Brunch is the best. I always feel like I can indulge, because let's face it, normally I'd be eating two meals and this is just one. Right? Regardless, there is a farm shop and eatery near Market Rasen - Sunnyside Up - and the breakfast is sublime. Mr CC like to go when we've had a heavy week at work or just want an hour out of the house, but last weekend I visited with my sister, and she seemed to love it just as much as we do.
Happily, the food is locally sourced, and the eggs travel only a few steps as the chickens are from the farm adjacent to Sunnyside. Next to the eatery is a farm shop packed with goodies; I can never resist Stokes Tomato Ketchup or Belvoir Elderflower Presse and the meat and cheese selections are not to be sniffed at either. The fruit and veg is located in a shed next to the main building, and if it's a hot sunny day there's even an ice cream kiosk!
Recently Sunnyside has added a small outside area for the Cottage Garden Flower Company and the scent of summer blooms was a lovely greeting as we entered the shop.
Not only did we visit for flowers and brunch, we also made a stop off on the way home to Jim's Yard - a rural collaboration including Bricktree Gallery and the Salvage Shed. The latter was pretty much my idea of home shopping heaven; there were rustic chairs hanging from the ceiling, vintage metal signs stacked up by the door and quirky glass bottles galore.
I was extremely restrained and it was a good job too, as Bricktree Gallery also offered a range of art and treats for the home and I fell in love with a linocut print. This style of images has long been a favourite of mine, and the simple, clean-cut lines really appeal. There were also some very sweet imprinted key rings which would be perfect for an extra addition to a loved one's present.
Jim's Yard is located only a few minutes away from Sunnyside so we were able to combine brunch, salvage and art all by early afternoon! If you're looking for unusual antiques, salvage or rural artwork I would definitely recommend you pay a visit. It's also located right next to a B&B - perfect for a weekend visit to Lincolnshire!
What have you been up to over the weekend? Did you find a delicious brunch too? Any galleries / salvage yards you could recommend?
Eleanor is obsessed with stories. She writes for a number of online spaces including This is Your Kingdom, edits Creative Countryside, curates #aseasonalyear and teaches at Chalk House. In addition, she is currently studying for an MA in Creative Non-Fiction Writing. You'll find her roving the fields of the Lincolnshire Wolds or planning her next rural adventure.