rectory farm Café
WE SERVE FRESHLY BAKED PASTRIES, CAKES, GELATO, HOT & COLD DRINKS AND FARM-TO-FORK LUNCHES EVERYDAY. OUR MENU IS TOTALLY SEASONAL, SHOWCASING OUR OWN FARM-GROWN PRODUCE.
Farm Shop OPENING HOURS | tuesDAY - SATURDAY: 9.30AM - 5.30PM | SUNDAYS: 9.30AM - 4PM
open 1st march - 31st december
breakfast, lunch, hot drinks, gelato and cake
open daily 9.30am – 4pm
You’ll find the 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 Chiltern 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 seasonal soups, wraps, toasties and bagels, and children’s options too. Eadles Farm bacon rolls served 9.30 – 11.30am.
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
The Rectory Farm picking season runs from April - October, starting with asparagus and finishing with pumpkins.
Our strawberries ripen up at the start of May and finish into September. Check out our PYO page to see what's in season when, and for lots of recipe ideas.
Plan your visit
Enjoy a 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 from March - December to stock up on kitchen essentials and all our ready-picked fruit and vegetables if you’re short on time.
rectory farm cafe
Join us for coffee and locally baked pastries, a pot of tea and a slice of homemade cake, a freshly prepared lunch or a hot breakfast bap.
We have both indoor seating and outdoor seating (covered and uncovered) and plenty of space for families and groups to gather and catch up over good food and drink.
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.