Best farm shops in the Cotswolds

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Best farm shops in the Cotswolds

With the lush green pastures and gently rolling hills, there are few more fertile lands in the UK than those of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

So what better place to stock up on local produce when staying in Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water or Moreton-in-Marsh? Why settle for supermarket second-best when you could be scoffing eggs laid just that morning, fruit fresh from the orchard or potatoes grown in a field around the corner? And around Christmas, these foodie delights turn festive with lots of Christmas markets offering oodles of Yuletide shopping opportunities to make the Christmas dinner table pop!

Highlights of the Cotswolds foodie scene are all based on the freshest local produce. Some of the most popular items to buy in the Cotswolds farm shops include local honey or ice cream, freshly baked bread and cakes, dairy products, juicy meats and farm-fresh vegetables. 

There’s much more to these farm shops than food, though. Options in the following list include one-site cookery schools, garden centres, restaurants and much more. You might even spot the celebrity owner of one establishment, or can take a drive through another.

This guide will introduce you to our pick of the Cotswolds’ finest local farm shops to visit during your stay in this glorious part of Britain. From the ever popular Daylesford Organic to lesser known, award-winning spots with a tea room on site, here’s where to go when those hunger pangs strike. 

Mouth watering already? Find your perfect Cotswolds holiday cottage and start exploring the local farm shops.

 

Daylesford Organic, Moreton-in-Marsh

The pretty wooden exterior of Daylesford Organic, one of the best farm shops in the Cotswolds

Daylesford, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0YG

Let’s begin with an obvious one, shall we? Daylesford is one of the best loved organic farm shops in the UK, and is wholly committed to sustainability and working in harmony with the natural world. If you’ve not been before, don’t miss Daylesford!

In fact Daylesford is an entire lifestyle concept, offering gifts, hampers and beautiful wares for your home and garden, as well as groceries - perfect for some Christmas shopping. There are plenty of those to pick from, though, including ready-to-cook meals, deli goods, Oxfordshire honey, freshly baked breads, fine wines, and even ultra nutritious juice shots or high dose dietary supplements. 

Daylesford is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit in the Cotswolds.

 

The Cotswold Guy, Cheltenham

A selection of sausage rolls pastries on the counter at The Cotswold Guy

Church Lane, Guiting Power, Cheltenham GL54 5TX

Are you up for a real foodie treat? Then pay The Cotswold Guy a visit. You can expect only top-notch goods here, including Woodchester Valley wines from the South Cotswolds and all manner of baked, butchered, dairy and deli treats.

If you fancy getting your mitts on handmade cultured British butter, sourdough garlic bread, a locally sourced full English breakfast pack, ready-made beef wellington or single origin salted caramel truffles, then do make sure you pop into the Cotswold Guy shop near Cheltenham. Our mouths are watering already!

 

 

The Farm Stratford, Stratford-upon-Avon

Looking out over the pretty farm shop and countryside surrounding The Farm in the Cotswolds

King's Lane, Snitterfield, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 0QA

Is it a butchery, is it a chocolatier or is it a deli? The Farm Stratford is in fact all three – plus it also has a wine bar. Count us in! This is undoubtedly one of the Cotswolds’ finest farm shops.

The Farm has branched out into so much more besides. If you could do with honing your knife skills, learning to bake bread or fancy creating your very own chocolate gifts, then why not sign up for some lessons?

The Farm is home to Nourish restaurant, which offers a wide range of pizzas, as well as all sorts of wholesome breakfasts, sandwiches and lunches. You can also arrange corporate lunches, book events or source catering here – or pick up a Deli Graze box for later. 

 

Frocester Fayre Farm Shop, Stonehouse

Three breakfast burgers held up on a slate platter at Frocester Fayre Farm Shop

Peter's Street, Frocester, Stonehouse GL10 3TJ

If you love nothing better than tucking into a succulent steak, devouring generously-cut slices of bacon or feasting on farmhouse sausages, then you’ll adore Frocester Fayre. This farm-shop-come-butchery is run by a local family who’ve been farming the local lands since the late 19th century. The farm shop itself dates back to 2000. 

