Butchers

Over 75 years of combined experience in the butchery craft.

Our team of Butchers, Tom, Jack & Aaron are all experts in their field. They pride themselves on sourcing the highest quality, ethically reared meats from local farmers who they know and trust. 

Our local farmers include, Mark Robinson in Gnosall for Rare Breed Beef, Packington Free Range Farm in Tamworth for Pork & Chicken plus Rue Barn Farm in Eccelshall for Lambs.

Our Butchers are always ready to share their recommendations, cooking tips and offer any advice you may need 7 days a week, so feel free to pop in and have a chat.

We are also famous for our Homemade Sausages, made using Packington Free Range Pork, our Boozy Banger won a Gold Award at last year's Winter Fair Produce Competition.

This video is a brief snapshot into a Day in the Life of our Butchery Team.

Our beef & pork arrive to us as a full carcass and our team of skilled Butchers pride themselves on using every cut possible, whether it by through making our sausages from scratch, home-curing our bacon or our homemade burgers. This also means we can cut to size and are on hand to help with any top cooking tips or advice you require.

We believe in the importance of eating good quality meat & understanding its provenance, which is why we are proud to work with a great team of local Farmer’s to ensure this standard is always met.

Artisan Bakery

Handmade and baked to perfection.

We make and bake everything by hand in our Farm Shop bakery using premium organic and Cotswold flours.

A wide selection of oven fresh breads, rolls, cakes and pies are available daily: pain aux raisin, belgian buns, jam, custard & speciality doughnuts (these are a must try!), scones, crusty rolls, a variety of flavoured focaccia, mediterranean bread, sourdough and much more! 

Our Head Baker, Ian, prides himself on making seasonal produce and, wherever possible, ingredients direct from our Farm.

Deli

Homemade pork pies, pasties, luxury sausage rolls, scotch eggs, gourmet pates and seasonal salads are just some of the delights that can be found on our deli counter.

We aim to provide predominantly local and British produce, and where possible use suppliers close to our shop to reduce the amount of food miles travelled.

With the opening of our new bakery, we now make freshly cut sandwiches and baguettes – perfect to pick up for a quick snack or spur of the moment picnic alongside the canal on a sunny afternoon.

If you’re tempted to get something you’ve never tried before, please ask for a little taster before you buy.

Fresh Produce

We work with local Farmers to provide the freshest selection of produce possible.  Our Milk is from Wells Farm Diary based in Bradley, Stafford, our Free Range Eggs are farmed by Ross based in Market Drayton & we grow a range of fruit & vegetables here at the Farm.

Sustainability & our environment are both important to us so we encourage our customers to bring their own containers/bags & now offer a refillable milk service.

Homeware & Hampers

We now have a dedicated gift area in our Farm Shop. Food and fresh produce will also be the most important part of our identity but we are now offering homewares, an ethically made children's range and eco friendly products that compliment these food products.

We are also pleased to support local creatives such as Rock the Scent, Maja Piechocka Candles, Emily Adores, Wriggly Tin Soap, Orla Hope Art, Lisa Henderson Art & Staffordshire Pebble Pictures to name a few, by stocking their beautiful creations.

We’ve been creating bespoke hampers to order for over 30 years. All you have to do is tell us who the gift is for, their tastes and your budget and we will carefully select items and beautifully wrap your hamper ready to give to that someone special.  We especially like to pack them full of local produce and our Staffordshire Hampers are proving our most popular by far!

If you would like to place an order with us for a hamper, please fill in the adjacent form and a member of our team will come back to you within 24 hours.

Loyalty Card

Collect points every time you make a purchase at our Farm Shop & Café and enjoy these exclusive benefits:

  • 1 point (1p) for every £1 spent at Canalside Farm Shop & Café which can be redeemed against future purchases!
  • Double Points Days!
  • Special offers throughout the year from a free coffee in the Café to 10% off in the Farm Shop!
  • Email updates of current Loyalty Programme deals inc. newsletter
  • Be the first to hear about our Canalside events, from Kids Creative Workshops to Murder Mystery Evenings
  • Free keyring fob. If you forget your card you can still log your points!

And much more!

Small farm shop of the Year 2020

It's official! We have been awarded Small Farm Shop of the Year at the FRA Awards! Thank you to all of our wonderful customers for your continued support!