The Next Chapter of The Farm Stratford…

We are excited to announce that on Monday 3rd April The Farm Stratford will be transferring its business across to Cobbs Farm Shops. This has not been an easy decision, but we truly believe that Cobbs will take The Farm Stratford to the next level. Cobbs are known for their excellent, skilled in-house butchers, locally sourced produce and fantastic own label products.

The Wells Family are beyond proud of the past 6 years! From the derelict building The Farm once was to adapting through the pandemic, battling on going price increases and the general ups & downs of business. However, we see this as an opportunity not to be missed and feel it would be beneficial to all involved at The Farm and the future growth of the business. It is not a goodbye (we are not that easy to get rid of) it is a chance for us to focus on the other aspects of The Farm Stratford and our new collaborations, including Lee James Garden Centre with a ‘Pick Your Own Dahlia Field’.

Cobbs already have four successful farm shops, delis and restaurants in Hungerford, Englefield near Reading, Winchester and Basingstoke. There is a clear synergy between Cobbs & The Farm Stratford. Cobbs work closely with local suppliers and producers and they champion independents near to their 4 locations. Cobbs will be opening a fantastic, traditional butchery counter that focuses on quality. Here is what they have to say:

“We look to source our meat from local farms, whose standards of welfare and attention to detail match our own exacting standards. We take an active interest in the farming techniques being used, as well as ensuring welfare standards are kept high for all stages of the animal’s life – from grazing on the pastures of grass to the Dry Aged conditioning methods we employ to care for the meat.”

Cobbs Farm Shop host fantastic events including sausage making workshops, courses and much more. They also have quirky attractions such as a giant double decker bus, huge kids play areas, open air cinemas, sunflower fields and pumpkin picking. On top of that all of our planned Cookery Courses and Workshops will still go ahead. You are in for a real treat!

The Wells Family would like to thank our team, customers, suppliers and corporates for your ongoing support of The Farm Stratford. You have been there through our ever-evolving journey, and we cannot thank you enough! We are really looking forward to the future, and we can’t wait to see what Cobbs Farm Shop has instore for you.

Business is as usual! Opening hours will remain the same, our animals are not going anywhere and you will be seeing all the same, familiar faces working at The Farm. Cobbs Farm Shop are super excited to be working alongside The Farm’s management; Kay, Hannah, Gaz and Tony and our original team. They are looking forward to sharing their 17 years farm shop experience with The Farm family.

Lots of love, Charlie, Richard, Penny & Mango the Pup x

To find out more about what Cobbs have to offer visit their website.