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.
Tractor shack café
breakfast, lunch and snacks.
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, freshly pressed fruit juices, Yarde Farm ice creams and our famous wonky strawberry milkshakes in the summer months.
Choose a slice of homemade cake a freshly baked croissant or hot sausage roll from Long Crendon Manor, a mug of homemade seasonal soup or a tasty panini, a slice of quiche, a Ploughman’s lunch or a generous Rectory Farm salad created from plenty of our own fresh farm produce, plus the very best of what else we sell in the shop.
You can now pre-order your lunch with our new grazing box. Order online for one or ten or more people for lunch or an after school snack, your grazing box will be ready to collect and eat at the time you would like from the cafe. Customise it for your exact taste. Available from 11am – 5pm, please order by 2pm the previous day,
The food we serve in our café is the same high-quality, artisanal produce that what we sell in the Farm Shop: Eadles Farm ham and bacon in our sandwiches, quality Emmental cheese from Wychwood Fine Foods, and Cotswold Dairy milk in our coffees and milkshakes.
We use our own asparagus and broad beans in our salad when in season. Wonky strawberry milkshakes are a firm favourite throughout the year.
Helping stop food waste
Waste not, want not! Any produce we find that we have an abundance of in the Farm Shop (which might become food waste if unsold) is used in our cafe lunch recipes.
For example, we make our own pesto from the rocket leaves we sell in the shop, and any peppers that are slightly past their best on the shelves are blended into hearty soups of the day. And all the wonky strawberries we pick are blended into fresh strawberry milkshakes!
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.
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.
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
At The Tractor Shack Café we sell freshly baked pastries, homemade cakes, Yarde Farm ice-cream, hot and cold drinks and delicious, farm-to-fork lunches. Our lunch menu is local and seasonal, placing our fabulous farm produce centre-stage. Come and try our famous homemade wonky strawberry milkshakes.
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.
If you’re not local to us you needn’t miss out. Order a Rectory Farm Hamper online to send anywhere in the UK – the perfect thank you gift or care package. Our asparagus hamper includes a bundle of our freshly-picked asparagus and a jar Hollandaise Sauce. Treat a loved one or order one for yourself to celebrate English asparagus!
Please 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 disocunt on all our PYO fruit and vegetables when you bring your own containter - 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.
Pop into the shop before you start picking so we can weigh your containers for you – we can then deduct these from the weight of your fruit when you come to pay at the end.