Food & Drink

As you may expect, The County of Good Taste provides a variety of local produce for sale in our markets, farm shops and cottage-run enterprises, alongside retailers specialising in sourcing the best produce from all over the world.

If you are looking to enjoy a nice tipple with your local food, pop into Oakham Wines in Oakham, and Bat & Bottle at Oakham Enterprise Park, who will be able to help you select the perfect choice.

Don’t miss Otters Fine Foods with their array of cheeses, meats and more, plus a visit to one of the Hambleton Bakery shops is a must. You will need some refreshment after all that shopping, so head to Grainstore Brewery to sample their famous brews.

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

Food & Drink Map

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

Discover Rutland Food and Drink map

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.

Belvoir Castle & Engine Yard

Belvoir Castle’s history dates back to the eleventh century. It is the ancestral home of the Duke of Rutland, where the family have lived in an unbroken line for almost a thousand years.

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.

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.

The Barnsdale Brasserie – 1760

Originally a 17th century farmhouse on the Exton Estate, home to the Noel family (Earl of Gainsborough) for generations at the head of a horse chestnut tree-lined avenue, The Barnsdale is now a superb 44 bedroom hotel and restaurant, named 1760 after the year the original lodge was built.

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.

New Lodge Farm Shop & Restaurant

Award winning farm shop, butchery and eatery just south of Rutland, New Lodge Farm has been owned by the Singlehurst family for over 100 years, focusing on cattle and sheep production by using traditional organic methods of farming.

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.

Edith Weston Village Store & Post Office

Start Date: 01/01/2016

Tucked away just off the main road of the South Shore of Rutland Water is a real find. This extremely well stocked family owed shop has been serving the pretty village of Edith Weston for the last 3 years, and saves the drive into Uppingham or Oakham.  All the essentials are good quality, at affordable prices, and most importantly, the staff are friendly and helpful.

Mallard Point Vineyard & Distillery

Mallard Point, Bourne Road, Essendine, Stamford, UK

Belvoir Castle & Engine Yard

Belvoir Castle, Grantham, UK

Gates Farm Shop & Butchery

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

Northfield Farm Shop

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

The Barnsdale Brasserie - 1760

The Avenue, Oakham LE15 8AH, UK

Jimmy's Rutland Smokehouse

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

New Lodge Farm Shop & Restaurant

New Lodge Farm Bulwick, Laxton Road, Corby, UK

Bat and Bottle Wine Merchants

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

Edith Weston Village Store & Post Office

Off Church Lane, Edith Westo, Rutland, LE15 8EY, United Kingdom