Windy Arbour Farm Shop is a family-run farm shop boasting over 40 years experience in sourcing the finest local, national AND exotic fresh produce.
YES! They're passionate about fine produce!
This well-stocked farm shop not only offers fabulously fresh produce from local Lancashire farms, you'll find an array of other produce such as meats, breads, jams and preserves, pasta and essential cooking ingredients.
You'll find specialist award-winning veg from Lancashire along with a wide variety of potatoes, free range eggs, fresh meats supplied from a renowned, local family butcher & plenty of packet goods to complement your fresh supplies.
In fact, there's everything you need for your weekly food shop!
Be sure to check out the wonderful cakes n' bakes, from Victoria Sponge's and Egg Custard's to Frangipane slices
Being licensed, Windy Arbour stock a carefully selected and ever-evolving range of alcoholic beverages from small producers.
From beers, ales and ciders to flavoured vodkas and gins, Windy Arbour strive to stock something a little bit different, something you wont find in the supermarket.
If you're looking to stock quality stationary in your farm shop or country store, then this company is sure to be of interest to you!
Charles Sainsbury-Plaice offer the most fabulous range of inspired gifts and cards for all us countryside lovers, from vintage humour greetings cards, traditional birthday cards, Christmas cards, wrapping paper, wall planners, British made Aga covers, notebooks & much, MUCH more.
You'll find a superb range of artistic greetings cards such as these...
The Goose and Hen are painted by Clare Brownlow using pheasant feathers!
Other artists featured include Bryn Parry, Alex Underdown, Heather Blanchard, Debbie Harris, Colin Blanchard and of course, Charles Sainsbury-Plaice himself.
And it's not just our feathered friends that are featured either.
There's a whole range of quality images and prints to choose from including dogs, wildlife & landscape, farming & country, sports, equestrian and cats.
Simply put, there's a greetings or Birthday card suitable for anyone and everyone!
I've found that Charles Sainsbury-Plaice's range of cards, makes me feel rather proud. These images truly celebrate the beauty of Britain's countryside and the pleasures of rural living...
We all recognise this, don't we?
Thelwell has to be the most popular countryside cartoonist in Britain and Charles Sainsbury-Plaice is the U.K's main licence holder.
You'll find many timeless Thelwell gifts that aren't available anywhere else, including mugs, door signs, wrapping paper, books and greetings cards.
Absolutely the PERFECT gift for pony lovers.
Take a look at the brilliant selection of Christmas cards and gifts available, there's so much to choose from!
From cutesy, festive cards & British farming related mugs to humerous calender's & topical hardback books.
Hear the sound of the countryside with this brilliant range of 'noisy cards'.
Birdwatchers will love the nightingale card as it bursts into birdsong!
These terrifically fun cards are totally unique, are blank (with envelope) and the batteries will last at least 150 openings. You'll hear the sheep dog barking, the tractor engine revving and the Mallard duck quacking when opening these thoughtful greetings cards.
Spot on for Birthday, Father's Day, Valentines and numerous other occasions, don't you think?
Why not have a browse through Charles Salisbury-Plaice's brochure and then apply for a wholesale account?
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If you've yet to come across Tractor Ted's series of books then your kids have been missing out...well, the kids AND you!
This week, I thought I'd try Tractor Ted's 'Who Goes Moo' story book. I say TRY because to sit my 'very busy' 3 year old nephew down quietly for more than 2 minutes is no mean feat!
WELL, blow me down, a miracle occurred, he was immediately engrossed!
The story, in short, is about Midge the farm dog, a gorgeous little terrier & friend of Tractor Ted's.
Midge needs to find milk for his owner's morning cuppa and good old Tractor Ted gives Midge clues as to where he can find it!
Along the way, in his search, Midge encounters a range of farm animals. The imagery is fabulous and any child and certainly any budding young farmer, would be enthralled & mesmerized by the detailed and 'real life' pictures all photographed within the heart of the countryside, in the West Country.
It's educational, engaging and entertaining and I have to admit, a really fun read.
Personally, I love the fact that both Midge and his owner, Farmer Tom, really ARE a genuine, real life, bonafide, farmer and his dog!
How novel is THAT?
Tractor Ted is a tractor...obviously, BUT he's a bright green, loveable, tractor and this I believe, goes a long way in helping children get in touch with caring for our
countryside, our animals and to understand at the very heart, of where some of our foods come from...our U.K farms.
Tractor Ted stories are not only educational, they also bring REAL farm adventures to life and it's easy to see why this little green tractor is already loved by millions of
I can guarantee that reading any one of Tractor Ted's books will lead to the purchase of his whole series.
Tractor Ted isn't just loved by tractor fanatics you know...
...I'm rather looking forward to his next adventure myself!
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Hayhead Farm Shop is a family-run business situated in Walsall and offers locally-grown 100% fresh produce to customers throughout the West Midlands.
