A farm shop with a difference is opening in the Cotswolds later this month.

Bennetts Farm Shop, in Leighterton near Tetbury, will be the first self-service vending-machine farm shop of its type in the area.

Husband and wife farming duo Simon and Tara Best wanted to to offer their grass-fed Aberdeen Angus beef directly to local consumers.

The couple’s ‘Cotswold Angus’ cattle are home bred, born and reared at Bennetts Farm.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Aberdeen Angus cows at Bennetts FarmAberdeen Angus cows at Bennetts Farm

The shop will also feature a milk vending machine from the neighbouring farm The Leighterton Dairy, as well as a coffee machine and syrups for milkshakes.

Simon and Tara are also in discussions with other local farmers about stocking their produce.

Opening day is Saturday, March 26 from 1pm-5pm. There will be a coffee and drinks bar, family entertainment, a chef creating food using Bennetts Farm beef and a competition to win a hamper. Free parking is available.

After that the shop will be open daily from 8am-7pm.

Grass-fed Aberdeen Angus beef

Tara said: “We can’t wait to welcome people to the grand opening of Bennetts Farm Shop.

"We are so excited to make locally grown, raised and produced food available to people living, passing through or visiting our much-loved local area.

"We know our grass-fed beef has so many environmental and health benefits compared to many supermarket equivalents and can’t wait to see what people think of it.

"We’re also proud to be able to support other artisanal food and drinks producers, giving them an outlet for their produce.”

Bennetts Farm Shop is located just outside the village of Leighterton near Tetbury, at the postcode GL8 8UP. Search hires.durations.roof on what3words for the precise location.

Follow Bennetts Farm on Facebook and Instagram for updates from the farmyard and more information on the other food and drink available at the shop.