Monday, 16 June 2014
On the A419 between the market towns of Stroud and Cirencester in the Cotswolds there is the most wonderful new farm shop and cafe called Jolly Nice. Having ingeniously taken over a disused petrol station, this is a farm shop with a difference.
The old forecourt has been turned into an outdoor seating area and shop selling fruit and vegetables all displayed in crates. Parked in the front is a very gorgeous airstream that serves Jolly Nice burgers, made from the farms rare breed shorthorn beef, free-range applewood smoked bacon and served in a brioche bun. Inside the farm shop you find local produce, coffee, fresh bread and cakes produced by a local artisan baker, and the owner Harriet's amazing ice cream, the salted caramel is to die for!
It is a truly great idea to take such an eyesore, a disused petrol station that was derelict for years, and whilst keeping the shell and structure in place transform it into a stylish farm shop and cafe selling the most delicious range of takeaway treats. Whether you're passing by and need a coffee or somewhere new to eat, this is a pit stop worth taking and if calling in on a sunny day, and there's even a picnic meadow next door to eat your lunch in!