Hayhead Farm Shop prides itself on their personal, friendly service.
With ample parking, this is a farm shop GEM and offers a wide variety of high quality, locally grown, fresh produce at competitive prices, ranging from a butchers counter, pet foods, frozen foods, fruit & vegetables right through to cheeses, eggs, breads, wild bird seed and pickles.
Hayhead also offer a fabulous and ingenious, 'recipe of the week', with all ingredients to be found within the farm shop.
There's a great choice of fresh flowers (floral bouquets available for both Valentines & Mothers day!) along with potted gifts, compost, bedding & seasonal plants.
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7 days a week 8am-7pm
This fabulous company is just a baby at only 2 years old, but their vision to create a unique range of completely natural, low calorie, ready-to drink spritzers has already come to fruition.
We all know, many ready-to-drink beverages are packed full with sugar & additives, but you can rest assured, that Silver Swift's range of 100% natural botanical pre-mixed
spritzers have NO artificial nasties, no gluten and they're vegan friendly too!
By using the delicious fruits and berries Britain's countryside has to offer, Silver Swift actively support home-grown industries and are dedicated to operating with the lowest carbon footprint possible.
Tipsy Iced Tea Vodka Spritz and Basil Blush Vodka Spritz have won Silver awards in The Global Speciality Spirits Masters.
All of Silver Swift's pre-mixed spritzers are created using British Vodka or Gin, contain 100% natural ingredients and are available in glass bottles and handy 250ml, slim cans.
The big, BIG advantage and what I love the most (apart from their unusual flavours that is) is that Silver Swifts range are low enough in alcohol that you can have a few without feeling too tipsy, whilst being light & refreshing – pretty perfect for those warmer days.
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The family-owned Brindle Distillery produce lovingly handcrafted, 'grain to glass' gins.
From their base in the heart of Lancashire, Brindle's small batch and award-winning Cuckoo gins are not only distilled using fresh, natural spring water from their own spring but EVERY ingredient used is ethically & locally sourced or home grown on their farm...even the waste materials are used to heat their still!
How's THAT for sustainability?
Currently, there's 3 gins in Cuckoo's range, although there's also limited editions and gin gift hampers available. I've been lucky enough to sample Cuckoo's 'Collection' which consists of Cuckoo Signature Gin, Spiced Gin and Sunshine Gin.
Available in a good range of bottle sizes Cuckoo Signature Gin is a classically smooth, juniper gin with a creamy orange note and a rather unique and lingering peppery aftertaste, a truly spectacular tasting gin.
If you're considering a winter warmer, look no further.
Let me introduce Cuckoo Spiced Gin!
Made with Tellicherry black pepper, this delicious tipple will heat you up from the inside out.
It sure is bold, certainly warm and really does offer a superb spicy twist!
The Cuckoo Collection arrived in this super-duper gift pack and what a fabulous gift this would make...We all know a gin lover, right?
I was really keen to try Cuckoo's 'Sunshine Gin' and we can confirm that its name lives up to my high expectations!
This summery gin is smooth, sweet and wonderfully refreshing.
By being infused with Lancashire honey and fresh raspberries this mouthwatering gin gives a zingy, fresh n' fruity taste.
It's not shocking to learn that Cuckoo's Sunshine Gin' has been voted the BEST flavoured gin by the renowned 'The Gin Guide'
I couldn't agree more!
....AND THERE'S MORE!
Brindle Distillery offer tours AND even a workshop where you can really be 'hands on!
This 3-4 hours experience is a wonderful opportunity for any gin lover to not only learn, but also see, just how a distillery works, and by selecting your own botanicals you can create your very own gin recipe.
Obviously you'll be served a few gins along the way (hic!) AND you take home your creation once it's been signed off by the Master Distiller, of course.
Brindle will also keep your recipe on file so you can re-order your creation via their website in the future! How brilliant is that?
This fantastic eco-friendly company are clearly committed to making a difference whilst creating their sustainable gins and it comes as no surprise that they've already bagged themselves a ridiculous amount of awards including The World Gin Awards, The Spirit Masters Award & The Gin Guide Award (to name but a few!)
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Located in Lancashire, Thornleys Natural Foods is family run business and produce terrifically tasty, gluten AND wheat-free, recipe mixes.
Not only that, each product in Thornleys range has been approved by the Coeliac Association and are lovingly handcrafted using only 100% and carefully sourced,
natural ingredients that are free from additives, colourings, MSG and preservatives!
Sounds good, right?
Every sauce and mix is suitable for vegetarians and Slimming World approved...
The light and deliciously creamy Parsley Sauce is the perfect accompaniment to a fish dish, whilst the rich Spaghetti Carbonara recipe mix, laces your spaghetti with a
scrumptious garlic coating.
Thornleys Creamy Chicken & Herb sauce mix is rich and creamy with a delicate hint of herbs & garlic and the well balanced Chilli Con Carne mix will add a little kick to your dish.
