9th Jul 2021
A Lake District Farmshop is a four-part series about Tebay Services: our people, our produce and the magnificent landscapes around us.
Filmed by Purple Productions for Channel 4 during the autumn of 2020, the documentary tells the story of how Tebay Services was built and how it has grown during nearly 50 years into a cherished motorway pitstop visited by 4.5 million holidaymakers, truckers and road trippers each year.
The series follows Tebay’s team of butchers, buyers, builders, bakers, cleaners, cooks and designers. It shines a light on our communities and profiles the local producers who supply our Farmshop & Kitchen.
Sarah Dunning, Chair of our parent business the Westmorland Family, explains why she is so delighted that Channel 4 and Purple Productions have captured the unique relationship between Tebay Services and the rural community it grew out of.
“When the M6 was built through my parents’ farm, they viewed it as an opportunity to diversify and welcome the world to our farm. My sister and I grew up with the business; as we grew, it grew. Tebay now is the stable for hundreds of diversified enterprises, from raw milk cheesemaking to scented candles.
“Quality local food was at the forefront of my parents’ vision when we opened nearly 50 years ago, but it is the people behind the produce and our enduring relationships with our makers that gives our business heart.
“The world is at a pivotal moment at present, and it has given us a chance to appreciate and value what is on our doorsteps. Local produce, local landscapes and communities have been at the very heart of Tebay Services, and it’s a great pleasure to share these stories with a wider audience.”
A Lake District Farmshop begins on Saturday 10 July and runs for four weeks. Watch it 8pm on Channel 4 or as a free All 4 box set at www.channel4.com
Lunch 11.30am till 7pm