People travel for miles to sample the infamous Broadway Deli Scotch eggs and onion marmalade, so visitors to Yew Tree Cottage will be delighted to discover it right on their doorstep. Willersey High Street is littered with amazing eateries and shops, and this independent delicatessen is one of our favourite places to pick up a few bits for supper or stop for a sandwich. You can find the lovely team in the historic St Patrick’s building in the middle of the high street. They work with suppliers from around the world, as well of lots of local farmers, and there’s a real focus on the quality and provenance of their produce. The nice thing about buying local vegetables is knowing that your tomatoes and asparagus will be fresh and bursting with flavour.
The café serves home-cooked food with many vegan and gluten free choices, meaning there’s something for everything. Grab a coffee to enjoy on the terrace in the sun, or ask for it to takeaway if you’re on the move. If you’re anything like me, you may find it hard to resist ordering one of the very tempting pastries as well. They offer a special meat-free sandwich every Monday, with a nod to an increasing number of conscious consumers looking to reduce their meat intake. Of course, there’s plenty for the carnivorous amongst us too. Their special sandwiches change daily, and I would go so far as to say they’re a far cry better than anything you’ll find in Pret. One day it might be pastrami, Gruyere cheese and wholegrain mustard on the menu… while the next it will be rare-roast beef, local vine tomatoes and horseradish crème fraiche, back by popular demand… or perhaps you’d prefer salami, pesto and melted Brie?We recommend starting your Sunday with their Big Breakfast… perfect fuel for a day of hiking (or shopping). Treat yourself to sausages, bacon, roasted tomatoes, sautéed mushrooms, black pudding, baked beans and scrambled eggs… and a stack of hot, buttered toast. You’ll have to get up early to be first in the queue though!