'Laid back and rustic' The Sunday Times
The cafe is currently still closed due to COVID-19 but we have TAKE AWAY warm pies, pasties and tarts. Coffee to go but ONLY in your own cups.
Our wonderful cooks are all back now from furlough cooking up all our usual dishes, pasties, tarts, soups and cakes to buy from the chillers and freezers in the shop to heat up at home using so much of our garden and farm produce. Please buy if you can and support our farm and staff.
Cafe Opening Hours - DUE TO COVID CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
See below for an idea of the cafe hours etc when we re open.
Tues, Wed, Thurs 9 - 4.30
Friday 9 - 4.30 (5pm april to sept)
Saturday 9 - 4.30
Sunday 11 - 3.30 with meat from the farm
Lunch is served from 12 - 2.30
Coffee, teas, cold drinks and cakes in the mornings and afternoons.
ALL food and drink served in the cafe is 100% certified organic.
TUESDAYS TO SATURDAYS the cafe serves vegetarian food with at least one vegan option. Salads, bakes, curries, gratins, tarts, soups and more inspired by the 10 acre vegetable garden surrounding the shop and cafe
On SUNDAYS we serve Meat, always from the farm as a treat for meateaters, alongside our vegetarian and vegan dishes. Lunch is served from 12 noon till 2.30pm with a choice of one meat dish,one or two vegetarian and one vegan dish, perfect for families and friends who have differing diets. We also serve soup if you just want a light meal. All still just cafe style, come between 12 and 2ish - order at the counter as during the week.
The cafe is licensed to serve alcohol so you can enjoy a glass of organic wine, cider or local beer with your lunch.
Please be aware that only food from our organic kitchen can be eaten in the cafe or on our tables outside even for little ones. Please do not bring in your own food or food from the shop.
Lunches in the café change daily, closely following progress in the garden. There is a good selection of fresh salads, a main dish of the day and fresh soup. Also cakes, drinks, a large selection of eco/organic/environmentally friendly magazines to browse your way through, a woodburner in the winter months and a small south facing verandah particularly designed as a quiet space for adults for some quiet chill time in the summer. Families/guests with kids/groups can enjoy the front garden which has tables, a small play area and lots of space.
We have an organic child-friendly menu, high-chairs, a small outdoor play area, a lovely woodland walk (suitable for off road buggies) and a new longer farm trail, not so buggy friendly, which takes about 45 minutes, and takes in lots of animals and nature. just follow the arrows the other side of the woodland walk.
This side of the farm, however, is a dog free zone. See below for a great dog walk we have made the other side of the stow road.
The Award Winning Cafe is inspired by the vegetable garden that surrounds it. Winning in the past 'Best Cafe in the South West of England' and Editor's Choice for the south and south west of England from Les Routiers. It was chosen for the enterprising and innovative style
CAN WE BOOK? (weekdays or weekends)
We dont take bookings in the cafe, if you are concerned about getting a table or the food running out best to not wait till the very end of service, we start serving at 12 noon. (exceptions are Mothering Sunday and Easter Sunday, just call the shop for availability - 01285 640441)
Please do not take your dog out of your car at the farmshop as there is a no dog policy on this side of the farm. However, we have opened a permissive footpath so dog owners can walk their dogs on the other side of the A429, very close, by car, to the farmshop. Turn right at the bottom of our lane on the main road towards Cirencester, and right at the lights towards Stow. About a mile up this road on the left is a gated road going onto the farm again the other side of the 429. half a mile down the lane is a gate on the right with an arrow. park tight in to the side so our tractors can pass and walk up thro ragged hedge wood (original site for the fair in 1996) and round the fields in a circle back to the car. lovely walk, about an hour right round.
EXPAND YOUR READING WHILE CONTRIBUTING TO TWO GOOD CAUSES.
You can buy (for a minimum donation of £1 in the honesty box) good quality paper and hardback books from a bookcase in the café area at the Organic Farm Shop. . Donations of good quality books are always welcome. Please phone 01285 750466 to organise collection/delivery.
“What a great place this is. First visit and so glad we went. Great organic food on sale, excellent authentic Indian products on sale. Excellent café and a wonderful hot pudding on a Sunday."