Thornleys sauces give you the ability to cook the tastiest of meals in the most convenient way possible and it's good to remember, that all these well thought out mixes are 100% natural, so if you follow a gluten & wheat free diet or you've chosen to simply say NO to the usual and excessive chemicals, additives & preservatives found in your foods, then the Thornleys range is definitely for YOU!
If, like most of us these days, your time is precious....cheat!
As it's a firm favourite in my house, I've sampled Thornley's Tuna Pasta Bake recipe.
You simply add milk to create this incredibly tasty sauce which contains a carefully selected blend of herbs and spices.
This really is packed full of natural flavours & the subtle taste of the herbs brings out the flavour of the tuna. I added a sprinkling of cheese to my creation but you could add any crunchy or crispy topping...scrumptious!
This quick & ridiculously easy mix will provide your whole family with a hearty,
healthy and homemade meal, in a jiffy.
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You know what they say about little pickers & what they wear don't you?
Well, if you're not overly happy wearing those, you might well want to check out Garbanzo's healthy range of gourmet snacks.
All of Garbanzo's snacks have been approved Vegetarian & Vegan by the Vegetarian Society and Garbanzo state that they take the Chickpea, the whole Chickpea and nothing but the Chickpea...
I've taken their advice this week and have had the pleasure of sampling three great flavours.
Firstly & importantly, you can put the lid back on that biscuit tin!
Garbanzo's Chickpea snacks are packed with fibre & protein, helping keep your tum fuller for longer, which makes them an incredibly healthy alternative for those in-between meals, nibble.
By working closely with local farmers, Garbanzo can ensure the very best crop of Chickpea's are selected for their gourmet snacks.
If you're looking for a light snack that's still a crowd-pleaser, rest assured, I've found it!
Packed full of good stuff: antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, Bombay Twist has a spicy curry flavour with a hint of ginger and these nutty and crunchy Chickpeas will have everyone munching... They're wholesome AND addictive!
Chickpeas are a fabulous source of fibre and great for maintaining a healthy digestive system and Garbanzo's Mediterranean inspired, Tomato Salsa is bursting with flavour.
These filling & 100% natural beauties can even help with weight loss. they're
deliciously tasty, low in fat and full of protein, what's not to love?
Garbanzo's Sweet Chilli is definitely my bag....no, it really is, hands off!
These are incredibly moreish. I'm not sure if it's because I can't resist the unique blend of sweet n' spice (these are seasoned perfectly & have a great kick) OR if it's because I know these crunchy nibbles are actually HEALTHY, low in calories and I can actually enjoy a snack without the guilt?
Whatever my reasons... I'm throwing caution to the wind!
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On my travels, I came across this...
Who'd have thought you could receive BY POST, a 'typically British' afternoon tea, packed neatly in its own cool gift tin?
And can you imagine a chilled, luxury cream tea hamper box arriving by courier to your door?
No, me neither, BUT guess what?
....The English Cream Tea Company do just that & it's not only cream tea's they offer either, no sirreee.
There's bake at home kits, jams, scones, specialist tea tins, even Prosecco hampers, you name it!
Brilliant if you want to recapture that childhood picnic experience (in the drizzle obvs) or you're really stuck on what to give Auntie Flo for her Birthday?
I'm treating the love of my life to an award winning, Valentines Brownie heart kit. It's definitely NOT for the 'chocolate' faint-hearted & sure to get her all in a flutter!
These handpicked hampers are freshly made & packed to order by gnomes.
Honest. Check their website.
You choose your date for dispatch & add a personalised message - make this a super duper thoughtful gift for the tea lover in your life!
Come onnn....what could be nicer than traditional, afternoon tea with friends?
Plumgarths Farm Shop pride themselves in supporting, sourcing & stocking produce from local farms and businesses & is packed FULL with the tastiest meats, dressings, preserves, ice-creams, ales, breads, baked goods, fruit and vegetables ALL supplied by local producers.
With an in-house master butcher, you'll find a fantastic selection of meats including traditional, home-made, award winning, hand tied sausages and burgers. Keep an eye out for their fantastic special offer meat packs, 'fill your freezer mega value packs' & generous loyalty cards!
This 15 year old, award winning farm shop stocks a wide range of locally produced jams, chutneys, freshly baked artisan breads, a fab selection of gins and vodkas along with local ales and beers.
Just next door to Plumgarths Farm Shop is the ever popular 2 Sisters Cafe. Here they serve hearty breakfasts, soups, home baked cakes, light lunches, salads and afternoon teas.
With a wood-burner for the colder days and a beautiful decked area for those summer afternoons, this is a perfect place to kick back & relax with a nice cuppa and a freshly made panini after completing your weekly grocery shop in the farm shop next door!
