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. 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 selling 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

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.

Rutland Food & Drink Trail

Rutland is a county bursting with flavours! Discover the array of local produce available within this food and drink map, with a handy list of places to eat locally.

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.

The Dairy Barn Cafe

Home of Ferneley’s Ice Cream and a new adventure golf course, visitors can be sure of a warm welcome come rain or shine.

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.

Otters Fine Foods

Otters Fine Foods brings a new dimension to the food shopping experience. We offer the most wonderful naturally smoked fish, meats and cheeses, all smoked using traditional methods with no artificial colourings, flavourings or preservatives.

Northfield Farm Shop

Our principal aim at Northfield Farm is to source and produce premium quality Beef, Lamb and Pork, which has lived well and humanely killed. We hang it carefully and appropriately and lastly butcher it toprovide the very best quality to all our customers.

Blue Aurora English Blueberry Wine

The story of Blue Aurora begins at Lutton Farm; a family run farm, just outside the picturesque town of Oundle. The Long family have been farming here since 1960.

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.

Multum Gin Parvo

Inspired by the Rutland county motto Multum-in-Parvo or Much-in-Little, we designed a range of Gins to capture the essence of this wonderful area. Using ingredients that have been sourced locally, we’ve come up with some beautiful and unique gin flavours that we hope you enjoy as much as we do.

Gates Farm Shop & Butchery

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

Rutland Food & Drink Trail

Rutland Cycling Whitwell, Bull Brig Lane, Oakham, UK

The Dairy Barn Cafe

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

Jimmy's Rutland Smokehouse

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

Otters Fine Foods

44 High St, Oakham LE15 6NZ, UK

Northfield Farm Shop

Whissendine Lane, Cold Overto, Rutland, LE15 7QF, United Kingdom

Blue Aurora English Blueberry Wine

Lutton Farm, Lutton, Peterborough, UK

Bat and Bottle Wine Merchants

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

Multum Gin Parvo

Wireless Hill, South Luffenham, Oakham, UK