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Address: Pound Lane, Stanton Saint John, Oxford OX33 1HF, England
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+44 1865 351214
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WE WILL OPEN AGAIN IN APRIL 2017. Rectory Farm is a long established Pick...

WE WILL OPEN AGAIN IN APRIL 2017. Rectory Farm is a long established Pick Your Own and Farm shop. It has a café attached as well. Mainly known for the wide range of crops you can Pick Your Own which include Asparagus, Strawberries, Raspberries, Gooseberries - cooking and dessert, Red and Blackcurrants, Blackberries Broad Beans, carrots and beetroot. Plus other crops that are available only ready picked including new potatoes, rhubarb and flowers. we have a team of pickers so we supply wholesale as well as retail and well able to meet any order for your barbecues and summer parties. The farm shop stocks a wide range of fruit and vegetables as well as meats from Eadles our next door farmer, artisan bread from Degustibus a local baker, a few cheeses and smoked products all locally sourced. Enough to be able to make a complete meal. Our Country Café provides light lunches and refreshments from 9.30am until about 5 pm. A large sandpit, bouncy castles and bale castle provide entertainment for the children.

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Safe Eating for coeliacs

This family run Pick your Own Farm and Farm shop is great for picking and buying top class fruit and veg. Great farm shop selling lots of additional veg / salads pickles cheeses... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2016
John G
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Rectory Farm is open again, and I am delighted to say that the cafe is now under the control of the owners. The PYO asparagus will be open soon, but meanwhile ready picked Rectory Farm asparagus is available. The farm shop, now managed by the helpful Gabriel is full of both unusual (e.g. pea shoots) and locally sourced foods, and... More 

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Thank Victoria H
Thame, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The management have decided that picnics are no longer allowed. Their reasoning is picnickers do not 'support their business'. How bizarre. We used to come frequently with a picnic, buy lots of coffee & cake from the shop and pick lots of produce. We will no longer be coming. Along with a lot of other local families who are looking... More 

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1 Thank Beeswhiskers
Oxford, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing Pick your Own Farm and shop-when I have time I pick my own veg and fruit-they are so well known for their Strawberries and Asparagus !! But when I'm in a hurry the shop is full of ready picked fruit and veg and eggs,bread,sauces,salad items and a really good cafe! Highly Recommended!

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Thank Gilly W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We love the local produce and wide selection of fruit and veg and everything and more that you would expect from a farm shop! Everything is fresh and there is a wide selection of everything and they stick things such as purple cauliflower that I have never seen in the bigger supermarkets! We buy most of what we need from... More 

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Thank Danielle N
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This family run Pick your Own Farm and Farm shop is great for picking and buying top class fruit and veg. Great farm shop selling lots of additional veg / salads pickles cheeses et etc. Small cafe outlet offering meals and snacks with some gluten free cakes / cookies available. But its best help for coeliacs is the cooking of... More 

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1 Thank John G
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We went there in the afternoon with the plan of looting as much fruit as possible. This was hindered by the sparseness of the fruit. While there are acres of various fruit bushes etc, not all are populated with fruit. It took us some time to fill a few punnets. Still though it was very pleasant, and the facilities for... More 

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Thank Adamconn
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I have been bringing my kids here for a few years and have always been impressed with the PYO and cafe until today.... Everything seems very tired and run down (eg kids inflatable slide with broken steps and poor condition - I can't even see how this could have passed H&S Inspections!) The once lovely cafe has now been replaced... More 

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1 Thank richm756
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for years with the children. Sadly it all seemed a bit run down today. The fruit was sparse (why direct people to bushes stripped bare?), tractor rides not on. The lovely bunting clad cake stall has been replaced by a very average and pricey cafe. And the staff were unsmiling and peremptory. What a shame.

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4 Thank Rachel H
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Went here with 2 children.. Lots of lovely fruit picking - we got mainly strawberries and raspberries, the blackberries were quite overrun so hard to battle through to pick the fruit but we managed some. We didn't see the strawberries at waist height so picked from the ones on the ground. I would recommend covered trainers/shoes as lots of nettles... More 

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Thank Anon089
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

My mum being in her 80's thought her days of strawberry picking were over so it was lovely to find this year all the strawberries are planted at chest height in troughs. Farm shop is always good with a plentiful selection of produce. Not sure the PYO is such good value as it used to be though. Was keen to... More 

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Thank isisjem
Richard S, Owner at Rectory Farm, responded to this review

Yes, the "table top" strawberries have been very popular with those like your Mum who don't have to or don't want to bend down any more. We do still have some strawberries on the ground at certain times of the year. You are not alone with finding our café, run by Barefoot, disappointing this year. From other posts you will... More 

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