Country lunching and farm shopping

My mum and I found ourselves in Bath the other day and, having both had a fairly hectic and stressful few days, felt we were in need of a relaxing lunch. There are few things better than a long lunch with your mummy and this one ticked all the boxes, good food, good company and beautiful surroundings. We went to the Hare and Hounds in Bath, perched atop a hill on Lansdowne Road it has amazing views of the valley below and in the summer the terrace is the perfect place to relax with a cold glass of rose. It wasn’t quite warm enough to do that yet though so we settled inside instead.2014-03-19 14.16.47To kick things off we shared a crab toast which was just as it should be, light, fresh and totally delicious.2014-03-19 12.46.12We couldn’t make a decision between the burger and the pulled pork burger so decided to get both and share them. Sadly the burger was pretty average but the pulled pork burger was yummy and the mini ribs were a scrumptious surprise addition  – we both agreed they should be their own dish. 2014-03-19 13.15.362014-03-19 13.16.21We couldn’t quite resist pudding, especially once I’d glimpsed this little beauty: rhubarb and madeira doughnuts with white chocolate. Really really good, although i could have done with a touch more rhubarb sauce.2014-03-19 14.01.48-2Whilst mum kept it simple with some ice cream

After a little pootle around Bath we headed back towards Salisbury and on our way, went into the most incredible farm shop. We’ve driven past it more times than I can count but it’s either been closed or we’ve been in too much of a hurry to stop before now. I’m so glad we finally did, I had found my nirvana.

2014-03-19 15.47.05It’s called White Row farm shop and as well as having fruit and veg galore they have an in-house butcher and fish monger as well as some lovely meats, cheeses and pastries.2014-03-19 15.47.41avo and onionsfarm shopAs well as some bottle your own oil2014-03-19 15.47.58Make sure you pop in and say hi if you’re in the area.

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