New for 2023 is a superb, modern cafe boasting an awesome outdoor seating area with scenic views aplenty alongside serving up deliciously different breakfast and lunch dishes, great roasted coffee and locally made (and moreish) cakes!
Breakfast is served until 11:30 and on our last visit included varying eggs (benedict, royale, mushroom benedict, or just plain egg), buttermilk pancakes, sweetcorn fritters, smashed avo & sourdough, breakfast muffin (bacon or sausage with fried egg, hashbrown & cheese), bacon or sausage sandwiches and rack of toast. This in addition to their famous and filling ‘Rickyard’ breakfast served with Cumberland sausage, bacon, hashbrown, choice of egg, sourdough and sides.
Lunch is as equally pleasing with a superb range of sandwiches, toasties, salads, jackets and burgers, our favourites include the pear & walnut salad and pulled pork bap with gravy, stuffing & apple sauce. Larger plates include sweetcorn fritters & grilled halloumi, chickpea channa (curried chickpeas, mushroom & steamed rice) and pulled pork brisket.
For those with a sweet tooth the huge selection of cakes are all baked locally, flavours include apple & cinnamon (pictured), ‘old skool’ cake, chocolate & cherry (yum), nanny’s fruit slice, chocolate orange, lemon meringue, a vegan chocolate cake, caramel shortcake (gluten free), millionaire slice and range of scones.
Their newly opened benched seating overlooks the Clent Hills (do try out very own circular road cycling route) and tranquil lake is superb for resting those legs and you’ll find plenty of tables both inside their modern cafe and out in the terraced seating area. There’s dedicated bike racking visible from the seating inside directly out front too.
The coffee on tap is rotated regularly in addition to their current resident roaster, Common Coffee of Pathhead, Scotland.