Lotmead welcomes visitors with refurbished shop and café

By Jamie Hill - 28 May 2024


Lotmead Farm Park and PYO has reopened for the season boasting a refurbished café and shop with a focus on fresh, local goods.

  • David Baird, Farm Manager and Mandy Day, Shop Manager at Lotmead Farm

    David Baird, Farm Manager and Mandy Day, Shop Manager at Lotmead Farm

Visitors have already been wowed by the work completed, which includes a new kitchen area and serving area, as well as a redesigned shop selling a wider variety of goods and small gifts as well as firm favourites too.  Local producers Berkeley Farm Dairy will be joined this year by Ray’s Ice Cream and Malmesbury’s Tracklements condiments.

The play area has also been refreshed ready for the season and the animals returned to their summer homes in the pens which were built last year.

Mandy Day, shop manager at Lotmead Farm Park and PYO, said: “Despite the challenges presented by the weather this past winter, we’ve been working hard to transform the shop and café into a fresh and welcoming place.  We will be starting off with a simple offering and aim to build from there, particularly in response to customer feedback and what people tell us they want to have.  We have also introduced a selection of little treats and gifts in the shop, and introduced ready picked produce for those days when you don’t have time to go into the fields yourself!

“The play area and animals are already proving popular and families have been keen to come and say hello to their favourites, including Denzil the donkey and Tango the Shetland pony.  We’ve also got new faces this year with baby rabbits, guinea pigs and a young golden pheasant.”

Lotmead Farm Park and PYO is now open daily from 9.30am until 5pm.  Strawberries will be ready to pick next month, although there is currently pre-picked asparagus, grown at Lotmead, available from the shop. 

Further into the season, there will also be raspberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, red currants, blackberries, broad beans and sweetcorn available to pick.

For the latest offers and information on picking and availability visit www.lotmead.co.uk

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