The sign outside Country Store enticingly read "creamy lemon ice cream". Inside, the store is full of ancient cash registers, rusty kitchenware, sundry Victoriana and a variety of homemade jams, marmalades and chutney. An ancient, droopy basset hound rescued by the owner ambles lugubriously around the property. At the back, there's a delightful covered eating area plus more tables and chairs in the garden. The Aga being out of action, we were informed that it was cold food only, which was fine with us given that it was pushing 40 degrees C in the shade. On offer were a Prince Albert platter, a cheese and fruit platter, chicken salad and quiche with salad. Although the Country Store isn't licensed, white wine is available by the glass. The platters we chose were delicious and showcased local cheeses, salad ingredients from the garden, multi-grain bread and the owner's lemon and chilli chutney. The ice cream lived up to its description. A delightful lunch spot and we went away with some chutney and marmalade to enjoy during the rest of our stay.
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