M3, Junction 5; 10 mins
Free WiFi for visitors
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
Tucked in a peaceful corner of the award-winning Hortus Loci plant centre, the humble Hobo in the Shed creates some serious magic. Seasonal salads, homemade soups, toasted paninis, delicately flavoured cakes and hearty hot meals emerge from the serving hatch. Expertly made coffee and homemade soft drinks too – lemonade in summer and spiced winter berry juice in winter. Don’t miss the courgette, lime and pistachio cake or the famous gluten-free triple chocolate brownies.
Comfy chairs, magazines and hanging seats on the cosy veranda offer an indulgent pause enveloped by blooming boughs and perfumed plants. There’s even a bureau nook – complete with WiFi and antique books – should you want to set up office for an hour or so. In cooler months, heaters, blankets and hot water bottles are provided to keep you toasty in the fresh air.
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