About Us

A family run farm shop

Family run business

The Udder Farm Shop is a family run, award-winning farm shop and restaurant based on the edge of the Blackmore Vale near Gillingham.

Opened in 2005 by farmers Jane and Brian Down whose family have farmed in the village for four generations since 1938, our mission is to offer tasty, local food and to support and champion local and independent suppliers.


We offer products from around Dorset and the surrounding counties and, with our home-reared meat sold in the shop and served in the restaurant, we believe very much in offering an alternative to supermarket shopping and in being part of the whole process from pasture to plate. Our team of friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff make it an enjoyable shopping experience and can offer expert advice on our produce.

Restaurant and Coffee Shop

In 2019, we extended our coffee shop to include a bright and spacious bright dining area and wrap-around bar, offering customers more space and a choice of different seating areas to enjoy.

We will continue to improve and expand our facilities, whilst always being mindful that our customers love us for our relaxed and independent shopping environment and our friendly and personal service.

Online Shop

In 2020, to support our customers through Covid, we launched an online ordering platform as well as a home delivery service.

We take great pride in being able to offer our customers traceable meat at competitive prices, and offer meat boxes and grocery services to local customers via van delivery or collection, and national delivery by courier.

We also offer customers hampers and local products that aren’t easily available outside of the county of Dorset.

We look forward to welcoming you to Udders soon and hope you enjoy your visit.

Jane & Brian