Over the past twenty years the Cotswolds has changed dramatically. The picture used to be one of thatched buildings with old ladies in white pinafores serving tea. The whole game changed and changed dramatically for the better when Daylesford Organic farm shop opened in 2002. Daylesford is a one of the “must visits” for guests at our Cotswolds B&B.
Daylesford had been farming organically for 35 years and the shop and restaurant were a natural extension to their great ethos. However I don’t think that anyone expected the shop to have the impact that it has had.
Daylesford products are of the best quality and their packaging is some of the best I have seen in my life. It perfectly captures the beauty of the modern Cotswolds.
They have gone on to Notting Hill, Pimlico, Marylebone, Selfridges and internationally.
The farm shop sells a variety of fresh produce, meat, freshly prepared, wine food and kitchen/dining accessories.
Their cheese room is heaven.
The main section of Daylesford consists of the farm shop, a restaurant, a florist, a clothing section, cookery school and spa.
Obviously all produce is fully organic and many products are available for people with special dietary needs.
The florist section has a great selection of candles and other small items which make great gifts.
The cookery school looks like tremendous fun and offers a variety of courses suited to all skill levels. Friends of ours will be taking a course soon and I will post about their experience.
I will post a separate write up of the restaurant but I will say now that the restaurant is always busy and a good tip if you have not booked is to put your name down on their waiting list as soon as you arrive and then go off and browse the beautiful shops.
Daylesford is located near Kingham, a short drive through beautiful countryside from our Cotswolds B&B via Long Compton and other beautiful Cotswolds villages.