Tractor Shack Café
THE TRACTOR SHACK IS OUR FARM CAFÉ. WE SERVE FRESHLY BAKED PASTRIES, CAKES, ICE-CREAM, HOT & COLD DRINKS AND FARM-TO-FORK LUNCHES EVERYDAY. OUR MENU IS TOTALLY SEASONAL, SHOWCASING OUR OWN FARM-GROWN PRODUCE.
Farm Shop OPENING HOURS | MONDAYS: CLOSED | TUESDAY - SATURDAY: 9.30AM - 5.30PM | SUNDAYS: 9.30AM - 4PM | Last entry to pyo is one hour before shop closes
Tractor shack café
breakfast, lunch, hot drinks, gelato and cake
You’ll find The Tractor Shack Café at the back of the farm shop, where you can treat yourself to an excellent Coffee Mongers coffee or cup of Teapigs tea, a range of cold drinks, iced coffees and Hooray’s gelato in the summer months.
Choose a slice of homemade cake from Cotswold Baking, a freshly baked croissant from Oxford’s Natural Bread Company or a hot sausage roll from Eadles Farm in neighbouring Beckley. On the lunch menu (served from 12-2.30pm) you’ll find a selection of hot toasties, quiches, bagels and tasty tortilla wraps. Eadles Farm bacon rolls served 9.30 – 11.30am.
CHILDREN’S LUNCH MEAL DEAL: hot dogs and a carton of juice for £4.50.
The food we serve in our café is the same high-quality, artisanal produce that we sell in the Farm Shop: Eadles Farm ham and bacon in our sandwiches, quality Emmental cheese from Wychwood Fine Foods in our toasties, and North Cotswolds Dairy milk in our coffees and milkshakes. Wychwood Fine Foods make our quiches and our pesto is homemade.
We have plenty of outdoor tables in our grassy glade for all our customers to enjoy safely. Please, no picnics – only food purchased at Rectory Farm is to be consumed on our site.
Pick up a hot coffee, a pastry or a gelato and let your children enjoy exploring our brand new adventure playground.
Our new adventure play area opened in spring 2022 and is a big hit with our younger visitors. Our large, sheltered sandpit remains in situ, and the whole grassy area is surrounded by wooden tables for you to enjoy your PYO, shop and cafe purchases from.
Please note that children must be supervised at all times while using the play equipment.
Our cake counter is replenished daily with cakes and slices baked by Paul from Cotswold Baking – a brilliant local and independent producer.
Paul only bakes with the highest quality ingredients and as much local produce as possible. When in season he bakes using the walnuts, hazelnuts and apples grown on the farm where the bakery is based in Swerford, and our own selections of Paul’s cakes will change with the seasons too. You’ll find several delicious vegan and gluten free options on our cake board, and you can also buy Paul’s cakes wrapped up to enjoy at home from the Farm Shop.
Coffee & Tea
We get our freshly roasted coffee beans from Coffee Mongers – a small family business based in Lymington. All our espresso coffee is made to order, and on hot summer days we pour it over ice. For the tea drinkers we serve teapigs Everyday Brew, Peppermint, Super Fruit, Green Decaf – and more.
May 2020 1
I just wanted to send a message to say thank you. We had a really lovely few hours with you guys and all the staff were really lovely and everything was thought out and it all felt very safe. I will be highly recommending you to everyone. Thank you all.
Ben, Hayley & Alex
We had a lovely day yesterday. Enjoyed picking strawberries, it was so much fun. Thank you Rectory Farm and for all the amazing staff. They're all lovely, I can't wait to make my strawberry cheesecake. Looking forward to coming next time.
I love your raspberries, never tasted better! I always pick my own and it's such a delight to be able to go into the field and pick so many. I come out of London just to top up my supply which I then freeze at home. My wife loves the bread and the range of cheeses in the shop.
Jon & Alexa P
More at Rectory Farm
Our pick your own is in full swing with a whole range of crops to pick everyday. Strawberries and Raspberries are available to pick until September. Our short season of redcurrants and blackcurrants has just started, pop over soon to pick your currants for jam making. We finish the colourful PYO year with our October pumpkins.
Plan your visit
Enjoy a family day out at Rectory Farm picking all your favourite fruit and vegetables to take home and enjoy. Remember to bring your own punnets and carrier bags to help us reduce plastic use. Visit the shop anytime to stock up on local kitchen essentials and all our ready-picked fruit and vegetables if you’re short on time.
Pick Your Own Pumpkins
Our first ever Pumpkin Patch was a huge success in 2021, so we have planted five times as many for the 2022 season. We are growing a whole variety from standard orange lanterns to tiny white caspirita and giant polar bears. Sign up for our newsletter to find out the details on when our patch opens for picking.
help us to reduce waste
Please try wherever possible to bring your own containers and carrier bags when you visit our Farm Shop and PYO. We offer a discount on all our PYO fruit and vegetables when you bring your own container - do good and save money!
Lots of small containers for PYO are better than one large one, as soft fruit will easily bruise and squash at the bottom of a deep container.
Use our "bring your own weigh station" to weigh your containers before picking – we can then deduct these from the weight of your fruit when you come to pay at the end.
Remember to bring your own 1 litre bottle for milk or buy a Rectory Farm glass bottle in the shop.