Tolkien once said:
Not all those who wander are lost.
That is so true. It was way past lunchtime after our visit to Castle Rising. We headed for the cafe there near the church. It looked promising at the beginning, but just as we sat down, they announced that they weren’t serving food anymore, which we found a bit mind-boggling since obviously there were still loads of customers coming in, it’s like they didn’t even care!
By this time the three of us were getting a little bit grumpy – tired and hungry. My husband though, ever the optimist, decided that we should just drive by the coast and see where it would take us.
To be fair, we did enjoy the scenery, but I guess he noticed that we were getting more and more quiet, luckily for us, we were headed for a lovely surprise just around the bend.
The husband noticed a sign to what looked like a farm-shop and we all know that they always serve good food, don’t they? He turned to us and asked if we wanted to stop. T and I both said yes, we were that hungry. And as we parked, I noticed a Yurt that looked like they were serving food. I quickly went inside and was welcomed by a very friendly-smiley-waiter. I asked “Are you still serving food?” He smiled and said “Yes!”. I swear I could’ve kissed him when he said that.
T ordered a fish-finger sandwich from the kiddie menu. We were expecting a few fish fingers stuck in a bun, but was pleasantly surprised when this arrived:
Does this look like a kiddie meal to you? Admittedly, she needed help, which her dad gladly did.
I ordered a mixed-seafood noodle dish, not really knowing to expect. Wasn’t too sure about it when it arrived and I saw an egg on it. But absolutely enjoyed it. I don’t know whether it’s because I was starving, but it was really good and filling.
I give this restaurant five stars for food and service. Their waiters were all lovely, friendly and accommodating. Apparently, at night they also have live music so if you’re in the area, do visit Shuck’s Restaurant at Thornham. Click here if you need directions on how to find them.
After a delicious meal, the three of us were definitely energised and decided to have a little poke around Drove Orchards. There weren’t just apples, but there were also pears and other fruits as well.
After walking around the fruit orchard, the three of us headed for the farm shop and decided to buy more than a couple of bottles of fruit juice from this lovely orchard to take back home with us. They were all delicious!
Thank goodness for Shuck’s Restaurant and Drove Orchard for saving the day! If you’re looking for good food or like orchards, do give them a visit.