I recently read a blog about Daylesford farm shop in Notting Hill, London and how lovely their food was. After doing a little research, I found out that the original farm shop is actually in Daylesford, Gloucestershire so I had to check it out.
I went along with my mum and dad, who decided to make a day out of it. First stop on the trip was picking some blackberries for mum’s apple and blackberry pie, perfect for the following day’s pudding.
Mum knows the area especially well as she grew up in these neck of the woods. We drove passed the farm where she was born and the vast amount of fields she used to play in. I can see myself escaping to a place like this in my older years, surrounded by a couple of cats and dogs..
We then made our way on to Daylesford. The setting is beautiful, with the buildings made of Cotswold stone. Inside is just as impressive, with colourful organic fruit and vegetables bursting out of the baskets, soups, meats, salads, breads, cakes and a separate cheese room. Also an added bonus of little tasters dotted around.
There are several back buildings that include a clothes shop, a home ware shop and a spa. There is also a pizza oven outside with a bar that was most impressive.
We sat down outside for a bite to eat and a hot drink. Mum and I had the victoria sponge with blackberries and dad had the carrot cake.
The grounds are lovely and the spa provides some great work shops. I will warn you though, it does attract some posers who use the word ‘ya’ instead of ‘yes’…you know the kind.
Anyway, after our farm shop visit we went on to Stow-on-the-wold for a little wander around the shops.
There are some really nice furniture and home ware shops, providing some quirky decorations for your home. There are also numerous tea rooms, pubs and fancy restaurants that I would love to try at some point.