Farm shops in the Cotswolds are something of an institution. Unlike the humble, market stalls you might find elsewhere, farm shops in the Cotswolds are more than just a few wonky vegetables and free-range eggs.
They are bustling boutiques, filled to the brim with high-end homewares and hampers. They feature tearooms, bars, and cafes serving doorstop sausage rolls and pumpkin spice lattes. They’re even a place to see and be seen, with local celebrities opening their own and lifestyle influencers descending in their droves to hotspots such as Daylesford Organic.
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Put simply, farm shops in the Cotswolds are a destination in their own right. If you love pottering around in homeware boutiques, purchasing delicious local produce, and enjoying a cosy cuppa and a slice of homemade cake, stopping at a farm shop should be at the top of your list when visiting the Cotswolds.
Whether you’re a cottage core enthusiast or just a foodie on the hunt for the freshest local produce, you won’t be disappointed. So without further ado, here are:
17 of the Best Farm Shops in the Cotswolds
Below is a simple map so you can see where all the farm shops listed in this blog are located.
Jolly Nice Farm Shop
Situated in the heart of the Cotswolds near Stroud, Jolly Nice Farm Shop offers an array of locally produced goodies, from fresh vegetables to artisanal cheeses.
Featuring what has to be the most delightful ‘drive-thru’ in the country, visitors can pass by the timber chalet in their cars, tractors, or on bikes to pick up succulent burgers from pulled pork to KFP (Kentucky fried pheasant). If you prefer to stay a while, there is also a gorgeous yurt to dine in along with outdoor picnic tables in the meadow.
In addition to this unique eatery setup, Jolly Nice also has a shop and butchery, where you can pick up grass-fed local meat, seasonal produce, beautiful flower bouquets and healthy plants for the garden. Jolly nice, indeed.
The Cotswold Guy
Known for its unique range of Cotswold-themed gifts and locally sourced products, The Cotswold Guy is a charming boutique perfect for finding that special souvenir.
Based in the village of Guiting Power in northern Costswolds, it specialises in memorable meal kits with the freshest local ingredients. This farm shop has become so popular, that they have even opened up a second location in Gagingwell, not far from Chipping Norton.
From a full English breakfast to pizza kits and beautiful beef Wellington, the Cotswold Guy provides everything you need to cook up your own local speciality at home or in your Airbnb. There’s also a deli serving delectable items from Moscow mule marmalade to white truffle honey, helping you take a little taste of the Cotswolds home with you.
Bennetts Farm Shop
Situated near Tetbury, Bennetts Farm Shop prides itself on its diverse range of farm-fresh produce, from fruits and vegetables to homemade cakes. Featuring unique, self-service lockers, it’s a one-stop shop for all things local and sustainable, with its very own Aberdeen Angus beef on display.
This high-tech, contactless approach allows Bennetts to stay open seven days a week, allowing you to get your farm shop fix, even when other stores are closed.
There is also a self-service coffee and cake station, with indoor and outdoor seating inviting you to stay awhile.
The Organic Farm Shop at Abbey Home
True to its name, The Organic Farm Shop offers a variety of organic produce, meats, and groceries, alongside a charming cafe and gift shop.
Much of the food available is grown and produced right on the farm itself, from glass-bottled dairy products to juicy fresh fruit, gorgeous golden eggs, and a range of traceable meat. Known for its biodynamic produce, this shop showcases the best of sustainable farming practices.
You’ll also find a bustling cafe for coffee, cake and lunch, and an eclectic homeware store with reclaimed furniture and folk art sourced from India. Don’t miss their farm tours for an insight into biodiverse farming, and unique workshops from spoon carving to willow basket weaving. A campsite and glamping is also available on-site should you wish to make a weekend of it!
The Wick Street Farm Seasonal Shop
For a taste of true seasonal delights, The Wick Street Farm Seasonal Shop offers an ever-changing selection of fresh produce and homewares. From locally grown veg to cookie jar mixes and artisan cheese and crackers, there’s truly something for every kind of foodie here. Meanwhile, the outdoor ‘wagon in the wild’ serves essentials such as coffee, crepes and sausage rolls.
Wick Street Farm runs seasonal events and displays throughout the year, from the Halloween Fayre complete with a fancy dress competition, to the halls being fully decked for Christmas, including gorgeous decorations for sale and a unique Santa’s grotto.
Burton Farm Shop
Housed in a charming timber-clad converted barn, Burton Farm Shop offers locally sourced meats, cheeses, and preserves, giving you a true taste of the Cotswolds. It is ideally located in the centre of Burton village, and is actively involved in the local community, hosting regular supper clubs and social events.
The cosy kitchen is also open daily for tasty tea, coffee, homemade cake, breakfast and lunch, with menus that change depending on the seasonal produce on offer. The indoor seating area has an alpine feel with rustic timber benches and cosy faux sheepskin, while the outdoor area allows you to enjoy your lunch admiring the alpacas and donkeys in the neighbouring field.