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Mon-Sat 9am - 5pm
Sun - 10am - 4pm
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The Smart Infused Füd team have created a fabulous new range of nutritious ready meals that are perfect for primary school age kids...BUT, with a difference!
With 1 in 8 children in the UK experiencing mental health issues, Fúd's mission is to create delicious recipes that support healthy brain function, energy & development in children.
Being developed by nutritional therapists, Fúd's ready-meals optimise key nutrients, vitamins & minerals, helping children's cognitive function, concentration, energy, immune & nervous system support.
Their well thought out recipes go above & beyond the ‘5-a-day’ thinking, as each meal, not only contains 5 different vegetables, they are also enriched with minerals such as iron, omega 3 and Magnesium.
Busy mum's (and lets face it, there's a lot of them) who don’t want to compromise on taste or nutrition and simply don't have TIME to cook from scratch, can finally feel guilt free with Smart Infused's frozen meals.
There's six healthy and convenient ready meals in Fúd's range, including Salmon, Mackerel & Haddock Fishcakes, Iron Rich Chilli Con Carne and vitamin A Sausage Casserole.
Fúd's vegan, lentil Shepherds Pie certainly has a modern twist as not only does it contain vitamins A, C and B9, it's 100% meat free (shhhh, they'll never know) and the generous portion of the slow cooked Lamb Tagine is laced in a scrumptious, lip-smacking, sweet apricot sauce...
WOW! What a fabulous menu to offer the little ones.
I've been lucky enough to sample Fúd's Fruity Chicken dish.
This naturally brain boosting & mouth-watering dinner is not only generous in size (it actually serves 2, but hey...)
It's sweet, succulent AND it's packed with vitamins and nutrients.
Good to know that all the ingredients in Fúd's range are natural and ethically sourced
Here's something for the super-busy mummy in your life!
Why not help her out with an incredibly thoughtful gift such as a Smart Infused, Gift Box?
Each box contains 8, 100% natural, frozen ready meals, one of each dish (you choose the remaining 2). Mum can serve up a brain boosting and guilt free dinner in 35 minutes!
Better still, how about signing up to Fúd's brand new subscription service? You can order 12 brain boosting meals & have them delivered straight to your door every month!
There's FREE delivery on orders over £35 AND a further 10% off your first order when you sign up to Fúd's newsletter!
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We had the pleasure of paying Tre, Pol & Pen Farm Shop a visit!
This fabulous farm shop is nestled in the Tamar Valley in Cornwall.
The site’s name derives from the Cornish saying, “By Tre, Pol & Pen Shall Ye Know All Cornishmen” with ‘Tre’ meaning farm or homestead, ‘Pol’ meaning pond or spring and ‘Pen’ meaning hilltop or headland.
On arrival at this beautiful location, the large and modern building had us intrigued and although it was a wet, grey and miserable day, we sure had a bright and sunny reception.
We immediately headed to the spotless and incredibly spacious restaurant to refuel...
Tre, Pol & Pen believe that the 'best meals come about when friends, food and family meet' and it's pretty clear that this magnificent space with its huge glass windows and wonderful views, is such a meeting venue.
From the extensive menu, we chose the full English breakfast with great expectations and we weren't disappointed!
Far from it!
Great care had obviously been given to the presentation of this delicious platter of sausage, bacon, eggs, sourdough bread, tomatoes and fresh local mushrooms.
A truly beautiful looking AND tasting, locally sourced breakfast.
We just had to try the homemade milkshake made with local 'Cornish Moo' milk.
Thick, creamy and very, VERY tasty. Of course this milk, along with all the items we had just devoured are all available within the farm shop.
Being in Cornwall the farm shop is stocked up with a fantastic range of local & Cornish produce & products.
There's plenty of local artisan gifts, ranging from children's wooden toys, to hand crafted jewellery, all presented beautifully with a little background information regarding each maker and producer, giving a truly local feel.
There is a well stocked butchery counter with a vast selection of meats from their very own Ruby Red herd.
Of course we didn't go away empty handed, we took on some sirloin steak and cooked it as recommended by Tre. Pol & Pen's knowledgeable, in-house butcher.
Utterly delicious and extremely tender!
You'll find a zero-waste, refill section, containing nuts, grains, cereals and pulses as well as household cleaning products, encouraging customers to reuse and refill.
There's a fabulous play area for the little ones and dogs are welcome in the outside seating area and surrounding grounds.
Tre, Pol & Pen is an absolute gem of a farm shop and a definite 'must visit'.
The building, its layout and its interior itself, are stunning, the produce is local, fresh & plentiful, the gifts are interesting & imaginative, the staff are helpful & knowledgeable, the breakfast, well...that was just plain delicious and now we have to ask ourselves,
is Tre, Pol & Pen the most Instagramable farm shop?
Mon - Sat
Shop: 8.00am - 6.00pm
Cafe: 8.00am - 4.30pm
Shop: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Cafe 8.30am - 4.30pm
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We all know that 'GIN' is 'IN' don't we?
