Award-winning Cirencester farm shop under new ownership

Butts Farm Shop

Tarryn Draper hopes to be bringing home the bacon in her new role as proprietor of Butts Farm Shop and Tearooms.

42-year-old Tarryn will run the butchers, shop and tearooms while the farm will remain in the capable hands of Judy Hancox, who will continue her work with the rare breed animals on the farm.

Tarryn, originally from South Africa, said: “We used to take our eldest daughter, Alexandra, to the farm when we holidayed here.

“When we moved back to the UK two years ago, Alexandra volunteered on the farm in her summer holiday and then continued to work on the farm on holidays and weekends. In the height of the second lockdown, I asked Judy if she needed help one day, it was then I fell in love with the charm of the shop and farm.

“In the run up to Christmas Judy had mentioned that she wanted to spend more time with her animals and that she would shut the shop, I offered to take it off her hands – so here I am.”

Butt’s specialises in fresh off the farm, grass fed, and traceable meat, with a focus on rare breeds, such as Gloucester Old Spot and Oxford Sandy and Black pork, North Ronaldsdale and Norfolk Horn Lamb and Longhorn beef, amongst others.

“I believe in good quality meat, I also wanted to add some new lines to the offering so have brought in some different suppliers and products for you all to try as well as some lovely homeware including chopping boards from a local craftsman.”