Visit a working trout farm....
Bibury Trout Farm is one of Britain’s oldest, and certainly most attractive, Trout Farms.
Founded in 1902, by the famous naturalist Arthur Severn, to stock the local rivers and streams with the native Brown Trout it now covers 15 acres in one of the most beautiful valleys in the Cotswolds, the Coln Valley. The crystal clear waters of the Bibury Spring provide the essential pure water required to run the hatchery which spawns up to 6 million trout ova every year.
The village of Bibury itself has been referred to as the ‘most beautiful village in England’ by William Morris and is well worth a visit, with the historic Arlington Mill, Arlington Row and the beautiful St Mary’s Church.
What's on offer…
Something for everyone can be found in our quality gift shop, catering for all ages and pockets from a souvenir pencil to a collectors cottage!
Our recently refurbished fish shop now houses a wonderful range of wines, deli products, and preserves as well as quality breads, eggs, milk etc.
Our delicious fresh and smoked trout is a must - ideal on the BBQ!
For the Kids, Large and small…
Children of all ages will delight in seeing the trout leap
out of the water in their quest for food thrown by visitors -
be careful not to get splashed!
A large variety of other wildlife abounds on the Farm - cygnet and ducklings a very popular sight.
Our play area will keep the children amused while parents enjoy a coffee and a piece of our home-made cake or enjoy a light lunch together in our terrace cafe.
For the more adventurous, or the budding fisherman, our Catch Your Own’ Fishery is an ideal opportunity to catch your supper or get hooked on a new hobby. Open at weekends during March - October, and during the local school holidays, we provide all the equipment and help if required.
What we do each day…
Visitors can learn about the Rainbow and Brown Trout while you wander in the beautiful surroundings. You may well see grading in progress when the fish are selected for size and quality before being transported to new homes in oxygenated water in specially made fibre glass tanks. Feeding is done daily by staff and the water comes to life as the fish vie for the last morsel.
Information boards give a insight to what goes on in the hatchery and fryary areas and staff will be delighted to answer any question you may have.