Farm shop café
M6, Junction 11; 7 mins
Mon–Sun 9am–5pm (4.30pm for restaurant)
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
The Simkin family has run their flourishing farm since 1892 with a genuine commitment to the low food mile cause. Their renovated restaurant offers sturdy farm breakfasts, lunches, artful afternoon teas and Sunday roasts from a fresh, seasonally swaying menu. You'll sense the quality in the pork and beef: from field to fork without leaving the farm.
At the traditional butcher's, stock up on free-range pork, speciality sausages and Hereford beef from the fields outside, all packaged up with the friendly service that makes Essington stand out. Get a whiff of honest, homemade bread from the bakery and squirrel away an extra slice of something nice for your journey on.
Explore the plant nursery or divert those eagle eyes to pick out the plumpest fruits in the PYO fields, or the freshest crops in the farm shop and deli. There are stacks of fresh and pantry produce to ogle, from award-winning pies to local honey. Just grab and go or compile the perfect country picnic.
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