The Waitrose Farm
Leckford Estate was purchased in 1929 by John Spedan Lewis, founder of the John Lewis Partnership. We have been farming the 2,800-acre estate for over 90 years and are proud to be the Waitrose & Partners Farm. We are the only UK retailer owned farm producing fresh local produce, supplying our delicious harvests to Waitrose & Partners store across the UK.
Leckford Estate is a diverse commercial business, spanning property, food production and farming, retail and leisure activities.
Since 2004, we have dedicated ourselves to passionate British farming and caring for the environment, making us a LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) demonstration farm.
We are a team of over 160 partners and practise The Waitrose Way of healthy living, fair treatment, environmental kindness and championing British produce.
We are a working farm and we welcome visitors to our retail shops. Visitors can also enjoy chalk stream and lake fly fishing, golf and our unique water gardens via prior booking arrangements.
Visit Leckford Estate
As a working farm, we welcome visitors to our Farm Shop and Café, where visitors can enjoy our seasonal, fresh food and cakes, drinks and snacks. And if you're after specialist plants, Longstock Park Nursery is where visitors can browse and purchase our extensive range of exotic and home-favourite shrubs and flowers, as well as handmade gifts and homeware.