FOLLOWING a rise in demand for its homegrown produce, an Ellesmere estate is set to extend its opening hours for two more days a week.

Owners Clare and Ian Mainwaring have extended the opening hours of their Oteley Estate farm shop and café to include Sundays, as well as Thursdays.

The 2,000-acre farm is home to Beef Shorthorn and Highland cattle, a flock of sheep, and some pigs, selling homegrown beef, lamb and pork and produce from the kitchen garden, plus locally sourced food, drink and gifts.


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    Clare said: “We’ve seen demand for our homegrown meat and produce rise, which is fantastic.

    “Our customers love the quality and flavour of our products, and it means a lot to them to know it’s grown on their doorstep, rather than being shipped from hundreds or even thousands of miles away."

    The café is in a converted barn on the stable yard and they have invested in a new adjacent outdoor covered area.

    It serves Iron and Fire coffee and homemade treats and gives visitors a chance to explore the 10 acres of private gardens that overlook the mere.

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    Clare added: “For a delicious selection of meat and locally produced products, look no further.”

    Oteley Estate’s café and farm shop is now open every Thursday and Sunday, 10am – 4pm.

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