Fresh picks - Top accessible farm shops around the UK
Skip the supermarket and head to your local farm shop for freshly grown produce, especially now that spring is here! Right now is the time for green veggies like cauliflower, leeks, spring onions; as well as the vegetable that thinks it’s a fruit, rhubarb! Here are seven of our top picks for farm shops with good disabled access around the UK:
Uncle Henry’s is 5 star rated farm shop that is part of Grayingham Grange Farm and much of what they sell has been produced on site. Don’t forget to sample some of their homemade cakes in the bakery! One reviewer told us, ‘the café and shop are fully wheelchair accessible, as is the courtyard outside’.
This interesting Yorkshire Farm has its roots in liquorice as it worked with the liquorice plant dating all the way back to the Crusades! During their July Liquorice Festival, you can taste all sorts of weird and wonderful flavours, including pork and liquorice sausages, liquorice ice cream, and there have even been rumours of a mysterious liquorice and sea bass combination! On reviewer gave this farm 4 stars saying that staff helped her son access the pumpkin field in his manual wheelchair.
Muddy Boots is a family-friendly farm with lots of activities to enjoy around its shop. One reviewer gave this venue 4.5 stars saying there was ‘level, wide access to the café and shop’. If it’s still a bit cold outside, the café has a cosy log burning stove to warm you up!
This artisan farm shop does so much more than just food! They also have a wine cellar and cookery school, so you can learn all about food and wine matching. One reviewer gave this farm shop 5 stars saying, ‘nothing is too much trouble’ for staff during your visit.
This small family business is dedicated to cheese, and they are more than happy to show visitors how it’s made! Tours start with a historical film showing, and then guests are invited into a viewing area where they can watch the cheese manufacture. Don’t worry, you’ll get to taste the cheese too! This venue is listed on Euan’s Guide saying, ‘we have full disabled access to all areas of the visitor attraction’.
If you’re sourcing locally grown, tasty ingredients, the food larder at this farm shop will have everything you could need! It’s the perfect place to grab a picnic before sitting by the loch outside. One reviewer gave this venue 4 stars saying, ‘I love this place…it’s a lovely escape from town life’, while another reviewer told us, ‘the country walks around Loch Leven are very accessible and the scooters you can borrow can handle the terrain’.
This special venue is a well-kept secret nestled under the Pentland Hills. This specialist herb nursery also has a café and shop and has been rated 4 star by one reviewer who says it is, ‘a great place for coffee and good baking, with occasional Full Moon Dinners – a unique experience. Very accessible with a good disabled toilet’.
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