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When you first enter The Cartshed, it quickly becomes apparent how charming and warm a venue it is. The converted barn is bathed in light thanks to a wall of windows that enhance the atmosphere, as do the fairy lights across the beams. But the cherry on top that makes this the kind of venue you could come to most weekends is just how family friendly it is. This is encapsulated by a section of the barn filled with toys and books. My daughter excitedly brought a book and a toy Spider-man over to the table - it is great to have somewhere to go with your children where they don't feel like an inconvenience.
With a menu packed with local produce as well as fabulous additions (why don't all brunches come with halloumi?) it can be tough to decide what to eat at The Cartshed. But their take on the full breakfast feels a good start. And what a scrumptious full breakfast it is, with each component perfectly cooked. I particularly liked the sausages at The Cartshed, which are herby treats. Furthermore, in keeping with the rest of the family friendly vibe The Cartshed is more than willing to adapt its menu to meet what your child is craving. Which allowed my daughter to have beans on toast with a sausage on the side, which she loved.
There are also terrific cakes and baked treats at The Cartshed, which we had to try (to give a rounded idea of all that this venue has to offer, you understand!). My partner went for the cream team with scones, cream and jam, whilst I went for a slice of the chocolate cake. And the cakes were perfect (side note: they are freshly baked using flour from the village), with the chocolate cake in particular being like something from Matilda.
The Cartshed benefits from a friendly, approachable atmosphere and charming staff. The food is exceptional and this was my second visit to this venue in under a month. The food is so good I left with one last treat, a slice of the sausage roll. Which was just wonderful, a satisfyingly thin layer of pastry wrapped around gorgeous filling. I may return just for another slice of it.