...I mean it's the nations favourite tipple right?
But, what's different about Greensand Ridge's gin and what stands out, is their ability to create their gin from surplus produce or byproducts.
Not ONLY that, but Greensand Ridge have actually built their own carbon-neutral micro-distillery with the mission to reduce food waste by fermenting and distilling quality produce that those big chain supermarkets just wont take.
Located in the heart of the Weald of Kent, Greensand Ridge Distillery create & craft unique & wonderful Gins, Fruit Brandies & Rums, all of which are distilled with 100% renewable energy... How fabulous is THAT?
Greensand Ridge Distillery's aim is to build a truly sustainable business & produce the finest spirits possible that reflect the flavours of the Kentish woods, orchards, fields & hedgerows.
With their quest for great flavours and by rediscovering, long forgotten ingredients, Greensand Ridge have created an unusual set of spirits.
London Dry Gin, Raspberry Ghost, Wealden Rum, Apple Brandy, Rye Cask Gin and PX Cask Gin
Greensand Ridge's London Dry Gin is distilled in small batches from a carefully selected combination of fifteen botanicals, 8 of which are found on their doorstep, in the heart of The Weald, such as poppy seeds and cobnuts, and each one plays an important role in creating this delicately balanced flavour.
This premium and incredibly flavoursome gin is very well balanced, it goes down smoothly and leaves a pleasant sweetness on the tongue*
It's wonderfully fresh, spicey, zingy AND moreish (probably a little TOO moreish as I'm trying to write)
It's really no surprise to me, that this bottle of loveliness has already bagged itself some pretty prestigious awards.
Well deserved, I say!
*NB No arms were twisted when asked to review this product
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On top of all that Greensand Ridge Distillery create and make, they also offer a fabulous gin experience.
This has to be the PERFECT gift for any gin lover?
Take a tour of their fantastic distillery, learn about the art of distilling and the different gin botanicals and THEN (this is the best bit) you'll distill your own full bottle of gin on an individual copper pot still, selecting from their amazing range of over 40 botanicals, whilst enjoying a complimentary G&T!
When the day is done and if you're still standing, you will take home your very own handmade bottle of gin...brilliant...SIGN ME UP!
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Conveniently located just outside the beautiful village of Yealmpton, situated between the thriving Ocean City of Plymouth and the hidden South Hams gem Mothercombe beach, Ben’s Farm Shop is the ideal destination for anyone wanting to buy good, simple food from good, sustainable farming.
Ben's are renowned for their traditional butcher’s counter that provides a wealth of free range or organic meat from trusted local farmers and offer an excellent range of fresh organic meat as well as their famous sausages and dry cured bacon.
The shelves are packed full with seasonal fresh fruit, veg and produce that is sourced directly from small, local producers and growers.
With ample free parking, there’s plenty of time to browse the impressive range of store cupboard essentials, wines and beers, chilled and frozen products and much more.
Ben's Farm Shops are located at Staverton, Totnes, Yealmpton & Exeter and also have Ben's Wine & Tapas in Totnes High Street.
YEALMPTON FARM SHOP OPENING HOURS:
Mon - Sat 9.00am - 6.00pm
Sun - 10.00am - 5.00pmrs
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Located in Somerset, Lye Cross Farm have over 50 years of cheese making experience and continue to use old-fashioned cheese-making skills to make their fantastic and award-winning cheeses.
Lye Cross Farm are the UK’s only cheese-maker of 100% certified grass-fed Cheddar!
Lye Cross Farm offers a fantastic range of handmade cheeses, both conventional and organic and the entire production & packaging process takes place here, ensuring maximum quality control as well as a minimum carbon footprint.
The Farm Shop is filled with fresh, locally sourced produce and boasts a fantastic butchery. The beef here is reared on the family farm and is sold alongside locally sourced lamb, pork and poultry...
You'll find great range of local ciders, beers and wines, not forgetting the deli & fresh bread counter.
Fresh fish is available every Thursday.
Cowdray Farm Shop sits in the very heart of the Cowdray Estate and boasts a traditional butchery, a deli counter and a fabulous cafe!
Local is really important to Cowdray and they go to great efforts to source delicious food and drinks within West Sussex.
The deli counter offers a wonderful range of hand selected, artisan & even seasonal cheeses and charcuterie. as well as a interesting and unusual selection of continental cheeses.
Cowdray's award-winning & traditional butchery boasts locally sourced venison, beef, pork and lamb, with the lamb reared on the estate.
Cowdray offer an amazing array of fresh local produce, fine wines, local honey and are committed to reduce, reuse and recycle which is apparent in their self-service coffee grinding area and gravity bins containing organic nuts and seeds.
The inviting cafe offers home cooked and freshly prepared foods.
