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July 23, 2017 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Book a Teddy Bear’s picnic & more – all in our latest newsletter

Book a Teddy Bear’s picnic & more – all in our latest newsletter. Click HERE to sign up to receive all our newsletters & be the first to know !


July 21, 2017 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Pork pie wedding cakes from the Apley Butchery

Pork Pie Wedding CakePork pie wedding cakes are now available from the Apley Butchery counter. From 2-5 tiers, using any mix of our 12 varieties of pork pies, they start at £179 for 3 tiers & rise to 5 tiers for £289.

We have so many different flavours of pork pie, Bob the Butcher told me he can make the cake with up to 4 flavours in the bottom tier & the 2nd tier up. You can have 2 flavours in the 3rd & 4th tiers.

Click HERE to book yours with our butcher. He’ll need 3 weeks’ notice.

July 18, 2017 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Classic Motor Day photos

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Classic Motor Day photos are right here for those of you who didn’t get to enjoy the day in person. It was our 6th Classic Motor Day & very soon you will already be able enter our 7th in 2018. It’ll be on Sunday 15 July, 10-4pm. For 2018, we can make registrations free again, as in previous years. There’s [almost] no limit to the number of cars we can accept & it’s fine to just turn up on the day. BUT … online bookings really help us organise the day & get you parked in the right spot on the day.

July 16, 2017 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Classic Motor Day & Craft Fair today at Apley Farm Shop

Classic Motor Day & Craft Fair today at Apley Farm Shop. Enjoy a barbecue, icecreams & beer in our courtyard. Sausages & burgers from the Apley Butchery counter. Beers are brewed across the field from the farm shop – less than half a mile away. Hobsons beers are also very local. Churchfields icecreams come from neighbouring Worcestershire. Shropshire artisans have on display their creativity. Chat with them to hear what drives their passion & how they make their crafts.

We’ve had over 100 cars enter for the Classic Motor Day – come & admire them. We began this show in 2012, so this is our 6th year.

Newly constructed in the outdoor play space of Pigg’s Playbarn is a fabulous Tipi / Teepee / Wigwam. Let your children make a den inside & let their creativity & imaginations run wild.

July 14, 2017 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Preparing for a 5th fabulous Classic Motor Day

Apley Craft Fair will be in our courtyard this Sunday 10-4pm, alongside the Classic Motor Day

Enjoy an Apley barbecue with Apley meats

Great Shropshire coffees in the courtyard

Hobsons beers in the courtyard

Treat yourselves to Worcestershire icecreams made by this family firm

Avoid the hassle of making your own picnic – the farm shop has ready made hampers or create your own

We’re busy preparing for a 5th fabulous Classic Motor Day at Apley Farm Shop this week.

It’s FINE TO TURN UP ON THE DAY with your classic vehicles but pre-booking online really helps us get the day beautifully organised ! Just click HERE.

On the event field, you’ll find Hobsons Brewery & Churchfields ice cream. In the shopping courtyard, pick up an Apley barbecue & hot drinks from Tilley Green (who create Lord Hamilton’s special blends of coffee for us).

Also this Sunday, browse the Apley Craft Fair in our courtyard 10-4pm, alongside the Classic Motor Day.

It’s a great value family day out – plenty of parking, plenty of good food & fun, plenty to do & see. Free entry.

July 13, 2017 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Enjoy Shropshire’s big skies & rolling hills this summer

Enjoy Shropshire’s big skies & rolling hills this summer – here’s a glimpse of the countryside around Apley Farm Shop.

July 11, 2017 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Mouth watering, foodie news from Apley Farm Shop

Broad beans Apley Farm Shop has some mouth-watering, foodie news for you. Lora has just sent me this week’s offers for you to select & enjoy:


Mr Moyden creates handmade, award-winning Shropshire cheeses. Taste a nibble of some on our Deli counter – Apley Cheshire, Wrekin white, Moyden smoked, Wrekin Blue & his Caer Caradoc cheese.

On the Apley Delicatessen counter, we have a special Sunday offer on Black’s waxed cheeses – 3 for £12. Snap up some free samples of Godminster cheese on Sunday too. Perfect for Sunday lunch.


Heartsease lemonades (425ml bottles) are on offer 2 for £4. Their latest flavour is arriving later this week – strawberry & mint. It’s great to add some gin or vodka & tastes like Pimms so I’m told !

