I agree with the previous review; the sanwiches, etc are a bit pricey for what they are - they come with "side salad & crisps" but I only counted four of the latter and the former was nothing to write home about.Tasty enough, but a bit more attention to detail would make all the difference. This having been said, the egg mayonnaise filling is freshly made and utterly moreish.
The coffee's really good and the cakes delicious. If you fancy something a bit different, try the lavender tea - it's fab! In the winter it's great to stop by for hot chocolate & crumpets after a bracing walk in Dunham Park.
The Lavender Barn is tucked away, just a stone's throw from Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens. Inside it's quirky and individual - one room like a farmhouse kitchen, the other like a family room at home - very comfy sofa.
If the weather's kinder it's lovely to sit outside, enjoying the views and the farm animals - ducks, chickens, rabbits, ponies.... great for keeping the kids occupied.
The bit I like best is the open barn area, set out with plenty of wicker furniture and perfect for indoors, outdoors sitting, particularly in the early evening when the swallows and swifts are swooping backwards and forwards to their nests.
It's a lovely spot, with friendly service that makes you feel right at home. No matter how busy they are, you're never rushed, never made to feel that you have to leave.
Definitely worth a visit.
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