- Cobbs at Englefield, which is constructed from a series of converted cow-sheds that now form a space featuring a 7,000-square-foot farm shop and café, delicatessen, traditional butchery counter and florist, is set to open on 9th March
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The new Cobbs at Englefield site, which is located on the Englefield Estate in Berkshire and has been six years in the making, joins an array of other farm shops in the Cobbs Farm Co. portfolio.
The shop and café themselves have retained many of the original features of the cow-sheds, with materials either being reused or retained.
Tom Newey, chief executive of Cobbs Farm Co. said, “This investment will help to breathe new life into the currently redundant farm buildings, not only creating new jobs directly, but with a bigger farm shop we can work with even more local suppliers, farmers and growers. We have always tried to source as much of our produce locally as we can and will continue to do so.
“This is a really exciting time for Cobbs and we’re really pleased with the progress on site so far. This redevelopment has been more than six years in the planning, so to finally see the work underway is fantastic.”
Established in 2007, Cobbs Farm Co. now has seven farm shops in its portfolio, which can be found across Berkshire, Hampshire, Shropshire, and Wiltshire..
Edward Crookes, estates director for Englefield Estate said, “We’re extremely proud to be working in partnership with Cobbs Farm Co. to help revitalise the site. The new farm shop and café will be a huge asset to the local community, bringing a range of fresh local produce to residents and offering space to socialise. We’re excited to be part of this project and are looking forward to unveiling the completed project.”