Full English breakfasts, sandwiches & snacks are on the menu along with some substantial home-cooked comfort lunches, afternoon teas, a children's menu and gluten-free options.
All ingredients used are fresh n' local and every tempting cake is created on site.
There's extensive parking, wheelchair access and free WI-FI. Take advantage of the scenic outside seating area, it's must for those dry days!
9.00AM-5.00PM 7 days a week
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Hunscote Farm Shop, established in 1980, is a family run business in Warwickshire supplying quality home grown & affordable local produce.
Understanding that traceability is important to their customers they endeavour to supply local Warwickshire produce whenever available.
Hunscote is well known for the quality of their home grown potatoes and boasts a loyal and regular customer base. An excellent choice of fresh fruit & vegetables are always available as Hunscote themselves cultivate vegetables including leeks, beetroot, carrots, marrows and rhubarb, to name but a few!
Within the farm shop you'll find honey, homemade cakes, pies, cheeses, jams, chutneys, ice cream, biscuits, gluten free products, frozen veg, pastries, tea, coffee, juices, dairy produce, clotted cream...
Hunscote's own, home-reared lamb is available all year round including locally sourced bacon, pork & sausages.
The plant nursery is ever expanding and each year the choice of quality plants increases.
As these are raised in-house from young seedlings, customers are not expected to pay garden centre prices!
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Monday-Thursday 8am - 5.30pm
Friday 8am - 6pm.
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Once upon a time, set in an enchanting botanical nursery at the foot of the Pentland Hills, just outside Edinburgh, the Old Curiosity Distillery was founded.
Creators of unique gins that are 100% natural, Old Curiosity have the passion AND knowledge to grow, hand-pick, harvest and infuse over 600 different kinds of herbs and flowers & are forever experimenting and creating new & exciting magical colour-changing gins.
Every bottle is naturally distilled and free from chemicals, sugars & fruit extracts.
Sounds like a fairy tale?
I reckon it is...
Just how aesthetically pleasing is this?
I feel somewhat 'Alice in Wonderland' when I pop the stopper. This beautiful bottle will never be hidden at the back of my dusty old drinks cabinet as, let's be honest here, it's a work of art!
The aromatic Lavender and Echinacea gin not only boasts the restorative qualities of the lavender but the medicinal petals of the echinacea flower too, all 100% natural of course.
Serve this chilled, add a splash of tonic whilst watching the miracle of nature unfold with its colour-changing reaction.
If ever a gin could heal the soul, this would be IT...!
Old Curiosity's Apothecary Rose Gin is a superbly elegant, fresh n' floral gin.
The unique and delicate rose flavour makes this an incredibly soft tasting tipple.
The Rose, of course is freshly picked from the Secret Herb Garden.
You could really jazz up your cocktail evening with this little beauty as it's pretty perfect to add to cocktails with its magical colour-changing qualities.
That said, this is neat...NEAT!
How's this for a special & unique 'gin lover' gift?
Three magically & deliciously natural gins within this gorgeous miniature gift set.
This wonderful, handcrafted gift set contains colour-changing, Apothecary Rose, Lavender & Echinacea and Chamomile & Cornflower.
I mean, REALLY, who in their right mind, would be disappointed to receive THIS on their birthday?
By subscribing to Old Curiosity's GIN CLUB, us gin lovers are in for a treat!
We can expect a monthly delivery of a brand new and exclusive gin such as 'Hot Pink Tulip' & White Heather & Rose (for example), along with garnishes, mixers and exclusive offers and events.
Sign me UP!
If THAT'S not enough, then how about spending an hour touring The Old Curiosity Distillery where you can wander around the beautiful secret gin garden and see behind the scenes with the distillery tour?
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Ben & Ella’s Farm Shop is a brand new and exciting farm shop situated on the Essex/Suffolk border, run and owned by a young and incredibly passionate couple.
Specialising in local British produce, Ben & Ella's cheese counter boasts an enviable array of over 40 different varieties of British cheeses.
This environmentally conscious business, insists that all their packaging is biodegradable and have a strict 100% no palm oil policy within the shop
Ben & Ella work closely with other independent businesses that share those same values.
Being a 'guilt free' and affordable one stop shopping experience, Ben & Ella's sell fresh fruit & vegetables, freshly baked artisan sourdoughs, breads and pastries all created in their in-house bakery.
In fact, ALL their baked goods are handmade by Ben himself whilst Ella manages the shop - what a team!
They're a dog friendly farm shop too-and even have their very own 'Dachshund Deli Dog' 'Crunchie'
Ben & Ella's now stock a great range of outdoor and potted plants and are soon to open their own gift shop opposite the farm shop.
They also are onsite at Baythorne Hall, along with an independent butchers, cafe, antiques store and wine shop.
Monday – CLOSED
Sunday – 10am-4pm
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Incredibly, The Taunton Cider Co. was established way back in 1911 and thankfully, relaunched in 2016 by a small group of cider enthusiasts (well done you people!)
