aberdeen Angus. The cows and calves are fed on a diet of grass, silage and barley. The flocks of hens and ducks are free-range. Within the shop they butcher their own meat and meats brought in have low food miles. Pig roasts are a speciality.
Open daily from 9-5, Saturday 9-12.30.
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Gloucester services (M5) Farm Shop & Cafe, upton st leonards, cheltenham, glos gl4 0ww
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Why can’t all motorway services be like this one? Its a disgrace that the great British public have had to put up with the filthy, unkempt and ill thought out services on our roads. Here at Gloucester the Westmorland Family have created an oasis of brilliant farm produce sourced from small local producers. There is a butchery, a deli and a cafe/restaurant. Indeed, you could be forgiven for thinking you have arrived in a Hobbit’s village. So, where is Bilbo Baggins? Main Building opens at 6am to close at 10pm The Filling Station + Deli is open 24 hours.
Hayles Fruit Farm, Winchcombe, Cheltenham GL54 5PB
A wide range of locally produced fruit, cider, apple juice and home-cured hams. The Farm Shop sells a variety of seasonal produce
throughout the year. The Orchard Tea Room is open daily 9-5 (closed Mondays November to March). Two nature trails. Camping for caravans,
motorhomes and tents with 12 hardstandings with electric hookups. Also available are 5 Bell Tents that have been pre-erected. Open daily 9-5 (closed Mondays January to March).
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Jesse Smith Farm Shop, Cafe & Deli, 13A, 19 Love Lane, Cirencester GL7 1YG
Cotswold (&Cirencester) carnivores have known six generations of Smiths provide them with high-quality mouth-watering butchered meat - since time began. The Smiths have associations with Cotswold farmers who are fanatical about their livestock. The success of this business has been in the detail; the husbandry, the craftsmanship and workmanship.
Open from 8-6 Monday to Friday, Saturday 8-5, Sunday 10-4. The Kitchen opens until 3 pm, Sunday lunch from midday.
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Over Farm, Over, Gloucester GL2 8DB
One of the first farm shops in Gloucestershire. Over is an award-winning family-run business selling farm grown produce, local meats and a wide range of local and artisan foods. Bakery, Butchery, Deli and Tea Room.
Open Monday to Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9.30-5.
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Portway Farm Shop, Upton St Leonards, Gloucester GL4 8DP
Established in 1989 Portway has built a fine reputation for their award-winning sausages. Six types are made on a weekly basis, including a range of gluten free. Other meats that come directly of their farm is beef, lamb, pork, free-range chicken and free-range duck.
Open Tuesday to Friday 9-5.30, Saturday 8-3pm.
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Pound Farm Shop & Plant Centre, Stroud Road, Whaddon,
Gloucester GL4 0UG
Established ion 1902 by the current owner’s family, Pound offers a wide range of local and home produced products: eggs, preserves, iced cream, potatoes, as well as home reared metas - beef, pork, turkey and lamb. Local venison from nearby Berkeley Estate, and Game in season (Autumn to Spring). Open daily.
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Primrose Vale Farm Shop & PYO Fruit, Shurdington Road, Bentham, Cheltenham GL51 4UA
The shop is open daily, seven days a week for organic meats, Game in season from local estates, local cheeses, breads and cakes from small bakeries, and delicatessens from Cotswold farms. Open Monday to Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-5.
The PYO business starts with strawberries in late May through to September, then gooseberries and broad beans in June….and much more. See below for details.
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Smarts Traditional Gloucester Cheeses, Old Ley Court, Chapel Lane, Churcham, Gloucestershire GL2 8AR
Family farm where Double and Single-Gloucester cheesemaking can be watched on Tuesday and Thursdays but booking is essential. All cheeses are vegetarian and are made from unpasteurised cow’s milk. Gloucester Old Spots are reared here for home cured bacon and sausages. Call for details.
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Taynton Farm Shop, Hownhall Farm, Gloucester GL19 3AW
If its cakes and quiches you are after, none better; sponges, slices and tray bakes. The business specialises kin retail and wholesale.
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Three Choirs Vineyard, Baldwins Farm, Newent GL18 1LS
England’s second largest and multi award-winning vineyard. These rolling hills and deep combes (valleys) of Gloucestershire have since Roman times provided a unique micro-climate for growing and nurturing the grape. Shop. Guest rooms.
Open for wine tours and tasting experience at 11.30 Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Vineyard walks. Group tasting, too. Excellent restaurant where you can immerse yourself in nosh and fine wines. Best bring a chauffeur or organise a taxi.
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Tortworth Estate Shop, Box Walk, Tortworth, Wotton-Under-Edge GL12 8HF
An award-winning farm shop selling a selection of home cooked food. They also run the Farmer’s Table Cafe. Open from 9 Monday to Friday, Saturday from 8, Sunday from 10. Keeper’s Cottage for rent. Wedding Venue.
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Vegetable Matters Farm Shop & Cafe, May Lane, Ebrington, Chipping Campden GL55 6NJ
As the name suggests, vegetables (boxes) are the speciality. As well as fresh flowers and seasonal fruit. Cafe for light lunches and coffees who welcome walkers, cyclists and passers-by (horses riders, too). Open from 8.30 Tuesday to Saturday, Sunday from 10.
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Weston’s Cider, The Bounds, Much Marcle, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 2NQ
An independent and award-winning cider and perry maker since 1880. Indeed, this family are wedded to their land where they have raised prize-winning Herefordshire cattle and sheep herds as well as caring for their orchards and countryside.
Scrumpy House Restaurant open Monday to Wednesday & Friday 9-4, Weekends and Bank Holidays 9-4. Shop & Visitor Centre open M-F 9-5, Weekends and Bank Holidays 10-5. Tours daily at 11, 12.30 & 2 & 3.30pm
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Wotton Farm Shop, Bradley Road, Wotton-Under-Edge GL12 7DT
The Grimes family have farmed here for generations and the farm shop developed with the markets demands, for fresh home-grown produce. There is a new cafe open daily from 9-4. Award-winning hanging baskets available from the Nursery.
Open Monday to Saturday 9-5, Sundays and Bank Holidays 10-4.
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