Daylesford Organic Farm
A whopping 2500 acres of lush organic farmland provide the stunning rural backdrop to this much-loved famous foodie institution. For the past 36 years, the land has been organically farmed by the Bamford family. If you dream of seasonal, ethical fare, the iconic farm shop, organic café and new Old Spot restaurant is the place to sample such food. Breakfast, lunch, light supper and dinner are all served alongside a selection of delicious botanical cocktails.
The Old Spot boasts a Josper and wood-fired oven, and diners can choose to eat in or take food away. Achieving both sophistication and earthiness, menus are as seasonal as can be and celebrate the ingredients on the restaurant’s doorstep – literally. Vegetables, fruit and herbs are picked each morning from the expansive market garden, while bread and pastries are made on-site.
Make a full foodie day of it and mooch around the farm shop, enjoy a guided walk of the farm, and pick up goodies at the creamery and grocers before retreating to the Bamford Haybarn Spa. Don’t miss the new garden shop, which is home of the floristry workshop space. Each lovely course involves a trip to the new Dayelsford Cutting Garden, where a meadow of seasonal blooms can be picked and gathered to be made into a beautiful, blooming arrangement.