It does just what it says on the tin, delighting the senses with the tastiest food – whether you are a carnivore or a ‘veggie’, served in the latest in rural chic: a yurt heated by a centre-piece wood burner. Don your tweed jacket and scan the papers alongside the country elite whilst feasting on the triumphal veggie burgers – yes, veggie burgers – and the tasty bacon baps. If you’re just looking for something sweet (not to mention unusual) to accompany your flat white the cakes and biscuits are all worth a try; my favourite is the chocolate, apricot and fennel cookie, but the fabulous indulgence of the giant Oreo, or the fragrant pear chocolate and cardamom cake may be more up your street.
Even better when the sun comes out and you can sit out on the benches in the back field sampling some of the imaginative ice-cream flavours, Jolly Nice is somewhere that is increasingly sought out. And once you’re done restoring satisfaction levels, you can shop for fresh veggies from the colourful display outside, top quality meats from the butcher’s stand as well as delicacies from the shop. All the while your kids and dogs (if you are a true local) run around ‘free-range’ in the back field. Jolly Nice may have originally started as an Airstream caravan parked in a disused filling station, but it has always sold quality snacks and it’s never looked back. Now it is the toast of the locals and not-so-locals and this local success story now also includes a gift shop.