The roadside publicity is a little confusing, advertising breakfasts and teas but no lunches. I had to stop on my way to Newcastle to ascertain that they were open for lunch. The welcoming staff made me want to come back for the actual meal.
I returned with the family and found the place to be child-friendly, with sheets of paper and crayons available for colouring in. I ordered the all-day traditional breakfast and was ready to go without bread, until I discovered that they actually have gluten-free; a pleasant surprise.
The components were of very good quality and very well cooked. The children enjoyed their jacket potatoes and I was impressed with my bacon, black pudding and poached egg. Even the beans seemed specially tasty. The only disappointment was the tea: it was on the threshold of drinkability, and after a couple of sips I gave up on it.
The staff were welcoming, attentive and careful in the service. The place is clearly well run, although it would do well to find a faster way to process the queue for orders.
The restaurant it adjacent to a farm shop which deserves a proper look. I will return for that.
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