|Airy and light, farm shop services- Gloucester|
Gloucester Services, (and the cute piggy on the sign) offer the motorway haven we have all been waiting for. On investigation, it seems Gloucester is the younger sibling of the Tebay Services; the grounded and inventive Westmorland family's original venture in Cumbria. The community values of the offering and the feel of a local market make a huge difference to the enjoyment of a long journey home.
|Local produce found on the map|
|Cakes and bakery offerings - Gloucester farm shop services.|
As we hadn't taken a picnic of regional delights in the car with us, we could not have dreamed of a better spread of genuine produce right when we needed it most. Fresh vegetables, blissfully baked bread, locally grown fruit preserves and handmade sushi are just a sample of the delights on offer in the shop.
|Freshly baked artisan breads - Gloucester services|
|fresh salad bar - Gloucester services|
|Summer delights, tasty treats- Gloucester services|
You can browse a market style display of cheese and meander past the busy butchers, complete with a hanging meat fridge display.
|Grab a butty made with local baked bread.|
Deli style crusty bread butties and wholesome homemade dinners can be enjoyed on an outside terrace overlooking a relaxing pool of moving water. Local designs are found on gift ware and an array of kitchenalia ensure you are not tapping your feet impatiently while waiting for your travel pal to return from the loo. I highly recommend stopping to stretch your legs at this amazing and unusual rest spot! I only wish I had thought of it first.