Oakes Farm Shop and Cafe, Balsall Common

I recently visited Oakes Farm in Balsall Common. (www.oakesfarmshop.co.uk) I had read in the newspaper that the family farm had recently opened a shop and cafe and, as I’m always looking for new tea rooms and cafes, I was keen to pop along.

The cafe was easily accessible off the main road between Balsall Common¬†and Knowle and there was enough parking for about 15 cars. It is very clear that this is a new development, as it looks unfinished, but I have high hopes for where it could be in a year or two’s time.

The shop and cafe are in the same open plan building and, while the shelves of the shop looked somewhat bare, there was a good selection of produce in the farm shop. Meat, fruit and vegetables, cakes, pies, jams and preserves. A lot of this was locally made or locally sourced but, as you’d expect, prices were high.¬† Continue reading

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