Today’s walk led us to what is possibly one of the best cakes I’ve had for ages, via a scrummy bacon sandwich. All in all it was a very good food day!!
We started in Freshwater at the ‘End of the Line’ garden centre and headed north to Yarmouth. It’s a relatively easy round walk, over farm fields, to Yarmouth and back along the estuary path.
Out first stop was at the Kings Manor Farm Shop and Cafe. It had just started to pour down, so the very accommodating owners let us take the dogs inside (as long as they promised to behave!). Inside is a small shop selling fresh produce at one end, and a cafe at the other. We knew it was all going to be fresh when we were told, that because the fresh fish delivery hadn’t arrived yet, all the fish items on the menu were unavailable. Not to worry, the bacon sandwich in rustic bread did me just fine!!
The Hubster and my Mother in Law both had the home made Tomato, Beetroot, and red pepper soup, which was as equally yummy as my sandwich.
After the rain stopped we headed over the fields to Yarmouth. Yarmouth is probably one of the prettiest towns on the north of the Island. It is where the ferry from Lymington lands, which is one of the shortest journeys from the mainland at just 20 minutes. It has loads of lovely shops – gifty but not tacky tourist, some nice pubs, tea shops and cafe’s. My Mother in Law steered us towards Butterflies…….and what a good steer it was!!
It’s in a small backstreet of Yarmouth, and is a real little gem. As well as a tea room it has a small selection of gifts, and some amazing artisan chocolates. We all ordered cake to go with our very tasty Tea Pigs. I had blueberry and white chocolate sponge, the Hubster had Victoria Sandwich and my Mother in Law a Cranberry and White Chocolate Cookie.
They weren’t the biggest of slices, but boy were they good. The buttercream frosting was sweet and fluffy and the cakes a were lovely light sponge. I know Butterflies didn’t have the seaview of some of the Yarmouth Tearooms, but the friendly service and delicious homemade food certainly made up for it. Seriously, if you ever go to Yarmouth, Butterflies is pretty unmissable!