Today, once again, The Taunton Cider Co. produce a range of award-winning ciders, using traditional methods and crafted using only the finest & locally sourced apple varieties.
I've had a tough weekend sampling Taunton's Original Dry Cider.
I can sum this dry cider up in one word: APPLES!
This is a very easy drinking cider, (too easy some may say)
It's refreshing & crisp but nothing overpowers the apples used. There's an incredibly moresish twang to it which brings the feel of the countryside to me, without me even being there...
This is a fantabulous tasting craft cider and it's definitely not just a refreshing summer or festival tipple, this is a lip-smacking cider that's appropriate to drink year-round.
Taunton Cider Co. combines timeless traditional methods with the contemporary craft to create outstandingly tasty ciders & as well as their Original Dry, The Taunton Cider Co. also produce Taunton Original Medium Cider AND Taunton Original Vintage Cider.
Both of which are bold & fruity with outstanding taste.
This is real craft cider at it's best...
If you know a cider drinker who'd like to drink it all of the day...then here's the perfect gift!
Taunton's Original Cider Gift Pack.
Let's be honest, who wouldn't want to receive THIS?
You can buy online HERE
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Trevilley Farm Shop pride themselves on good quality Cornish foods. This traditional family-run farm, produces and sells quality Cornish meat & artisan produce and are uncompromising when it comes to ONLY selling Cornish produce. All products are locally grown or produced and supplied from Newquay and the surrounding region and virtually all are organic and traditional.
Trevilley themselves, produce a wide range of vegetables including cauliflower, leeks, cabbage and swede & have even been awarded 'Cornwall Life' 'Food Producer of the Year'.
Alongside the abundance of fresh vegetables, you will find a good range of meats, preserves, pastries, eggs, breads, poultry, hampers and an incredible selection of produce from over 100 local suppliers!
Not only do Trevilley supply produce to many local restaurants, they also offer a variety of other services too, including delivery of hampers and produce boxes to local self-catering cottages and even offer a field to hire (with wonderful views) for marquee events such as weddings!
Trevilley have recently launched a mail order service, so there's no need to miss out on farm fresh produce!
You can purchase ALL your farm shop goodies online, with delivery throughout the U.K.
Monday - Saturday 9.30 to 5.30pm
You can find all farm shops located in Cornwall HERE
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If, like me you're keen to support cruelty free, palm oil free AND 100% natural beauty & herbal products, then you're reading the right review!
I've rather pampered myself this week with The Ilex Wood range of natural beauty products (I know, I know, tough job)
The Ilex Wood are based in Northamptonshire and create the most wonderful, herbal remedies and luxurious skin care products, including face creams, lip balms, salves and serums that smell oh-so-natural!
Top of my hit list was the 'Boo Boo Balm'
Apart from its fabulous name and the cool looking tin, The Boo Boo Balm is an all natural and soothing balm for minor cuts, sores and bruises. This little tin of healing, herbal salve will help sooth n' heal a wide range of common ailments.
Pop one in your handbag or in the car, as this'll make a very handy companion, especially if you have little one's, as this magical stuff will ensure there'll be no more boo boos!
Dandelion is a natural, mild analgesic, (who knew?) so if you suffer with joint pain, sore muscles, tired limbs or even very dry and chapped skin, this luxurious Dandelion & Rosemary Salve is a herbal, vegan and a 100% natural, pain reliever, ideal for everyday aches and pain.
I'm liking this a lot...sure is nice to know that nothing and no one has suffered for my pain relief!
The Rose & Frankincense Facial Serum is created using a blend of oils, infused with rose and lavender, sounds delicious doesn't it?
Well, it is!
This natural, but luxurious & gentle serum, has left my skin glowing!
Yep, my skin is super-soft AND hydrated, so if you're needing to perk up that tired & dull face (AND feel like a million dollars) then this natural and anti-ageing serum certainly does what it says on the tin...so to speak.
The Ilex Wood range is beauty without cruelty at its finest, with simplicity being the key.
If you're looking for a special and thoughtful gift, then you might want to check out Ilex's beautifully wrapped, vegan gift box with free U.K delivery.
You'll find nothing unnatural, nothing complicated & nothing toxic in ANY of Ilex's range, which is oh-so important for today's conscientious buyers.
Yep, The Ilex Wood proves that beauty really doesn't have to cost the Earth...
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Located in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside, the family run Oakchurch Farm Shop offers EVERYTHING from fresh and local produce to a butchers, clothing, gifts, a garden centre and even a restaurant!
The farm shop is stacked with an abundance of locally grown, quality fruit & veg and during the summer months all the soft fruits available, including Oakchurch's famous Strawberries, are grown and picked daily on the Oakchurch farm. You'll also find a seasonal and very popular, organic pic 'n mix veg section!
Be sure to visit Berries Restaurant & Coffee Shop located within Oakchurch farm shop.