If you enjoy a beer in the garden on a summer’s evening, we have an offer on Hobsons beers – 6 bottles for £13. Try their new Hobsons Chase whisky beer £3.15 per bottle. This is what they say about it: “Hobsons Chase is a beer of pedigree & synergy. Hobsons Brewery supplies a special Barley Wash to their close neighbours & friends, Chase Distillery [in Herefordshire]. The Barley Wash, brewed by Hobsons using local Maris Otter malting barley, is processed & distilled at Chase then conditioned for years in oak casks to make their yet-to-be-released premium whisky. Hobsons Chase is the blending of first cask whisky from Chase & Postman’s Knock from Hobsons to create a superlative whisky beer”.

Taste some Applesecco at the cash till this weekend. It will be on offer – 2 for £10.

Thirst quenching cans of fruity fizzy drinks from the Cawston Press are on offer at 99p. We spend many family days out & these are great when we need to keep up fluid & energy levels, but too busy to stop & eat. Just had a can of sparkling lemon water by Dash Drinks (who, I’m pleased to hear, use wonky lemons).

The Apley mini gin hamper will be here by the weekend, ready for summer evenings with friends. It’ll contain two tonics & a range of mini gins, so you can enjoy tasting a variety.

Fruit & veg

We have beautiful British strawberries in stock all week. Strawberries & all berries are on offer at 3 punnets for £5.

Our fruit & veg shelves are overflowing with summer produce: Vegetables include aubergine, bunches of beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, cherries, Shropshire & Cornish new potatoes, onions, Apley Walled Garden courgettes, spring greens. Great for salads are Apley Walled Garden cucumbers, radishes, rocket, tomatoes & watercress. Plus Walled Garden heritage tomatoes which will be ready by Friday. Fruits include raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, cherries & plums. All you need for meals in the garden or picnics in the park.

Our motto Taste Discover Enjoy is very apt !

July 8, 2017 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Delicious dishes in the Creamery Cafe

Blue cheese & walnut salad

Pear, blue cheese & walnut salad (Roasted pear, crumbled Worcester blue cheese, Apley honey roasted walnuts & dressed mixed leaf salad) £6.75

Ham, egg & chips, with Apley's style

Apley honey & mustard ham with free range eggs, £8.50 (Thick cut home cured ham with two free range eggs, piccalilli & chunky chips)

Smoked Mackerel

Smoked Mackerel, £7.50 (With sweet & sour beetroot & wasabi crème fraiche)

Apley Ploughman’s platter £8.50 (Roast cold meat of the day, Apley Cheshire & Harlech Wheel cheeses, tomato & apple chutney, piccalilli, Butcher’s pork pie & a granary cottage roll)

Basil pesto pasta (V) £7.00 (Pesto made with Basil from Apley Walled Garden, fresh Gemelli pasta finished with shaved parmesan cheese & toasted pine nuts)

Today, I just wanted to share these

Butcher’s sausage of the week £8.50
(Bob the Butcher’s sausage of the week served with a rich gravy, mashed potato & petit pois)

photos of just some of the delicious & very good value dishes we serve in our Creamery Cafe. Here’s the full menu too, to give you a full idea. At lunch time, you can see we’re much more a restaurant than a cafe. Menu 1

July 7, 2017 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Apley Farm Shop’s recommendations for this weekend

Black Bomber cheese – try it with Tanners Sauvignon Blanc

Pork & Marmite sausages, £5.95 per kg, great on barbecues

Heartsease drinks, 2 for £4

Tiramisu cake, £3 per slice in the Creamery Cafe

Apley Walled Garden raspberries – 2 for £3 We have two other BERRY good offers: 1) 3 for £5 on berry punnets (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries & raspberries) 2) 1 pot of 250ml Double cream & 1 punnet strawberries – for £3

Spinach, feta & tomato quiche £7.75, Served with new potato salad & dressed green leaf salad

Each week, we list our recommendations on Apley Farm Shop’s website on the Farm Shop page. We are sure you’ll enjoy some of these summery foods & drinks this weekend whilst this lovely sunshine lasts.

July 6, 2017 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Summer Fun magazine – Birthday party offer worth £9.95

Summer Fun advertIf you have school-age children, on whichever date their school breaks up for the long summer holidays, they’ll come home with a copy of this Summer Fun magazine, published by the Shropshire Star. It includes an Apley Farm Shop advert with a super offer: Book your child’s next birthday party in Pigg’s Playbarn & your child will go free. It’s worth £9.95, so click HERE to book (choose a party room or the whole barn). On the day of the party, when paying the final balance, just mention SSSF2017 at the Pigg’s Playbarn cash till to claim your £9.95 refund. Click HERE for our Terms & Conditions.