Rectory Farm

Rectory Farm, Stanton Saint John: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Rectory Farm Reviews: 4/5

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Rectory Farm is a long established Pick Your Own and Farm shop. Mainly known for the wide range of crops you can Pick Your Own which include Asparagus, Strawberries, Raspberries, Gooseberries - cooking and dessert, Red and Blackcurrants, Blackberries Broad Beans, carrots and beetroot. Plus other crops that are available only ready picked including new potatoes, rhubarb and flowers. we have a team of pickers so we supply wholesale as well as retail and well able to meet any order for your barbecues and summer parties. The farm shop stocks a wide range of fruit and vegetables as well as meats from Eadles our next door farmer, artisan bread from Degustibus a local baker, a few cheeses and smoked products all locally sourced. Enough to be able to make a complete meal. Our Tractor Shack Cafe provides light lunches and refreshments from 9.30am until about 4.30 pm. A large sandpit, bouncy castles and bale castle provide entertainment for the children.
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Oxford, UK35 contributions
Tractor Shack Café - what a great place!
Sep 2021
What a wonderfully welcoming place where you can enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat, either indoors or outdoors with the usual caveat of weather permitting.

The staff are always happy, and they greet customers with a smile. They make a great mocha coffee and the toastie ham & emmental with salad is a firm favourite of mine.

The Tractor Shack Café at Rectory Farm is a great place for a relaxed and informal meet up with family and/or friends in the countryside surrounded by PYO fields. There's plenty of (free) parking.
Written October 16, 2021
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Stockholm, Sweden15 contributions
Aug 2021
We live in Oxford and like to nip over to the Farm for pyo. Today we decided to try out their cafe and I have waited for good 10 minutes, while the staff was serving ice cream to finally put in my order in for lunch for 3 people to the staff at the counter. I was told, once they have taken the order to the kitchen staff , that the lunch is not served any more. I would have not waited , if I had known, nor should my order have been taken. After asking for a manager and saying what my experience has been , I had to put up with the kitchen staff who wanted to argue with me while the "manager " stood next to them, smiling. A very unnecessary, unprofessional and sad experience. PYO strawberries are plenty but considering the price-the same as the M&S strawberries, I will not be going there again. I think that the shop is generally overpriced these days, it was not like that before.
Written August 25, 2021
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Sally P
Marlow, UK18 contributions
Seems very well run
Aug 2021
This was our first visit here, and we really enjoyed it. We wanted to pick raspberries and strawberries, but found it was a very long walk to the strawberry field, which my joints were not up to unfortunately. So we settled for the smaller (not really ready yet) ones nearer the entrance (but still a walk). Didn't realise how spaced out it was! Everyone we spoke to in the farm shop and cafe were really helpful. It seemed very well run. We ordered lunch, which was delicious. There wasn't much choice for children as most of the food is quite fancy - brie, garlic, courgettes, pesto....stuff most young children won't eat. But we did find cheese and ham toasted sandwiches, cakes and ice cream for pudding, delicious hot chocolate and raspberry lemonades. Would come back just for the food. The staff catered for my Son's allergy really well, and also were very helpful to another customer who had spilled her ice cream. The prices in the farm shop are high, which is to be expected nowadays. Hopefully when we return there will be more fruit and veg to pick within walking distance. Overall a lovely day out and would highly recommend.
Written August 17, 2021
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Steeple Claydon, UK151 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
I visited today and it was a total letdown on previous experiences. I had planned a trip for lunch, PYO and the shop. I checked the website to ensure raspberries were available and if any time restrictions on when lunch is served in the cafe. No restrictions and raspberries available.
I was running late & checked cafe again, only times listed were for weekend breakfast.
I arrived at 2.35pm to be informed the kitchen closed at 2.30pm. No where was that mentioned on the website. All that was available was a poor selection of cake.
I decided to still do PYO, no strawberries or raspberries. I then walked the distance to the fields of cut flowers, were it said you needed to get secateurs from the shop. Not much point telling you then, that notice should have been up as you left the shop.
Good customer service is about keeping customers informed and sharing information, a total failure. I am writing this review so others don’t have wasted trips.
Written August 13, 2021
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Oxfordshire, UK62 contributions
Plenty of tasty strawberries to pick, shame about the cafe
Jun 2021 • Family
We arrived at lunchtime so decided to visit the cafe first. There was no-one on the till so after
waiting a while we had to ask for help. It transpires they were taking a delivery leaving three lots of people waiting. Lady came back with face like a slapped proverbial. We dared to asked what was in the ploughmans - "2 lumps of cheese" was the reply. So we played guess the cheese... When it arrived it was brie but the other piece wasn't cheddar, which we thought was odd. Our sons cheese sandwich also wasn't cheddar so he didn't like the taste and wouldn't eat it. They had clearly run out of cheddar and not bothered mentioning it. Ementaal type cheese was not a pleasant combination with a ploughmans. There were plenty of strawberries to pick and they were really tasty however. They have got expensive mind, £15 for 4 modest punnets, sheesh! Shame to see bouncy castle gone but the kids really enjoyed the hay bales and the sand pit. We also had an ice cream and they were yum - so pleased to see my favourite pistachio on the menu.
Written July 22, 2021
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Chloe B
London, UK17 contributions
Great morning out.
Jul 2021 • Family
Great pick your own. Plenty of great fruit to pick and easy for children to reach. The hay bakes were great fun for the children to play on. Just a shame the sandpit is full of hay but obviously not the owners fault. Great free coffee.
Written July 21, 2021
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Milton Keynes, UK2,707 contributions
Mid size PYO
Jun 2021 • Family
The Pick Your Farm had lots of options in terms of strawberries, raspberries and gooseberries. There were broadbeans but the artichokes were not fully developed for picking.

