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.

Battlefield 1403 Farm Shop and Cafe Shrewsbury

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.

Battle 1403 won ‘Best Farm Shop, Small Retailer of the Year 2019’.

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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.

Deli Counter Battlefield 1403 Farm Shop
Free Range Eggs Battlefield Farm Shop

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

The Battle of Shrewsbury was waged in 1403 between an army led by the Lancastrian King, Henry IV and a rebel army led by Henry Percy from Northumberland.
The battle, a precursor to the War of the Roses, was the first in which English archers fought each other on English soil. It demonstrated “the deadliness of the longbow”.
Battle of Shrewbury Exhibition
Battlefield pies at Battlefield 1403 Shrewsbury

Discover an Unusual Use For Rose Honey

During the battle, Prince Henry was hit in the face with an arrow, sustaining a near fatal wound. The prince fought bravely on and recovered later thanks to the skilled treatment of his physician. He reportedly used elder pith, rose honey and white wine to remove the embedded arrow head and prevent infection.


  • 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

Cook’s Tip

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.

Planning a weekend break in Shropshire?

Check out these recommendations for the Best Places to Stay in Shropshire.



Fox terrier, Mr Hendricks expert dog friendly days out Shropshire

Fantastic for me! Please take me for a lovely walk along the historic path.

Mr Hendricks

How to Find Battlefield 1403 Farm Shop 


Battlefield 1403 Farm Shop, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3DB


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Sally is the founder and editor of The Foodie Travel Guide. She travels around the UK and beyond in search of the best foodie days out, tasting experiences and delicious places to stay. She loves a glass of English sparkling wine, afternoon tea with friends and escaping London for gastronomic adventures.