A newly re-opened destination
Stoughton Grange in Oadby has recently been taken over by The Steamin’ Billy group who have undertaken some major development works over the past few months:
The Cow & Plough
The Cow & Plough has had a sympathetic refurbishment and now features an al fresco dining area and a wood-fired stone-baked pizza shack. A one-acre kitchen garden supplies the restaurant menu with most of their fresh, seasonal produce.
Stoughton Grange Farm Shop
Stoughton Grange Farm Shop has recently opened after a major overhaul of the former dairy’s milking parlour. It features a 50-foot-long butchery, deli, cake and cheese counter, and a cafe. An artisan area is dedicated to local producers of jewellery, greetings cards, furniture, arts & crafts. Also a huge selection of foodstuffs and drinks. The emphasis is on local producers and suppliers such as Kingarth Dairy, Fosse Meadows Farm, Launde Abbey, Belvoir Drinks, Hambleton Bakery, Clarke’s & Zest frozen meals, etc.
The on-site butchers also make amazing pies, Scotch eggs, sausage rolls and pork pies. Fresh produce grown in the on-site polytunnels is also available. Christmas Markets are planned for Friday 18 November and Saturday 3 December. There are hundreds of Christmas trees on sale from late November. Just to let you know Santa’s grotto will be available from Saturday 3 December every weekend and during the week of Christmas.
The former Stoughton Grange Farm Park has also made a welcome return after closing down in 2001. There are now pigs, Shetland ponies, sheep, goats and alpacas in the fields dotted around the 15-acre woodland site and various picnic areas alongside the stunning lakeside walks. There are also glamping pods available to book with a lakeside wedding venue to come next summer. The farm shop is open 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday, 9am-6pm Friday and Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday
Stoughton Grange Distillery is opening mid-November and will produce small batch gins using botanicals collected from around the woodland site.
Other places to visits
All of this and the long-standing Lollipops Pottery Studio will make for the most perfect family trip.
Stoughton Grange is located on Gartree Road, Oadby, LE2 2FB