A perfect little spot for passers-by in the Wiltshire region of the Cotswolds.
Eastington Farm Shop
With a focus on fresh milk from the attached dairy farm, Eastington Farm Shop is a hidden gem offering a range of local produce, fresh coffee, and delicious dairy treats. All produce is secured as locally as possible, for farm-fresh fruit and veg with fewer food miles.
Open from Tuesday to Sunday, this delightful farm shop can be found in Gloucestershire, on Bath Road not far from Stroud. Fresh bread and tasty homemade goodies are supplied by a local bakery and piled high in attractive displays inside the stylish converted farm building.
Enjoy sumptuous sandwiches crammed with just-picked produce from local farms, complete with cheese made on-site. Outdoor picnic benches provide a peaceful spot to enjoy lunch overlooking the green rolling countryside, or perhaps indulge in a homemade soft-serve ice cream. Meanwhile, seasonal workshops provide something more for you to do during your trip to the Cotswolds, from Christmas wreath-making to autumn watercolour classes.
Wotton Farm Shop
Tucked into a delightful corner of the countryside, Wotton Farm Shop is located just outside Wotton-under-edge and offers an assortment of eco-friendly veg, garden plants and pots, and quirky homemade goods. From irresistible homemade cakes to a tipple ‘tree’ complete with locally sourced wine, there’s a little something to appease everyone here.
A delightful selection of fresh produce and authentic local crafts make this one of the favourite farm shops in the Cotswolds among both locals and visitors alike.
Those with green fingers are especially in for a treat with the extensive nursery and garden centre, where award-winning hanging baskets are waiting to brighten up your garden or porch. When the mood for a meal strikes, The Potting Shed cafe offers hearty food to eat in or takeaway, including much-loved milkshakes and loaded hot chocolates
Stancombe Beech Farm
Open every day of the week Stancombe Beech Farm is ideally located right in the heart of the Cotswolds just north of Stroud. This humble farm shop offers an array of homegrown vegetables, meats, and baked goods, all with a personal touch that reflects the farm’s commitment to quality.
Perfect for picking up some fresh Cotswolds produce or a pot of homegrown honey, this is the ideal spot for those passing through to get a little taste of the area to take away.
Upton Smokery Farm Shop
Upton Smokery Farm Shop is a haven for smoked and cured meats, cheeses, and other gourmet delights. This niche spot is perfect for those looking to indulge their taste buds, with flavoursome meat, fish, and biltong available, all smoked on-site.
Meat lovers will be in for a treat with a range of BBQ products and seasonings also on offer, while an attached coffee bar and distillery keeps visitors well-fed and watered.
One of the more unusual farm shops in the Cotswolds, Upton Smokery draws visitors with its irresistible meat, smoked on-site, and keeps them coming back for the quality coffee and perfectly juicy produce.
Bruern Farms Shop and Cafe
For that homely, rustic, farm shop feel, you can’t miss Bruern Farms. Based in the north Cotswolds between chipping Norton and Bourton-on-the-water, the cafe is housed in a beautiful oak-beamed apex barn, with large windows overlooking the sunflower fields beyond.
Visit during the blooming season in August, and visitors also have direct access to the fields themselves, for gorgeous photography and feel-good vibes. You are even free to pick your own sunflowers with a small suggested donation per stem (proceeds go to charity).
Meanwhile, the shop itself sells everything from crusty sourdough to homegrown sunflower oil, along with locally procured produce and even beers brewed on-site. Artisanal, apothecary-style gifts are sold on a rotating basis, ensuring there’s something new to discover on every visit.
An emporium of wholesome food, good decor, and wholesome activities and events, this is one of the farm shops in the Cotswolds you simply shouldn’t miss.
Frocester Fayre Farm Shop
From famous pies to fresh vegetables, Frocester Fayre Farm Shop is known for its hearty offerings and warm atmosphere. Smaller than some of the more famous farm shops in the Cotswolds, Frocester offers a more off-the-beaten-track alternative, set on a working farm close to Cirencester.
Keeping things low-key, you’ll find a simple butchery, alongside a range of vegetables and dairy products, with an emphasis on low-milage sourcing.
Frocester Farm Shop is known for its pre-prepared boxes, whether you want to whip up a BBQ or a traditional English roast. Each box contains all the meat and veggies you’ll need to enjoy a deluxe meal at home. Artisanal preserves, coffee, sauces and chocolate are also available for purchase at this humble, homely spot.
Jesse Smith and W.J Castle
With a flagship farm shop based in Love Lane on the outskirts of Cirencester, central Cotswolds, Jesse Smith has roots dating back to 1808. With further locations throughout the region, this family-owned institution offers high-quality meat and produce sourced from a vetted selection of local farmers, with a focus on heritage and quality.
Along with impossibly tender meat sourced from the best British producers and award-winning pies and savouries, the chain has also recently opened a food hall in Elkston serving bountiful breakfast, lunch and coffee, in partnership with Knead Bakery.