If you hanker after a homemade burger but simply can’t be bothered (well, you are on holiday), then why not make a visit to Frocester a priority? You can also pick up ready meals here that are like nothing you’d find in the supermarket, plus pies, sausage rolls, sweet traybakes and more. 

 

Wyatts Garden Centre & Farm Shop, Chipping Norton

A selection of plants for sale at Wyatts Garden Centre and Farm Shop in the Cotswolds

Hill Barn Farm, Chipping Norton, Great Rollright OX7 5SH

If you love to garden, then Wyatts is the Cotswolds farm shop for you. This one actually pitches itself as a garden centre first and foremost, though there’s also a tea room and farm shop here. Plus 21 flavours of homemade ice cream – how does toasted almond, Turkish delight or toffee apple grab you? 

With a sizable nursery on site as well, you could spend many happy hours here browsing, tasting and gazing at the gorgeous Cotswolds landscape. Before or after picking out a perfect plant to take home with you, of course. 

 

Bibury Trout Farm, Cirencester

The beautiful Cotswold stone exterior of Bibury Trout Farm surrounded by trees

Bibury, Cirencester GL7 5NL

Bibury Trout Farm is one taking the farm shop concept to a whole new level. Here you can try your hand at fishing or mini golf, pick up gifts for your folks or hire a barbecue to whip up a feast on.

This is a working trout farm producing rainbow, blue and brown trout. When you order this fish in a local pub or restaurant, it may well have come from the clean, highly oxygenated waters here. Delish!

 

The Butts Farm Shop, Cirencester

A selection of fruit and veg on display in the farm shop at Butts Farm Rare Breeds

Cricklade Road, Cirencester GL7 5QE

It’s all about rare breeds at The Butts, making it another great option for keen carnivores. Based near Cirencester, this working farm also offers a tea garden serving up everything from a bacon and black pudding breakfast bap to a slice of freshly-baked cake.

Kids love this one as there are farm animals to fawn over. While adults love the great value, no-nonsense prices of the fresh local produce.  

 

Vegetable Matters Farm Shop and Café, Chipping Campden

Fresh shallots on display at Vegetable Matters in the Cotswolds

May Lane, Ebrington, Chipping Campden GL55 6NJ

The freshest local veg matters nowhere more than at Vegetable Matters. And if there is a dedicated meat-eater among you, they can head to Meat Matters right next door. Veg fans, though, need head nowhere else.  

This farm shop near pretty Chipping Campden also has an on-site café, so you can stop here for refreshments with a view, while pondering what to whip up for dinner later on. 

 

Teddington Stores, Cheltenham

A selection of champagne and other goodies on display at Teddington Stores in the Cotswolds

Evesham Road, Teddington, Cheltenham GL20 8NE

Teddington Stores is something of a one-stop foodie shop. Here you’ll find a food hall, butchery, gift shop and wine merchant. There’s also a café serving dishes made from the three counties’ finest produce. 

Whether you want to buy delightfully scented locally-made soaps, some of the best craft gins in the UK or a home-baked cake, you can find these and much more at the well-stocked Teddington Stores. 

Do you like wine as much as we do? Check out the best vineyards in the Cotswolds while you’re in the area.

 

Diddly Squat Farm Shop, Chipping Norton

Jeremy Clarkson standing next to the Diddly Squat Farm Shop sign in the Cotswolds

5-12 Chipping Norton Road, Chadlington, Chipping Norton OX7 3PE

If you’re a fan of The Grand Tour or Clarkson’s Farm, then you’ll love Diddly Squat. It was opened in 2020 by TV presenter Jeremy and his actress partner Lisa, and includes the Big View café. 