The play area is nothing much other than a sandpit and a stack of hay bales for climbing.

The cafe was a bit of a disappointment in terms of the choice. And considering that they do not allow picnics, the limited menu especially for vegetarians leaves a lot to be desired.

We did try the toasties and soup which were fresh and nice.

The farm shop is very well stocked with local produce as well as other items.

We were there for about 4 hours.
Written July 15, 2021
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Deborah T
Oxford, UK21 contributions
Lovely Farm Shop
Aug 2020
Excellent farm shop with really good quality foods and a great selection. Has kept us topped up during this trying time. One of the reasons we shopped there was because it felt so safe. Limited numbers in the shop was strictly policed, lots of sanitizer and protective screens for the staff. Fruit and vegetables are fresh and a good variety. Some interesting cheeses and dairy products. Lovely eggs.
Staff are all really friendly and helpful.
Slightly over priced but the are a small outlet and they do offer a loyalty card which earns you money off.
Will continue to shop there. Thank you Rectory Farm.
Written September 10, 2020
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rodney m
Oxford, UK80 contributions
Nice to visit but expensive
Jul 2020
Reasonable layout and a pleasant couple of hours to pass the time.
However, why do they charge £2.50 just to pick raspberries? If this was refunded of your final purchases I would understand. I would like to pick raspberries please..
That’s £2.50! Before you pick one.
Prices per kilo of other fruits is very expensive for this time of year also.
Fruit tasted somewhat of chemicals, don’t know if it’s applied in the irrigation system, maybe it’s just me. Would like more transparency as to where other products are sourced as not everything on offer is actually grown on the farm.
But’s a decent set up and nice to get out during these challenging times.
But don’t think you are going to get a nice punnet of strawberries for a couple of quid, by the time you have one or two other bits you can easily spend £30.
Written August 2, 2020
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Laura H
16 contributions
Great morning fruit picking
Jul 2020 • Family
My sister and I took our 21 month old nephew here for raspberry picking. We were met at the front by an informative man. Boards and directions were all the way through, the rasp area was covered so if it rained we would have some protection and social distancing measures were in place. We had a wonderful time. Everyone was friendly and helpful and there was plenty of fruit to pick. We even got some strawberries that we weren’t bargaining on getting today. My nephew loved it! They tasted delicious on the meringues and cream were purchased at the payment desk. Would highly recommend.
Written July 26, 2020
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Rectory Farm is open:
  • Sun - Sun 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Wed 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thu - Thu 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Fri - Sat 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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