Cobbs Farm Shop & Kitchen

Bath Road

Hungerford, RG17 0SP

01488 686770

Parking: Yes

Disabled access: Yes

Gazette ratings:

Food: 8/10

Choices: 8/10

Decor: 8/10

Customer service: 8/10

Main course prices: £9.95-£10.95

TripAdvisor rating: 3.5/5

COBBS Farm Shop, on the main A4 from Froxfield to Hungerford, is a great journey stop-off and boasts a butcher, fishmonger, delicatessen, vineyard, café, florist and even a play barn to let the little ones burn off energy.

We arrived about noon on a Saturday and found the car park to be almost full, showing what a popular destination it is.

The café serves breakfast, main meals and light bites, using homegrown or local produce where it can.

We found it about three-quarters full of couples and young families and considered ourselves lucky to bag a table.

We found it to be a very child friendly place to eat overall, with a thoughtful basket of children's books provided to keep the little ones amused while waiting for their food.

The menu offers about five choices, including pies and stew, plus light bites including quiche, salad and toasties, and a specials board.

We ordered a Cajun chicken burger from specials menu (£9.95) and two sourdough Hobb's House toasties (£6.50 each), a ham and cheese and a goat's cheese and red onion marmalade, which were both served with dressed leaves and homemade coleslaw. These were accompanied by a couple of coffees (£2.50) and hot chocolates (£2.20) to which we could have added cream and marshmallows for an extra 35p.

The staff were helpful in pointing out that the adult Wiltshire ham, egg and homemade sauté potatoes I had ordered for my daughter also came in a child's portion (£5.50), as we hadn't realised there was a separate children's menu.

We settled back with the Mr Men and the Hungry Caterpillar but didn't have very long to wait.

The ham, egg and potatoes was just about perfect, with a generous helping of thickly-cut ham and it was of a good size for a child.

My goat's cheese toastie was divine, perfectly complemented by the marmalade and the homemade coleslaw got the thumbs up, but the other toastie was a little more disappointing as it seemed bland in comparison.

The burger was hearty and tasty and clearly home-made with a hint of spice.

We didn't venture into the play barn, which is aimed at the under-eights and has a variety of entrance prices according to age, but it looked to be popular.

Customers can pick their own produce here as well and there is a large terrace and outside children’s play area.

Feeling suitably full, we set off to Savernake in a bid to burn off some calories but will definitely return when in the area.

In all, our lunch came to £37.75, not bad value for a family of four.