You can see all the places and faces featured on TV during your visit, though Clarkson pledges that he’ll never stock kale. If locally brewed beer, craft gin, fun gifts and wittily-named products – or fast cars – are more up your street, then don't miss this!

 

Burton Farm Shop, Chippenham

The wooden exterior of Burton Farm Shop in the Cotswolds

Burton, Chippenham SN14 7LU

Burton Farm Shop’s unique offering is a supper club. This takes place once per month, and features a theme based around one delicious world cuisine each time. It’s BYO, too, with no corkage charge to sweeten the deal.

If you won’t be in the area then, head to Burton anyway to enjoy a reviving breakfast, a refuelling lunch or a decadent afternoon tea. Don’t forget to pick up some lovely stuff at the farm shop too, including fresh flowers, artisan cheeses and local preserves. 

 

Jesse Smith Farm Shop, Cirencester

A selection of baked goods on display at Jesse Smith Farm Shop

13A, 19 Love Lane, Love Lane Industrial Estate, Cirencester GL7 1YG

An industrial estate may seem like an unlikely location for a farm shop, but bear with us. In fact this foodie destination can even teach you how to get the best from your meat while perfecting some light but important butchery skills. 

There’s also a catering kitchen on site, and you can book events here that range from DIY barbecues or small-scale meetings, to a wedding. Or simply pick up meat plus some pantry and deli goods to create your own feast back at your Cotswolds bolthole. 

 

Jolly Nice, Stroud

A selection of breads, fresh eggs and cheese at Jolly Nice farm shop in the Cotswolds

Frampton Mansell, Stroud GL6 8HZ

You’d be pushed to find a more English-sounding name than Jolly Nice – and it would also be a challenge to find better fresh produce. 

The farm shop and café here is run by the third generation of a family farming this Cotswolds land. If you’re in a hurry, no problem, as there’s a Jolly Nice drive-through provided here. When you’re not, do pop in for a juicy burger, homemade granola, a nourishing salad bowl or some of their signature ice cream. 

 

Wotton Farm Shop, Wotton-under-Edge

The pretty exterior of Wotton Farm Shop in the Cotswolds, which is surrounded by beautiful flowers

Bradley Road, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7DT

For a thoroughly modern take on the farm shop concept, try Wotton for size. This one has all sorts of culinary and colourful delights to offer, and there’s a nursery on site selling carefully nurtured plants.

The farm shop sells everything from award-winning quiche to the finest deli goods and fresh local veg. Meanwhile The Potting Shed café serves bacon sarnies all day, which you can enjoy in your own hut or outdoor pod. 

 

The Organic Farm Shop, Cirencester

The veranda and lawn at The Organic Farm Shop in the Cotswolds

Abbey Home Farm, Burford Road, Cirencester GL7 5HF

It’s all about keeping it natural here at The Organic Farm Shop. If you love to fill your belly with fresh produce grown without pesticides, then you’ll adore this place.

The Cotswolds’ go-to organic farm shop also has a café on site, in addition to the vegetable garden. Visit on a Saturday or Sunday if you can, as then you’re welcome to take a look at the 5.5 hectare site where 80 types of fruit and veg are grown.  

 

Bath Penn Hill Farm Shop, Bath

Bicknam, Penn Hill Road, Bath BA1 3RX

If you sometimes find farmer’s market and farm shop prices a little steep, try Bath Penn Hill farm shop near the spa city. This is a no-nonsense farm shop selling bales of straw alongside local apples, eggs and potatoes.  

The five acre site has been family owned since 1932 and is often abundant in local wildlife. Look out for woodpeckers, squirrels, deer and more during your visit, and you might just get lucky. 

 

Looking for more Cotswolds foodie inspiration? Have a read of our guide to the best places to eat in the Cotswolds or the best Sunday lunch in the Cotswolds.

For the perfect bolthole, book a charming Cotswolds holiday cottage to really make the most of that cottagecore lifestyle. 

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