I recently discovered Oakley Grange Organic Farm Cafe, nestled between Hathern and Shepshed, near Loughborough. A family run working farm, Oakley Grange has existed for over 200 years and more recently, runs as fully organic. They opened the deli and cafe a couple of years ago and since then, its gone from strength to strength.
The space inside the tastefully converted barn is small but warm and welcoming with a little deli counter and shelves packed with chutneys, freshly baked bread, local cheeses and meat, eggs and veg from the farm. Walk through to a light and airy area full of tables and chalk board showing a wide choice of sandwiches, hot dishes and cakes, all made on site and looking delicious.
We were just popping in so decided to opt for a cuppa and a scone. I went for a cheese and chive scone (being of savoury persuasion) and the other half went for a sweet scone with thick gorgeous clotted cream and the farms own plum jam.
All in all, a lovely little place which is well worth the trip. They have some great brands, including The Fine Cheese Co (whose lime chilli jam for cheese is just delightful) and Millers Ale beer crackers, again, perfect for cheese. Plus, look out for special supper club-esque evenings – they recently did valentines and burns night special evenings.
I’ve been so busy, my bloggy back log is piling up! Coming up, Underground Cookery School in London, chicken meatballs with rice and greens, dinner at the Blacksmiths Arms in Barrow upon Soar and more…
Over and Out!