This fully licensed restaurant, serves up freshly prepared and locally sourced foods, from breakfast to lunch along with sandwiches, a specials menu, drinks, snacks and delicious Herefordshire Cream Teas.
You can enjoy a traditional carvery every Sunday and during the summer months, you can make good use of the large patio area. The kids can be entertained in the play area with the addition of a herd of Dwarf Goats to keep them interested!
You'll find all that you need for your gardening requirements in Oakchurch's garden centre, be it garden tools, pet foods, wild bird feed and accessories. The outdoor area hosts an array of bedding plants and trees.
Oakchurch is a great family day out, with ample and free parking!
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Mon-Sat 9.00am - 5.30pm
Sun 10.30am - 4.30pm
Based in North Wales, The Aberffraw Biscuit Company started out in 2013 and is run by a husband and wife team.
The Aberffraw shortbread is a traditional, handmade shortbread in the shape of a scalloped shell and it's said to originate from the 13th century!
Is this the oldest biscuit in Britain?
In more recent years (quite a lot more) Aberffraw Biscuits have received much media attention, winning Ambient Food Manufacturer of the Year in the Food Awards and an appearance on TV with the highly acclaimed Paul Hollywood.
How's THAT for a claim to fame??
Aberffraw's handmade shortbread's are beautifully buttery and crumbly.
These are LUXURY shortbread biscuits, make no mistake and I'm clearly not the only one who feels this way. Aberffraw's Traditional Biscuits bagged themselves a Great Taste Award in 2018!
But hold up, there's WAY more in Aberffraw's range!
The chocolate Aberffraw shortbread is nigh on impossible to resist, with its rich shortbread and a gorgeously heavy, chocolate flavour.
And the divine lemon Aberffraw shortbread, with lemon zest and juice, is so moreish it's no surprise it's already won a Great Taste Award.
The Bara Brith shortbread is created with tea, spices and raisins, making this a sweet & spicy shortbread and this certainly delivers on quality.
Luckily for you, you can satisfy your taste buds & indulge in Aberffraw's award-winning, handcrafted range and buy online!
You could even treat someone special to one of Aberffraw's super-duper gift tins...if you can bear to part with it, that is!
No one had to bend my arm for me to sample & taste and yes, sample a bit more to write this review, no sir. The only casualty during this review was my waistline and you'll understand why when you try these scrumptious (and special) shortbread's yourself!
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The Chapman family are incredibly proud to be part of the rich fishing heritage that Grimsby is famous for and quite rightly too!
With their strong values & superb quality, Chapman's offer a truly scrumptious & utterly unique range of handcrafted fish & seafood dishes.
If you like a little fishy on your dishy, read on!
My hardest job this week was to actually CHOOSE one of Chapman's dishes to review as they all look so darn good!
Using only the very best quality fish and ingredients, Chapman's range varies from luxury fish pies, smoked haddock & breaded fish to prawns, scallops and fillets.
I reluctantly selected the Haddock Bake. I say 'reluctantly' as I also had my eye on the ginormous fish fingers... FOMO.
Firstly, Chapman's sure don't cut corners on size, what a great sized portion this is!
This AWARD WINNING Haddock Bake is full of exciting flavours and for a moment, I feel I'm eating freshly caught fish. The crumbly crushed croutons, broccoli, leek and melted cheese are incredibly mouthwatering. This dish is different, it's exciting & I reckon these Haddock Bakes wouldn't be out of place in a Michelin star restaurant.
And why should I miss out on Chapman's fish fingers??
OK, I admit it...I usually opt for the high street BIG name fish finger and never really thought they'd be THAT much difference.
Oh how wrong I was!
Firstly and yes, childishly, the size amused me. I reckon these jumbo deluxe, fish fingers are equatable to 4 'regular' fish fingers.
Another huge and very obvious difference is that Chapman's fish fingers are PROPER, as in proper chunks of cod, chunks that you can get your teeth into.
Fish finger sarnies will never be the same again as these blow any high street bought fish fingers out the water (so to speak)
If you're rather partial to a fish cake then you should know that Chapman's AWARD WINNING (yep, more awards) gourmet Fish Cakes are handmade using the best fish and carefully selected ingredients.
The innovative flavour combinations such as 'Thai Style Salmon', 'Haddock & Leek' and 'Smoked Salmon & Horseradish' are just a few of the truly scrumptious fish cakes Chapman's create.
I cannot write a review without mentioning Chapman's Classic Fish & Parsley Fish Cakes.
This is THE original Fish Cake...the Fish Cake that started it all off...YEP, the mother of all fish cakes. These Cod & Potato fish cakes are handcrafted and yes, you got it AWARD WINNING!
These guys must be quite literally, tripping over their awards!
Once you've tried and tasted Chapman’s Fish Bakes or Coated Fish products, you will want to try them all.
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