The award-winning Wellington Farm Shop occupies a rather secret spot in the Hampshire countryside, yet is conveniently situated between Reading and Basingstoke. If you’re a fan of home-cooked food and locally sourced produce, this is the place for you. The café is focused on lunchtime fare, with a fantastic selection of sandwiches, salads, hot meals and seasonal specials. The sausage and onion pie is delicious and comes with mustard mash and buttered greens – the sausages are handmade by the butcher on-site so are available to buy. The bavette steak sandwich is another firm favourite with customers – the beef comes from the farm shop’s very own Hereford beef that grazes on the surrounding water meadows. Should you fancy a coffee, the beans from local Read’s Coffee make exceedingly flavoursome brews, best accompanied by a slice of cake.
Aimed at supporting local farmers and British produce, the Farm Shop is a treasure trove for food-lovers – only the best local ingredients are sold, ensuring superior flavour and quality. At the cheese counter, you will find a large range of British and Continental varieties, including award-winning Barkham Blue and Village Maid Cheese from Risely. Those with a sweet-tooth will even find honey and honeycomb from the hives on the estate. The knowledgeable staff have sampled everything and are ready to assist with whatever you may need.