One of the things that drew us to Shipston when we were looking for a good locations for our Cotswolds B&B was that Shipston has an unusually high number of independent businesses. In fact, corporate shops are more the exception in Shipston and are far outnumbered by the independents.
It also helps that this area of the Cotswolds takes food and drink very seriously.
Taste of the Country is a lovely deli which recently has had a total makeover. They stock a lot of products from local producers but what is more impressive is that more than half of their products are made in house. They have also won a National Great Taste award for their dark chocolate brownies.
This shop is well worth a visit!