Food is hugely important to us and is seen very much as part of the whole experience. Breakfast is taken with other guests around the dining room table, stories exchanged, knowledge shared over what we hope is an interesting and varied menu. We believe when you go away it's worth taking time over it - it's a great way to start the day.
|On the table|
Each day, there is a variety of fresh fruits in season to enjoy with creamy Greek yoghurt, overnight oats or crunchy granola. Croissants are baked each morning to enjoy at the table or to take away and enjoy with a late morning coffee.
|'Cooked' or something different|
We offer a really good cooked breakfast (with a little twist) and have taken time to source our ingredients from committed local producers. Always on offer is a veggie cooked breakfast including halloumi. If that's not your bag, we also like to tempt you with a few specials that change each day. Eggs HM, avocado on toast with smoked salmon and poached egg, a stack of pancakes and mushrooms on toast are a few of the current options. You can even spice it up with our popular homemade brown sauce. In addition we are very happy to make arrangements to creatively cater for vegan or other dietary requirements, just let us know in advance of your visit.
We are very fortunate to have delicious fresh, free range eggs delivered from Limebury Farm, Horns Cross. Sausages come from free-range, slow grown saddleback (happy) pigs from the award-winning Pipers Farm in Cullompton. Our bacon is cured by Hirons Artisan Butchers in Bideford from slow-grown, outdoor reared pork supplied by Presitge pork, Taunton. Our tea and coffee is supplied by DJ Miles in Porlock. We use loose-leaf tea and bean-to-cup coffee in the dining room; decaffeinated Nespresso is available . When possible we like to source regionally produced ingredients but always make our own bread daily. Our jam and marmalade is also homemade!
Let them eat cake.....
On arrival we are happy to serve you tea and 'a little bit of something' as Pooh Bear would say. You can take this out in the garden if weather permits in summer or tucked up in front of the wood burner in the guest sitting room in the winter. We bake every day so there's always a morsel of something yummy to fill that gap. Fresh milk and chilled water is available from the guests' fridge in the dining room where you will also find a Nespresso® machine. We leave fresh milk outside your door first thing in the morning for tea before breakfast.
Guests have full use of the sitting room on the ground floor where there is an extensive range of maps and leaflets about the area. We can also light the fire on chillier days while you rest aching feet after a long walk. The dining room leads off the sitting room and is where all breakfast and evening meals are served. Guests are most welcome to have tea in the garden – just let us know! This is our home, we want you to enjoy it as much as we do, so please don’t hesitate to ask if there’s anything you need.
The Farmers Arms, Woolsery - Pub or restaurant section in a stunningly refurbished pub. Restaurant offers up market, creative food - pub food equally good.
Pattard Restaurant - high standard restaurant food
Potters, Bude - café by day, fine dining by evening. High standard restaurant food, featuring local Cornish produce
The Hart Inn - beer garden, decent pub food within walking distance
Hartland Quay – stunning scenery, pint, prosecco and sunset. No frills pub food.
The Kings Arms - beer garden, pub food.
The Anchor - recently changed hands, large terrace, offer good vegetarian and vegan options
The Old Smithy Inn – Welcombe. New owners, pub grub with good veggie options. Live music - Irish and folk. Good walks and quality pottery on the doorstep.
The Old Bakery on the Square – light lunch, coffee, cake. Packed lunches can be pre-ordered and collected from 9am.
Bude – Life’s a Beach, Rosie’s (both beachside), Potter's Restaurant, fish and chips, curry etc.
The Pig on the Hill near Westward Ho! – fabulous Sunday lunch
The Old Rectory Tea Room, Morwenstowe - fab cream tea and light lunch