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Hayles Fruit Farm in Gloucestershire

The farm was originally planted in 1880 by Lord Sudeley. Although the name may suggest it was in some way connected to the Castle this was not the case.

At this time Lord Sudeley also planted a further four fruit farms on the outskirts of Winchcombe although regrettably these have long since been removed. The land was originally planted with apples and cob nuts and in fact we still have some of the original cob nuts and one original Bramley tree left. This can be viewed from the Gillettes nature trail.

Now, more than 100 years on, Hayles Fruit Farm continues to operate as a commercial venture. The Harrell family, who have been farming at Hailes since 1950 continue to farm 134 acres of mixed fruit.

Traditionally the fruit was marketed through the local wholesale markets but as the business developed they were to become part of a co-operative organisation in order to market their fruit more effectively.

This saw the introduction of selling to the supermarket chains. With the viability of growing English fruit very borderline our diversification programme was then born.

We welcome all our visitors with a range of things to see, do and visit. Sample the culinary delights of the Tearoom or take home fresh produce from the Farm Shop. For a longer stay, lovers of the outdoors can enjoy our Caravan and Camping facilities. We are within 50 minutes of the Cotswold Way so its very convenient for backpackers. Additionally, our Nature trail has probably one of the most stunning views of the Cotswold Way you will experience.

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