Eating and shopping near Downs Banks

A family eating their picnic lunch sitting on a log in woodland

Although there is no food for sale at Downs Banks you don't need to go hungry.

Rugs at the ready

Many visitors enjoy picnics on the hillsides, the valley or the woods. There are benches and picnic tables near the busiest paths.

Local food

There are many places to eat near Downs Banks. Barlaston can be reached along the footpath from the north west corner of the Downs and has two pubs. Local town, Stone, has a rich variety of places to eat, from gourmet restaurants to excellent traditional fish and chip shops.

On the first Saturday of every month Stone also hosts a Farmers' Market in the High Street, where locally produced food is available from many stalls.


Nearby Stone has supermarkets and all the excellent shops you would expect from an English market town.The High Street market has varying stalls on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.The monthly Farmers' Market is held in the High Street on the first Saturday of each month. Many other villages in the surrounding area have local shops, pay a visit to Barlaston, Tittensor, Yarnfield and Swynnerton.