Rectory Farm
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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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  • europe_city_lover
    London, United Kingdom89 contributions
    Disappointing
    Disappointing visit- we’d visited two years ago & had a lovely time so went again at the weekend…real lack of strawberries, not much savoury food available in the cafe, dirty tables & hardly any picnic benches (not enough for the number of visitors). Such a long wait for a ham sandwich. Park area very small & crowded. Perhaps it’s become very popular & can’t keep up with its own success. We’ll look for other PYOs with better facilities & lunch options.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 20, 2023
  • karen H
    Thame, United Kingdom1 contribution
    Grown too big and too greedy.
    What a disappointment. I’ve been coming here since a child. Now 63 and doing my weekly shop since before lockdown. Advertised raspberries ( picked out and not ripe) strawberries ( a good 1 mile walk) gave up on anything else. Nothing I couldn’t get in the shop. Too hot, no seats visible, screaming children. To top it off the lady in the cafe was short and off hand. I had to queue twice as I’d missed the food blackboard. Seriously. Look after your regulars.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Ellie_itchy_feet
    36 contributions
    Shame they close PYO a whole hour before farm closes
    I'm a regular and usually pick a significant amount of fruit, use the milk machine and get a drink and ice cream at the cafe. This time we arrived just short of an hour before closing and were told fairly tersely that PYO was now shut. I said I only wanted a punnet of raspberries, knew where they were, would be done in 15 minutes but no - PYO closed. This seems a strange way to run a PYO farm! Meanwhile, the stragglers still in the fields were being chivvied out by staff on quad bikes. I gather one party had sneaked in after hours and were being genuinely hollered at by a staff member. I'm sure they were being cheeky and irritating, but they'd picked a lot of fruit which I'm assuming they were on their way to the shop to pay for. It didn't look right. Meanwhile, all we could do was cafe, playground and get some milk on the way out. We all had ice creams. I'm pretty sure the ice cream portions we were served were the smallest I've had anywhere! A 'small' consisted of two small balls the size of damsons, rolling around at the bottom of their smallest cup. They weren't running out, I think it was just tightness. I've had much more proportionate servings there on previous visits. I don't understand why the cafe wants to treat customers like that. I do appreciate the difficulties PYO farms face these days. They're seen as days out, not just somewhere to nip to and pick some fruit. I often see large family groups out there, swinging half a punnet of strawberries while the kids chase around the fruit rows and help themselves. Other PYOs have started charging customers per head for the privilege of picking their own fruit - I choose not to use those farms. But I can see that PYO farms are now visited by people who do take the mickey - I can only assume that was the reason behind the staff behaviour I saw the other day.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 21, 2023
  • oxford_uk_2000
    Woodstock, United Kingdom84 contributions
    Good cafe; need to sort out the toilets
    Despite paying nearly £50 to use the cafe which was good as friendly staff; my family were told we would have to use a freezing single plastic portaloo positioned in front of all the tables and play area, as we were expected to pay a further £20 to join the pumpkin event so that we could use the proper toilets and needed a wristband. Madness. We went to Bunkers hill instead and purchased our pumpkins there.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 22, 2023
  • A I
    17 contributions
    First visit
    We visited on a busy Saturday morning for some pumpkin picking with two young children. A 7 and 5 year old. We arrived at around 11am and it was already busy and we had to park in the secondary carpark, which is basically a muddy, bumpy field. That was really an issue as it is a farm after all. But it was a bit tatty, scattered with old farm equipment and run down looking mobile homes. I pursume these are accommodation for the worker?!. A slight queue to get in but not too bad. The farm area where the pumpkins were located were all ok. And the children had a great time choosing the pumpkin that they wanted. The cafe and picnic /play area was ok although it stated only food bought at the cafe can be consumed. Which is a bit rubbish when you have children. Obviously food and drink were ludicrously overpriced like it is everywhere. £4 for a small hot chocolate! I would say the actual farm area needs some attention as its a bit tatty compared to other farms you are able to visit. Overall, kids had a good time but probably wouldn't return
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 24, 2023
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ce92x
United Kingdom50 contributions
Jul 2020
I visited today with my Mum, 5 year old daughter and 11 year old Niece.
The young lady on the PYO gate was very welcoming and informative. We walked to the PYO strawberry field and had a wonderful time, social distancing was not a problem as it is such a big place, we had 1 whole side mainly to ourselves.
They have an outside PYO pay station where they also sold cream.
As it was lunch time we decided to stay for lunch, this is where 2 stars were lost.
We queued for the cafe and there is a menu on the door, we all picked what we wanted and the rest of the family sat at a picnic bench. On ordering, the young man didn't really have a clue what he was doing. I thought nothing of it and went to our bench to wait for our food. On arrival of our food 1 sandwich was missing and my 5 year olds bacon sandwich was on sourdough rather than a roll. We asked where the missing sandwich was to which the server looked at the receipt and we were told we hadn't ordered it, I know I did! He said he'd check with the kitchen and did not return. Whilst everyone was tucking into their sandwiches, I went on the hunt for mine, this is where I met a very stressed out lady in the cafe who politely told me my sandwich was on the way. Sandwich came with the wrong bread but I was just glad of something to eat.
The girls then wanted ice cream, on waiting to be served, the stressed lady appeared once again and told the server he had again not charged customers for sandwiches they'd ordered or put them through the till, she then said he wasn't charging enough for a child's sandwich, it should be £4.50 (!!) rather than £3.50, however on the menu it was £3.50, she then asked him to go on his lunch whilst he was serving us. My daughter has a peanut allergy and disappointingly there were no suitable ice creams for her. I ordered her a chocolate milkshake and was told it would be taken to our bench. 15 minutes later still no milk shake so once again I went to find our order! They really need to train up their staff, I would hate to see how it is ran on a busy day.

