Farm shop café
M5, Junction 14; 3 minutes
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
It’s worth zipping off the motorway just for the fabulous views over the Cotswold foothills from this café's vantage point edging the Tortworth Estate. Steve and Wendy Ball and their three sons all farm locally in the Wotton-under-Edge area and their produce fills this family-run farm shop.
At their Farmer's Table café, breakfasts are hearty and fresh and lunch could be a loaded roast beef baguette, cheesy omelette or chicken and bacon salad. The coffee is rich, the milk local and the real Belgian hot chocolate best served with a biscuit or slice of one of Wendy's lovely cakes.
There's home-grown beef, with lamb and poultry at the butchery counter plus over 300 homemade pies, cakes and treats. Many vegetables are Gloucestershire grown and there’s Cotswold fudge, locally-pressed rapeseed oil, local cheese and a lovely gift selection. Their frozen pies and lasagnes will make dinner at your destination a doddle.
Buy The Extra Mile Guide
The Extra Mile: Delicious Alternatives to Motorway Services is your essential glovebox guide to good food on the move. The guidebook is a great gift for motorists and foodies who prefer to avoid motorway services and boring, big-brand food. Find independent cafes, pubs, local coffee and tea shops and lovely farm shops near motorway junctions and main roads. To improve your journey, support small businesses and discover real local flavours, order your copy today (edition 4 published March 2023 and available now).