A49, Junction Battlefield; 1 minute
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
Named rather gruesomely after a bloody battle here more than 600 years ago, Battlefield 1403 stands in an idyllic corner of Shropshire, just north of Shrewsbury. It’s part of the Albrighton Estate, which has been farmed sympathetically by the same family for six generations. You can learn about the site’s historic significance in the on-site exhibition (keep kids quiet with a game of knights and princesses), but today the only bloodshed is in the outstanding butchery.
The farm shop gathers the estate’s harvest and that of neighbouring farmers in a superior celebration of local food – cheese, charcuterie, fresh vegetables and free-range meat alongside proper ready meals cooked up in the kitchen.
Across the courtyard, the Sparrow cafe buzzes with life, and it’s a fantastic lunch stop. Chefs plunder the shelves of the farm shop and local suppliers to conjure tasty cafe fayre, hot and cold: the award-winning Battlefield beef and Shropshire ale pie will melt in your mouth.