Its a shame that the cafe had let down our day, however we will return, just not for lunch!
Written July 23, 2020
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Bev D
Aylesbury Vale, UK38 contributions
Jun 2020 • Family
Have been here so very many times and was looking forward to it being our families first outing since restrictions on movements as had read about social distancing being observed. Sadly we were met at the entrance by a very negative sounding man which made us question whether to go in or not. We chose to go in as we had come all that way to get there. Once in we had a pleasant time picking strawberries in a relaxed setting. To go into the farm shop you would have to go back to the entrance and queue again in the shop entrance queue, so we decided not to bother and just pay for our strawberries. Although there is an outside kiosk for payments there is no organisation for the queue to pay nor shelter, if you get caught in the rain, let's hope you have a brolly. The staff at the paying kiosk were very friendly, although a bit on the slow side. So all in all the strawberries were good but the staff and the organisation sadly made the visit less fun and friendly than we know it has been in the past. Not sure we will be back again this year.
Written June 7, 2020
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rodney m
Oxford, UK82 contributions
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 hey..it’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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Ellie_itchy_feet
Oxfordshire, UK36 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
I'm a regular and usually pick a significant amount of fruit, use the milk machine and get a drink and ice cream at the cafe. This time we arrived just short of an hour before closing and were told fairly tersely that PYO was now shut. I said I only wanted a punnet of raspberries, knew where they were, would be done in 15 minutes but no - PYO closed. This seems a strange way to run a PYO farm! Meanwhile, the stragglers still in the fields were being chivvied out by staff on quad bikes. I gather one party had sneaked in after hours and were being genuinely hollered at by a staff member. I'm sure they were being cheeky and irritating, but they'd picked a lot of fruit which I'm assuming they were on their way to the shop to pay for. It didn't look right.

