Farm shop café
A303, Junction A3057; 10 minutes
Mon-Sat 9am-5pm (food till 3.30pm)
Sun 10am-4pm (food till 3pm)
Bank Hols: check online
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
Who knew that Waitrose and Partners had their very own farm with a (predictably delightful) farm shop and café in the heart of the Hampshire countryside? We all know now: 'you're welcome' as they say. Part of the Leckford Estate near Andover, Longstock Park has views as satisfying as the dining, drinking, shopping and National Collection appreciating you can indulge in here.
Ready to make farm-to-table dining easier, Libby and her team ensure that café ingredients are harvested or crafted on the estate or by local artisanal producers. Morning classics include smoked salmon bagels and Hoxton sourdough toasts; freshly-baked cakes feature Leckford flour and fruit is only sold in season (come for home-grown apples and pears in late summer). The farm shop and deli selections include a generous range of meats, cheeses, crafts and foodie gifts; the café overlooks the nursery and Walled Gardens which are a horticulturalist's dream. Tack on a garden design consultation or wonder at the Water Garden while here. Dogs are welcome though not in the farm shop or café.
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