I love a nice cafe stop when I’m out and about, and this week I discovered an absolute gem: The Gourmet Goat Larder, near Marlborough in Wiltshire.

Part bijou cafe, part shopping mecca for all things goat and also part of a working farm.

Things Helen Loves, picture of interior of Gourmet Goat Larder. A green bar is next to a fridge full of cakes and goat products. Images showing cuts of meat from goats on the wall. A girl is behind the counter making coffee. Marlborough, Wiltshire.

Yep, that means this cafe is run by some lovely humans but it also comes with its own tribe of cheerful, cheeky goats.

The cafe is an all weather affair, with seating in the cafe itself as well as ‘Al fresco grazing’. That can mean sitting out in the field with views across the Wiltshire countryside, or joining the goats round the corner in the yard.

On the menu, a range of sweet treats, hot and cold drinks and light meals. Also, the cutest goat biscuits. And if you think the biscuit variety is cute, wait until you see the real things.

Things Helen Loves, goat shaped biscuit at The Gourmet Goat Larder nr Marlborough, Wiltshire

The goats are incredibly friendly, more so if you have food which can be purchased from the cafe. Be warned though; they will try a little nibble on anything that comes into range including your hair and your clothes. They are very cheeky, but endearingly so.

Cue the goat gallery.

Being a working farm, the goats aren’t just kept for their ability to be cute and charming. If you want to take the goat experience home, you can shop the larder.

Meat, milk, cheese and everything you’d need to go with it. Think spice blends to knock up a good goat curry and chutneys to go with the cheese.

If the foodie side isn’t for you, there’s also goats milk soaps, bath salts, books and even vases. How lovely are the vases? I think they’ve captured those little faces perfectly.

And even goat themed toys and rompers for the littlest goat lovers.

Things Helen Loves, display of goat themed baby clothes and toy goats at The Gourmet Goat Larder in Wiltshire. Baby clothes hang on the rails while soft toy goats are arranged in a line on the shelf above.

The Gourmet Goat Larder is just a mile north of the Avebury World Heritage site and would make a great place to begin or end a walk in the area.

I’ve now ideas of owning a pair of goats called Heidi and Peter. They’d live in a little barn designed to look like a Swiss chalet complete with a balcony, shutters and window boxes. Cue the daydreams of me drifting about in a dirdnl with two bleating friends in tow.

The Practical Stuff

Find the Gourmet Goat Farmer online here.

Visit the Larder at East Farm, Avebury. 1 mile north of Avebury on the A4361, on the right-hand side when heading toward Swindon.

The Gourmet Goat Larder is open Wednesday – Sunday, 09.00-16.00

Helen x

15 thoughts

  1. How could you not visit a place called The Gourmet Goat Larder? It’s definitely on the list!

    1. ThingsHelenLoves says:

      I could have stayed all day, goats are good company.

      1. Quite! Though they might eat your scarf…

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  2. The Gourmet Goat Farm is completely charming. I don’t make it over to that side of the world often but it’s worth a visit. Those goats are so cute. Thanks for sharing!

    1. ThingsHelenLoves says:

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment Maryanne, I’m glad I could show you a snapshot of life in the English countryside.

  3. I actually need to visit this place soon. This is so cool!

    1. ThingsHelenLoves says:

      It is very cool. I think it’s actually impossible not to be happy around goats. Add coffee and cake and it’s a definite win!

    1. ThingsHelenLoves says:

      Haha! Thanks Anabel. I’ve always loved the Alpine things so it’s not such a leap. Not sure I’ll get the husband into lederhosen though..

  4. They are so cute … the real ones, and the biscuits. I think I’d be headed home after buying out the shop.

  5. Louise Jayne says:

    What an adorable place! Loving the goat biscuits, as well as the goats!

  6. What fun! I’m bookmarking this post for when I’m next down visiting friends who live in Wiltshire. πŸ™‚

    1. ThingsHelenLoves says:

      I hope you do get to go, the goats are such fun.

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