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Summary

£61
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Lady Bamford’s two-decade-old farm shop and café may be “home to the Chipping Norton set” but it’s “delightful” nonetheless, especially “when the weather is pleasant enough to sit out under the brollies in the courtyard and people-watch while having something tasty for lunch”. Popularity doesn’t come cheap, but one reporter found it “very reasonably priced” this year, bucking the usual critiques.

Summary

£57
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Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Lady Bamford (wife of JCB heir, Anthony Bamford) opened this chic farm shop and café near the family’s 1,500 acre Cotswold estate about twenty years ago (and later on, spin offs in London). Fans love it, declaring: “it may have a reputation for being pricey, but the interiors are great and the food is just not as expensive as you might expect, given the exquisite perfection of the place”. Critics can’t get over the lack of value though: “the popularity is undeserved: it is just an out-and-out very expensive tourist trap”.

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£57
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Lady Bamford’s Cotswolds headquarters is “an experience worth travelling to” for a gawp at her art-directed farmer’s market cornucopia and a nibble of the ‘mindfully raised’ native breed meat and organic vegetables served in her posh ‘Trough’ café. Though deep in the countryside, expect Chelsea prices.

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£56
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Lady Bamford’s “bouji” farm shop is “still doing exactly what it says on the tin” – the “perfect antidote to country pubs”, with its faux-rustic formula of “clean-eating and fresh local produce” consumed amid “posh locals and towny tourists”. Caveat? “We try not to look too closely at the bill as it’s usually extortionate!”

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Daylesford Organic Farm, Trough Café Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Daylesford Organic Farm, Trough Café Restaurant in GL56, Daylesford by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Daylesford Organic Farm, Trough Café restaurant.
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Perfect location for a late breakfast on a ...
Reviewed 8 months, 26 days ago

"Perfect location for a late breakfast on a sunny day. Prices not so shocking now other restaurants have caught up."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£12.50 £22.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Opening hours
Monday8 am‑4 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday8 am‑4 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday8 am‑4 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday8 am‑4 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday8 am‑4 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday8 am‑4 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Sunday10 am‑11:30 am, 12 pm‑16:30 pm

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