Tetbury Farmers Market

The Cotswold countryside is not only spectacular to look at, but supports and inspires some of the best producers in the land: from vines and organic vegetables that grow directly from Cotswold soil to whisky made from locally grown barley. The Cotswolds also nurtures brilliant bakers, ice cream makers and curers of meat. Here are ten producers we thought you ought to know a little more about.

The Cotswolds Distillery is the first and only full-scale distillery in the Cotswolds. Using the best local ingredients, they craft world-class spirits and liqueurs including the award-winning Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky and Cotswolds Dry Gin.

Visit the distillery to enjoy a tasting and tour, or even join in a blending masterclass!

Little Oak Vineyard planted their first vines in 2005 and have gone on to produce high quality white wine, award-winning sparkling wine and a superb brandy.

Owned by Steve and managed by Gemma, who also hosts the tours, their most recent accolade is being awarded Gold in the 50 Greatest Sparkling Wines of the World competition.

Give your tastebuds a treat with a vineyard tour and wine tasting.

Part of the Cotswolds establishment, Huffkins, a family run craft bakery, was established in 1890. Their founder, Mr Titcomb, baked in a tiny stone cottage, delivering freshly-baked goods from a wood fired oven by donkey and cart.

Fast forward to 2021 and you can sit in one of their four Cotswold cafes to delight your taste buds with cakes, breads and pastries all made with locally sourced ingredients.

Abbey Home Farm is a mixed organic farm with an award-winning farm shop and cafe. The cafe is famous for its salads inspired by over 150 varieties of vegetables and soft fruit grown in the garden. On Sundays you can take a walk on the farm trail and then enjoy a traditional Sunday lunch.

Upton Smokery is a family business specialising in smoked meat, game and fish of the highest quality. When the British game bird season starts around September time, the smokery gets into full swing, smoking local whole partridge and pheasant.

Visit them for a spot of lunch in the Firehouse and while you are there pick up some treats to take home. 

The Cotswold Curer was born of a love of charcuterie developed during childhood holidays in France. Based in the heart of the Cotswolds, they use local outdoor reared pork from both rare and traditional breeds to create a mouth-watering selection of handmade air-dried salamis, chorizos and pancetta. Find a stockist to pick up some treats to enjoy with a glass of something special by a roaring fire.

In 1925, Albert Winstone, a French Polisher, was made redundant but luckily for us Albert came across a Victorian ice cream recipe and Winstones Ice Cream was born!

Today, four generations later, they still use the same Victorian recipe but now have 17 different flavours that you will find stocked all over the Cotswolds, as well as at their own shop. 

Tewkesbury Mustard is continuing a tradition that dates from before the 16th century, an artisan product that was even mentioned in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part II. ‘He a good wit? Hang him baboon! His wit is as thick as Tewkesbury Mustard.’

The team have been making unique artisan products in a small kitchen since 2013. Why not find a supplier or shop online to enjoy one of England’s finest mustards?

All Godsells cheeses are made with milk from their own herd of cows and it’s very much a family affair: Liz Godsell is Master Cheesemaker, with husband Bryan pasteurising the milk and helping make the cheese. Even Liz’s parents are part of the local delivery team! With handmade cheeses named Three Virgins, Uley Tump and Holy Smoked, you're sure to be back for more of this award-winning Cotswold cheese.




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