Daylesford Organic Farm
A whopping 2500 acres of lush, organic farmland provides the stunning rural backdrop to this much-loved famous foodie institution. For the past 40 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 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 rotisserie grill 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.
Stay a while in a beautiful Cotswolds cottage on the farm and enjoy a cookery school course or make a full foodie day of it and enjoy a guided walk of the farm, and pick up organic goodies from the farm shop before retreating to the Bamford Haybarn Spa. Don’t miss the home and garden shop, which is also home to the floristry workshop space. Each lovely course involves a trip to the Daylesford Cutting Garden, where a meadow of organic seasonal blooms can be picked and gathered to be made into a beautiful arrangement.