M5, Junction 14; 10 minutes
Parking available onsite
You won’t regret breaking the journey for this prince among farm shops, outside which fuzzy-headed Bantam chickens scratch around in their pen, like little Cossacks. In spring you can buy an award-winning hanging basket; in summer, punnets of soft fruit from the farm’s own fields.
The farm shop is a treasure trove: tayberry jam, Cotswold vegetables, local onion relish, a deli counter filled with pâtés, cooked meats, cheese, scrumptious frozen meals (no one need know) and posies of fresh flowers. The stack of ceramics, garden gifts and country homewares are expertly selected too; you will come away with a bag full of loot.
In the newly built café you can settle down to hillside views and food fresh from the farm kitchen: thick-cut bacon sandwiches, filled baguettes, jacket potatoes, quiches, sandwiches and cream teas. Mouthwatering cakes are carved in generous hunks; try the millionaire’s shortbread or coffee and walnut cake.