After a fabulous few days in Wales we are travelling back home. Now in Gloucestershire, we are aiming for one of our favourite food places – the Severn & Wye Smokery. Late last year the Severn & Wye opened a new restaurant, cafe and foodshop on their existing site and this will be our first visit since the new premises have been open. We loved the old Severn & Wye – we expect to love the new version even more.
The food store here is so good we usually come away with plenty of goodies once we’ve had our lunch. We’ve already had lunch elsewhere today, so we are stopping for coffee, cake and then food shopping. The cafe here is very relaxed and we order an americano and a cappuccino. Plus, after several days sampling bara brith in Wales, I’m now keen to try the Irish version that is available here… barmbrack.
I’m glad we are sharing because the slice of barmbrack is huge. Very fruity, very moist and packing loads of mixed spice flavour. The coffee is excellent too.
I normally hate shopping but not here. The fresh fish is the star of the shopping experience. They seem to have every type of fish available from the UK coastline….fresh off the boat. You can also buy cakes, pies, fresh vegetables, beer – we end up spending far more time shopping than we did enjoying our coffee and cake.
This is a haven for anyone who loves good food!