Local Produce / Shopping

Rutland is well known for its fertile soil and rich traditions of arable and livestock farming.

View our handy Food & Drink Map with cycling route and list of places to eat

Local businesses are thriving and there’s a greater variety of local produce for sale in our markets, farm shops and cottage-run enterprises than ever.

Rutland also has specialist importers of wine from across the world, Bat and Bottle just outside of Oakham, specialise in quality Italian wine, and Oakham Wines on the Market Place also source beers and spirits.

The finished product:

Hambleton Bakery opened in 2008 with the aim to bring the flavour back to bread using organic flours and products free of preservatives, enzymes and enhancers. The bakery and shop just outside of Exton (follow your nose) is not the only place to get these wonders, you will find their shops in Oakham, Stamford, Market Harborough, Oundle and West Bridgeford – but there’s also a good chance you’ll taste something of theirs if you eat in a local restaurant. Buy online here

The Grainstore Brewery have a large variety of beers, ales and ciders, brewed right here in the heart of Oakham.

The Grainstore Brewery was recognised in the 2023 SIBA Business Awards, which highlight the best beer businesses across the UK.

‘Nip’ was awarded Overall Champion Cask Beer of 2023 and a gold medal in the Cask Imperial and Strong Beers 6.5 per cent category. Whilst ‘Rutland Beast’ was awarded a silver medal. Buy online here

Multum Gin Parvo produce a range of gin flavours inspired by Rutland, including ‘Strawberry & Rutland Lavender’ and ‘Earl Grey & Rutland Honey’. Buy online here

Blue Aurora Wine made from 100% English blueberries at a local farm. Buy online here

Quality ingredients:

Northfield Farm stock their own beef, chicken, pork and lamb and also provide veg boxes and other essentials and goodies. Buy online here

Otters Fine Food sell a range of artisan and traditional produce including cheeses, meats, charcuterie, deli, fish and a selection of treats, gift hampers and much more. Buy online here

Whissendine Windmill is one of England’s few remaining fully operational nineteenth-century windmills which has towered over the picturesque village since it was built in 1809. The fully restored mill produces more flour types than you most people know exist: plain, strong white, wholemeal and organic stone ground flour, bread and pastry flour, spelt and barley flour, ryemeal and oatmeal flour, plus middlings and bran available for pigs, chickens and horses! It supplies many local restaurants, pubs and food producers, including Hambleton Bakery.

Rutland Rapeseed oil is grown, pressed and bottled on the shores of Rutland Water and is big in flavour, nutritional value and healthy eating. Buy through Otters Fine Food above.


Sourcing locally produced ingredients is a high priority in Rutland, residents take full advantage of regular markets and Farmers’ Markets, and visitors too can discover the flavour and value of real local goods such as local cheeses, local bread, fresh meat and fish.

Many pubs and restaurants use the best of what is local and seasonal in their ever changing menu’s so you can experience the best quality the region has to offer.

In Oakham, the Farmers’ Market takes place on the 3rd Saturday of every month, so if you want to reduce your food miles and be assured of the origins of your meat this is the place to shop.  In between the Farmers Markets, regular markets still provide top quality local fruit, vegetables and other goods. Oakham has a weekly market on Wednesdays and Saturdays plus Uppingham and Stamford’s market days are Friday

Hambleton Bakery

Hambleton Bakery on Cottesmore Road, Exton sprung into life in 2008, since then the little shop at one end of the Bakery has surpassed all of our expectations. Traditional bread, made slowly with top quality English or French stone ground flour, makes up a significant part of our output.

Rutland Garden Centre, Village Store & Café

A family-owned, independent garden centre with restaurant, cakery and food market on the outskirts of Oakham, located within a selection of tempting shops at Rutland Garden Village courtyard with children’s play area.

The Dairy Barn Cafe

Home of Ferneley’s Ice Cream, an adventure golf course, children’s play areas and an amazing countryside view from the cafe, visitors can be sure of a warm welcome come rain or shine.

Mallard Point Vineyard & Distillery

Mallard Point is a family-run Single Estate Vineyard and Distillery located in Essendine, Rutland, offering tours and creating a range of local gins and still and sparkling wines.

Gates Farm Shop & Butchery

With a focus on offering the finest produce, sourced locally wherever possible, Gates Farm Shop promises customers a true foodie experience.

Food & Drink Map

Rutland is a county bursting with flavour! The variety and quality of produce made in this area is astonishing.

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Baines Bakery

Baines Bakery are a small traditional family run bakers, situated in an early 17th century building in the market town of Uppingham. A true local favourite,  the bakery has been passed down five consecutive generations of the Baines family and continues to produce quality bread, cakes, sandwiches and more, all of which are made on the premises.

Jimmy’s Rutland Smokehouse

Jimmy’s Rutland Smokehouse was born over 10 years ago at The Kings Arms in Wing. It was the seasonal glut of Trout (and the need to preserve them) that got the ball rolling, and now you can pre-order a selection of tempting goodies and collect them onsite.

Uppingham Fine Foods

The place to buy your luxury foods and indulgent treats, making it a top destination for foodies!

Bat and Bottle Wine Merchants

Bat and Bottle are Rutland’s only specialist importers of Italian wine.  Truly multum in parvo, we are winners of the Decanter Retailers Awards for Best Italian Wine Merchant, and came second for Best Subscription Wine Club, as wel as being the first ever (2020) London Wine Fair Wine Buyers Award for: UKs ‘Best Online Specialist Wine Buyer’.
Our small warehouse on Oakham Enterprise Park is packed with artisan wines – shoppers are welcome to drop in whenever we are open; we sell directly to the public and there is no minimum purchase. Our wine club was shortlisted by the IWC as one of the UK’s top two wine clubs, we have even represented UK small businesses at Downing Street… You can be assured that though serious when we buy our wines, you will never find life is too serious when you shop with us.

Rutland Garden Centre, Village Store & Café

Rutland Garden Village, Ashwell Road, Langham, Oakham, UK

The Dairy Barn Cafe

Whissendine Road, Leesthorpe, MELTON MOWBRAY, Leicestershire, LE14 2XJ, United Kingdom

Mallard Point Vineyard & Distillery

Mallard Point, Bourne Road, Essendine, Stamford, UK

Gates Farm Shop & Butchery

Gates Farm Shop, Somerby Road, Cold Overton, Oakham, UK

Baines Bakery

Baines Bakery, High Street West, Uppingham, Oakham, UK

Jimmy's Rutland Smokehouse

The Kings Arms, Top Street, Wing, Oakham, UK

Uppingham Fine Foods

6 High Street East, Uppingham, Oakham, UK

Bat and Bottle Wine Merchants

18D Oakham Enterprise Park, Ashwell Road, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7TU, United Kingdom