Battlefield 1403 Farm Shop and Café, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Battlefield 1403 Farm Shop is situated a few miles north of the medieval market town of Shrewsbury on the site of one of Britain’s bloodiest battles. Part of the Albrighton Estate, ‘Battlefield 1403’ houses a butchery, delicatessen, café and Battlefield exhibition.
A really unique place to shop and one that’s perfect for foodie history buffs. At Battlefield 1403 Farm Shop, you can learn about the Great Battle of Shrewsbury whilst shopping for locally sourced produce. Sit down to a delicious lunch and then go for a post prandial stroll along the historic path to the nearby church of St Mary Magdalene, built on the site of the battle’s mass burial grave.The Foodie Travel Guide
- Buy local produce in the Farm Shop
- Stop by for lunch
- Walk the heritage trail
- Learn about the Battle of Shrewsbury
Go Shopping on a Battlefield
Launched in September 2010, the Battlefield Deli has since built up a strong reputation for selling locally-produced cheeses and charcuterie. Its kitchen produces ready meals, soups, desserts, pies, cakes and tray-bakes. Savoury dishes are made on site using the estate’s own beef and lamb. There’s a particularly extensive array of pies, home grown vegetables and free range pullet, duck and quail eggs. You’ll find local wines and ales, sweets, chutneys and preserves on the shelves too.
Have a Battlefield Bockerglory
Pull up a pew in the Sparrows Café for lunch or afternoon tea. Try the delicious Battlefield Beef and Shropshire Ale Pie with Horseradish Mash followed by the Battlefield Bockerglory.
Learn About The Battle of Shrewsbury
Discover an Unusual Use For Rose Honey
- Keep an eye on the Battlefield 1403 Farm Shop website for special foodie events
- Visit in mid August for the Shrewsbury Flower Show. The show’s Marches Food Hall displays an extensive range of produce from top quality local specialists
- Visit the National Trust property, Attingham Hall, to walk the fungi trail, see the productive kitchen garden and take Afternoon Tea
Pullet eggs are from hens that are just starting to lay so they are naturally slightly smaller in size for the first month of laying. If you use them to bake, just add an extra egg. Pullet eggs are usually discarded by supermarket chains but the chef Jamie Oliver has recently raised awareness of this issue to encourage people to use them and to support farmers.
Where to Stay
Drapers Hall Restaurant & Boutique Rooms in Shrewsbury – a 16th century timbered building full of character and located just a 2 minute walk away from Shrewsbury Castle. Dine in the restaurant and stay in one of its four individually furnished rooms.
Fantastic for me! Please take me for a lovely walk along the historic path.