Ludlow Farmshop


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With brighter lights and wider aisles than your local supermarket, the sparkling interiors of Ludlow Farmshop offer a visionary glance into the future of the weekly shop. Located inside a dashingly done-up barn, you’ll find a cornucopia of produce lining the shelves of this Shropshire establishment, mostly grown, reared or made on the surrounding estate. Offering a plethora of choice without compromising on quality and provenance, it makes filling your basket a doddle.

Opened in 2007, the shop sits within 3,237ha of pastureland on Oakly Park Estate, near the bucolic Shropshire Hills. A refurb two years ago has added an air of spring-cleaned freshness to the cathedral-sized barn. Wooden crates stacked with green-topped carrots and berthy beetroots back onto rows of award-winning preserves, roasted-on-site coffee beans and fresh-baked sourdough. You’ll be able to take a class in making their award-winning preserves later this year, but for now, a lusty dollop of blood orange-and-gin marmalade on toast should pique your interest. For savoury palates, the tongue-tingling spicy carrot relish is best matched with the estate’s dairy delights, made

just 3km away. Try the Cheese With No Name – brie-like and wickedly rich. Behind the counter, knowledgeable dairy dame Dawn is only too happy to give cheeseboard tips. Then it’s on to the bountiful butchery, where head butcher John – guided by 28 years of butchery experience – navigates the best cuts to grace your weekend table. Try the estate’s own Gloucester Old Spot bacon, beetroot-cured, for a Scandi-influenced addition to a fry-up, or look to the delicate rose veal for a tenderly textured dinner-party showstopper. Our pick? The estate’s beautifully marbled Hereford-Limousin cross-breed beef brisket.

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