unsworth’s yard, cartmel

by thinhungrygirl

having never been to cartmel, i had no preconceptions as to what would be there – all i knew was that it is the home of sticky toffee pudding and seat of l’enclume.

little did i know, it’s also the home of the absolute gem named unsworth’s yard.

with a brewery, cheese shop and deli, and wine store/coffee shop all sharing one courtyard, this really is the place to be on a sunny day. there aren’t many tables available so, if you manage to get one, keep hold of it.

2013-09-28 15.11.36you can sample the beer from the microbrewery, which is situated at the back of the yard, and right next to the entrance of the methodist church. beautifully thought out.

if you’re not a beer drinker, you can simply press your nose against the glass of the brewery and marvel at how professional it all looks.

2013-09-28 15.11.53before you decide on what to drink, take a look in the cheese shop – where you’re given a sample of pretty much every cheese they sell. you’re bound to come away with something to nibble on. not a cheese fan either? how about one of these doughnuts instead?

2013-09-28 15.10.28now you can get settle in the sun. i had a small bottle of prosecco to sip – it was the perfect size and companion to the afternoon sun.

2013-09-28 15.29.24there was also an array of cocktails on offer, using a variety of spirits and mixers to suit everyone’s taste.

come in the sun, stay for the afternoon. come in the rain, stay anyway.