Posted on November 13, 2020
After a wonderful summer and early autumn spent visiting or supporting our favourite foodie spots across The Cotswolds, lockdown means we must find different ways to indulge in local culinary treats and creations. From online hampers and platters to drive-thru home cooked meals, plenty of companies across The Cotswolds are ready to keep locals fed and watered in delicious fashion.
Check out our list of 10 foodie companies you can support in The Cotswolds during this lockdown.
Daylesford Farm is a Cotswolds staple for delicious, organic food and drink shopping. For evenings or weekends when you don’t fancy cooking a whole meal, Daylesford’s kitchen has wonderful homemade meals such as roasted vegetable lasagne and cottage pie that you can pop in the oven and guarantee a tasty, healthy dinner.
Shop from the comfort of your own home at Daylesford Farm's online shop.
The Cotswold Platter Co. was born from a concept of grazing tables as a new style of casual, social dining. However lockdown in March is what brought this company to life and their aesthetically pleasing grazing boxes featuring cheese and charcuterie treats proved to be popular among locals!
Perfect if you fancy something a little different for a stay-at-home date night or special treat, all of the grazing boxes are home delivered and can feed up to four people.
Jesse Smith butchers are extremely popular in The Cotswolds for superb meats - restaurants and gastro pubs also use them! We got our organic turkey from them for Christmas last year and it was absolutely delicious. They cannot be faulted on service and if you fancy some quality meats but don’t want to leave the comfort of home, Jesse Smith also have an online shop offering local delivery.
Woodchester Valley is a family owned boutique vineyard and winery in the south of The Cotswolds. With three vineyards situated within the Stroud valleys all of the wine is grown, produced and bottled right here in The Cotswolds.
Offering virtual tastings to keep the vineyard experience going throughout lockdown, Woodchester Valley have a delectable selection of white, red and sparkling wine to purchase online. They offer mainland UK delivery so you can capture a taste of The Cotswolds from wherever you are in the UK.
To pick out a tipple, check out Woodchester Valley's website.
If you’re in need of something extra special to celebrate a birthday or event during lockdown, look no further that Poulton Hill Estate’s award-winning sparkling wine. Their English sparkling brut has taken home five awards since its creation and with a palate reminiscent of an English summer, it’s sure to warm up these long winter evenings.
To try out their award-winning wines, head on over to their website.
With Christmas very much on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about assembling the perfect cheese board! Party or no party, Christmas always calls for cheese and Cotswold Cheese can guide you as you build the perfect board including crackers, pickles, chutneys and maybe even some truffle honey.
With various shops across The Cotswolds, you can either pick up your selection in store or have your cheese delivered straight to your door with overnight delivery.
Order your own indulgent cheese board over on The Cotswold Cheese Company website.
Very Vanilla is run by passionate baker Daisy Pratt. From creating beautiful, design-led wedding and birthday cakes to patisserie-based desserts and luxury brownie boxes, if you’re in need of something sweet this winter, look no further! Her indulgent brownie boxes are the ultimate treat for anyone with a sweet tooth and they’re available for local collection in The Cotswolds or nationwide delivery.
The website is currently under maintenance, but you can enquire about sweet delights over on Very Vanilla's Instagram in the meantime.
If takeaways aren’t usually your thing, then these drive-thru options which have popped up for lockdown could be just what you need for an evening off.
Polly from Hassle Free Weekends and Amelia have created Winstone drive thru and share their menu on Instagram each week for collection on Saturday night and this week’s menu includes slow cooked lamb tagine with herby couscous and harissa yoghurt. There’s a children’s meal option and the good news is that each main comes with a dessert.
The New Inn in Coln St Alwdwyns has also launched a 'drive thru' option, with their popular burger menu available for pick-up.
Created by renowned farm shop Fillet & Bone, the Cotswold Food Hampers are the perfect choice for local, luxury foodie gifts containing exquisite produce from across The Cotswolds. They have a wonderful variety of hampers that cater to everyone from vegans to beer lovers, all of which can be ordered online and shipped anywhere across the UK.
Click here to check out their website and treat yourself or someone special to a Cotswold Food Hamper.