For something a little different, you can also take part in a Jesse Smith masterclass, where you can learn more about the meat and game industry and try your hand at butchery, complete with a drinks reception and tour.
Daylesford Organic Farm Shop
A pioneer in organic farming, Daylesford Organic Farm Shop offers an extensive selection of (unsurprisingly) organic produce, meats, and gourmet products. Their commitment to sustainability and wellness has earned them a reputation throughout the Cotswolds and even the UK, with visitors descending in their droves to pick up a luxurious hamper or some all-natural produce.
Located near Kingham in north Cotswolds, this popular spot is also home to a beautiful garden centre, a gorgeous homewares boutique, a charming cafe, a restaurant and cookery school, and even a vintage wine cellar.
From foraging to floristry, wine to wood-fired pizzas, you could easily while away a whole weekend in this heritage establishment. Definitely one of the more well-known farm shops in the Cotswolds, this is the place to go if you can only visit one!
Diddly Squat Farm Shop
Owned by none other than Jeremy Clarkson of ‘Top Gear’ fame, Diddly Squat Farm Shop offers a quirky and unique shopping experience, showcasing local products with a touch of humour.
Located in the countryside between Chipping Norton and Chadlington, this charming spot often has people queuing up all the way down the road, with punters eager to catch a glimpse of their favourite motorhead.
If you’re willing to wait a while, you can find some pretty interesting stuff in the farm shop itself, from T-shirts and merchandise to bottles of fresh ‘cow juice’ and other locally procured goods. After a quick browse, you can head back outdoors for a cold pint of Jeremny’s own beer, Hawkstone, alongside juicy hamburgers and a full bar with a view.
Don’t judge a book by its cover; Gloucester service station on the M5 is home to one of the best farm shops in the Cotswolds, complete with a beautiful bistro overlooking a serene lake. This incredible building appears built right into the hillside, helping you feel worlds away from the neighbouring highway.
Inside, you’ll find a spacious expanse crafted from Cotswold dry stone and local ash beams, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
The farm shop is stocked to the brim with goodies from over 130 local producers, including a patisserie, butchers, cheese and deli counter, gelato stand and lifestyle boutiques. The open-plan cafe provides the perfect spot to re-fuel when you’re on a whistlestop tour near the Cotswolds.
Last but not least, Vegetable Matters specializes in—you guessed it—fresh vegetables! Located just outside Ebrington, not far from Chipping Camden, this shop is a must-visit for the health-conscious among you.
With a focus on farm-to-fork dining, the adjoining cafe is open daily from Tuesday to Saturday for breakfast, lunch and tempting homemade cakes. On warmer days, a quaint terrace overlooks the fields to the gentle soundtrack of a tractor.
If you’re here for veggies, however, you won’t be disappointed. Inside the shop, you’ll find the crunchiest carrots, juiciest tomatoes and most colourful peppers, many of which are grown right on Drinkwater Farm itself. Meanwhile, the shop is supported by local suppliers with other essentials from Two Farmers Potato Chips to March Hare Floral Design.
When is the Best Time to Visit Farm Shops in the Cotswolds?
Many Cotswolds farm shops host special events and festivals throughout the year, particularly during harvest season. This means autumn in the Cotswolds is a fantastic time to try out some of these farm shops, alongside checking out fall foliage at the local arboretums and enjoying a Sunday roast in one of the charming villages.
With many featuring outdoor stalls and cafes, spring and summer are also great times to visit, while Christmas brings festive events and displays, with the chance to pick up tasty local goods and decorations.
Where to Stay in the Cotswolds?
There are so many lovely places to stay in the Cotswolds, you can’t really go wrong! Some of my favourites include:
The Fish Hotel: A charming yet stylish spot, set above Broadway in a historic farmhouse of honey-coloured stone.
Lucknam Park: An enchanting luxury retreat near Castle Combe, complete with an iconic tree-lined driveway and opulent manor house suites.
White Hart Royal: Traditional British pub-style accommodation in Moreton-in-Marsh, if your budget is a little tighter.
How to Get to Farm Shops in the Cotswolds?
Unsurprisingly, many of the best farm shops in the Cotswolds are located in the countryside, which means you’ll likely need a car to get to them. It may be possible to walk to those that are located in or near popular villages, but I’d recommend planning your route in advance.
If you’re not local, I recommend using Discover Cars to compare car hire prices. Cars can be collected from Birmingham or Bristol airports, or at various Enterprise outlets throughout the Cotswolds.
Best Farm Shops in the Cotswolds: Final Thoughts
In conclusion, the farm shops of the Cotswolds offer a delightful journey into the heart of this charming region’s culinary scene. From organic produce to artisanal products, these aesthetically pleasing boutiques showcase the very best that the Cotswolds have to offer.
Whether you’re a food lover, a nature enthusiast, or simply looking for a unique shopping experience, a farm shop or two should definitely be on your Cotswolds itinerary.
Which was your favourite? Feel free to let me know in the comments!