Ashley Farm Shop
Shortlisted in the Great Food Club Awards 2015, Ashley Farm Shop is the sort of family-run outlet that raises the value of neighbouring houses. It’s the passionate home cook’s dream: a proper farm shop selling beef and lamb reared in adjacent fields on the Robinson family’s own farm. Chicken and pork from local producers is available too.
Alongside the butchery counter is a range of seasonal fruit and vegetables; deli items such as scotch eggs, locally-renowned pastrami and Ashley Pork Pie; plus ready meals produced by the in-house team. Home-baked cakes are available, and you won’t go wrong with the Victoria sponge, coffee cake, or lemon drizzle.
With locally made beers (Langton Brewery), spirits (Two Birds) and wines (Welland Valley Vineyard) also gracing the shelves, this is a village shop that every rural community would love to call their own. There’s even a garden supplies section.