Stoughton Grange Farm Shop & Distillery: Leicestershire’s Newest Food and Drink Destination

Stoughton Grange Farm Shop & Distillery is the newest addition to Leicestershire’s food and drink scene. Bill Allingham (pictured), a veteran of the pub industry and co-founder of Steamin’ Billy brewery, is behind the project, which promises to be one of the most exciting new food and drink ventures in the region.

The farm shop, cafe, farm park, kitchen garden, gin distillery and pub, The Cow and Plough, are all located on the Stoughton Grange estate near Oadby. In addition, the property houses other independent businesses such as Nature’s Play and Build Green.

The farm shop, which is housed in the old milking parlour, offers a range of locally sourced produce, including meat from Fosse Meadows chicken and Launde Farm lamb, homemade pies, Hambleton Bakery bread, and vegetables grown in the kitchen garden. “I want to connect customers with local food and offer the sort of produce people enjoyed 80 years ago before supermarkets started jetting blueberries and avocados all over the world,” says Bill.

The Cow and Plough pub, located next door to the farm shop and cafe, serves hearty pub classics and locally brewed beer. The pub is steeped in history and oozes character, making it a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.

Stoughton Grange Park, which sits in 30 acres of park and woodland, will be developed over the coming months to provide customers with an opportunity to enjoy the natural surroundings. Customers will be able to go on woodland walks and eat picnics by the lake.

Steamin’ Billy, the brewery founded by Bill Allingham, takes its name from his business partner’s old Jack Russell, Billy. The energetic dog would run so hard that he would come back from his adventures with steam rising from his body, inspiring the name and logo of the brewery.

Stoughton Grange Farm shop & distillery is a must-visit destination for food and drink enthusiasts looking for locally sourced produce and a unique dining experience.

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Matt lives in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. He is passionate about the independent food & drink sector and founded Great Food Club in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town.