Meanwhile, all we could do was cafe, playground and get some milk on the way out. We all had ice creams. I'm pretty sure the ice cream portions we were served were the smallest I've had anywhere! A 'small' consisted of two small balls the size of damsons, rolling around at the bottom of their smallest cup. They weren't running out, I think it was just tightness. I've had much more proportionate servings there on previous visits. I don't understand why the cafe wants to treat customers like that.

I do appreciate the difficulties PYO farms face these days. They're seen as days out, not just somewhere to nip to and pick some fruit. I often see large family groups out there, swinging half a punnet of strawberries while the kids chase around the fruit rows and help themselves. Other PYOs have started charging customers per head for the privilege of picking their own fruit - I choose not to use those farms. But I can see that PYO farms are now visited by people who do take the mickey - I can only assume that was the reason behind the staff behaviour I saw the other day.
Written August 21, 2023
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Donna R
Oxfordshire, UK13 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
We visited with our dog on a sunny Sunday afternoon specifically to see the sunflower fields. We weren’t disappointed as they were spectacular! Our dog wasn’t allowed in amongst the crop, which is perfectly understandable, but we could walk around the perimeter with him and we took it in turns to walk in between the blooms. There are lots of different crops available and a sign at the entrance tells you what’s ready, what’s over, and what isn’t ready yet. There was some lovely produce in the farm shop and the cafe was pretty full, so we didn’t use it.
At £1 per bloom we felt that was a fair price for the sunflowers and will definitely visit again before the season ends 🌻
Our only disappointment was that despite welcoming dogs there wasn’t a poo bin to be found anywhere.
Written August 20, 2023
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Gordana30
Stockholm, Sweden19 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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A I
17 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
We visited on a busy Saturday morning for some pumpkin picking with two young children. A 7 and 5 year old.

We arrived at around 11am and it was already busy and we had to park in the secondary carpark, which is basically a muddy, bumpy field. That was really an issue as it is a farm after all. But it was a bit tatty, scattered with old farm equipment and run down looking mobile homes. I pursume these are accommodation for the worker?!.

A slight queue to get in but not too bad.

The farm area where the pumpkins were located were all ok. And the children had a great time choosing the pumpkin that they wanted.

The cafe and picnic /play area was ok although it stated only food bought at the cafe can be consumed. Which is a bit rubbish when you have children.

Obviously food and drink were ludicrously overpriced like it is everywhere. £4 for a small hot chocolate!

I would say the actual farm area needs some attention as its a bit tatty compared to other farms you are able to visit.

Overall, kids had a good time but probably wouldn't return
Written October 24, 2023
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Rob D
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK48 contributions
Dec 2022
I had booked a table for 7 of us today and we were welcomed into the cafe area. No table was ready for us but was soon sorted and we sat down. It was very cold in there with just a couple of small heaters which didn't give out much heat.
As we had travelled 55 miles to meet up with friends, we were wanting the toilet and told just outside, turn left and they are there. There was over 100 yards away along a very muddy track and when we got there th Gents was locked with a keypad of which we were not told the number. We ended up using the Ladies and disabled and then trudged back with mud over our shoes which was then walked into the tea room.
Three of us had coffee which was fine but four of us had tea which was between cold and tepid, although after pointing this out it was soon replaced with boiling water, and to be fair she didn't charge for two of the teas.
The other disappointment was that there were no toasted tea cakes.
Overall because of the lack of accessable toilets l have only given it a poor review
Written December 2, 2022
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Sally P
Marlow, UK24 contributions
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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Agata P
12 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
There should be a disciplinary action taken towards the cafe manager who closed the door on several kids, including mine, and prevented them from getting an ice cream even though the cafe was open (it was 3.30pm and they shut at 4pm!)! So kids could see the ice cream, seen customers being served but couldn't understand why ice cream couldn't be served... And tbh neither did I? One thing comes to mind... The cafe manager wanted to tidy it up sooner and be done with it, not carrying about customers at all.
Left kids crying, and our strawberry picking ruined, will NOT be returning.
Written July 3, 2022
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