Award winning Farm Shop with a Cafe, Deli, Fishmongers and Butchery offering local meat.

Based in North Dorset between Shaftesbury and Sherborne.

With a growing demand for an alternative to supermarket shopping, The Udder Farm Shop was opened by farmers Jane and Brian Down in 2005 to offer a mouth watering array of food treats. Providing products that are from Dorset and the surrounding counties where possible, customers get tasty local food at a reasonable price. We are proud to have realised our dream of having a butchery, deli, catering kitchen, children’s playground, coffee shop (inside and outside seating) and store run by knowledgeable and friendly staff. Hopefully this is just the beginning; with our new extension now open, we are able to offer customers even more of the local food, produce and products that we are renowned for.

The Down farm is a 190 acre beef farm on the edge of the Blackmore Vale and the Down’s have farmed in the village for three generations since 1938. We offer our own beef in store and in our fully licensed coffee shop; we also produce some of our own pork and lamb. The rest of our meat is sourced from local family, friends and suppliers.

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The shop offers not just local food but also a wide array of local gifts, art, home wares and cosmetics. The Deli counter and kitchen offers an ever expanding range of cheeses, scotch eggs, quiches, terrines and pates. For the colder days we offer super homemade soup! We are also able to warm up any food you choose to take away should you wish, along with offering hot drinks.


Mon to Fri: 9am to 6pm
Sat: 8.30am to 6pm
Sun: 9.30am to 4pm

(Browsing only before 10am in shop on Sunday.)

Coffee Shop shuts 30 minutes earlier than shop. Breakfast is served until 11.30am. Last food orders 45 minutes before closing.

There is a small dog seating area outside adjacent to the car park. No dogs except service dogs inside.

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Go Veggie with field fare for Vegetarian Week

To celebrate National Vegetarian Week, field fare are sharing some of their favourite vegetarian recipes, using some of their delicious field fare vegetables, which are packed full of nutritional benefits and great at BBQs. Broad Bean Brushetta Not only does this dish taste incredible, there are a whole host of health benefits associated with broad beans (or Fava beans as [...]

Loyalty Cards

We are now able to offer our customers loyalty cards. For every pound you spend, you’ll get a point on your card which can be redeemed within the shop and coffee shop.

If you download a loyalty card form here, fill it in and return it to the shop, we’re offering you an extra 100 points to start you off!

Visit our sister website to buy all of your meats online. The Udder Farm Shop Butchery provides all the meat for West Country Farmer, and all the hampers are sent using products and produce from our local producers.