Ice cream parlour
M5, Junction 6; 8 minutes
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
Hidden away among Worcestershire’s small country lanes, Churchfields is a mecca for ice cream lovers, drawn to the lip-licking ice cream made from its pedigree herd of dairy shorthorns. Freezers are full of frequently changing flavours; stilton one of the most daring to date. People come to indulge in cones or sundaes, but the red-brick, wood-clad Barn Café also serves up a good selection of fresh sandwiches, pancakes, soups and salads. Seating is over two floors among wibbly oak beams, antler chandeliers and large windows. In summer you can tumble out onto the patio, looped with festoon lights, or slumber on the grassy terrace in the shade of a tree.
Kids can ride on tractors and enjoy the slide and climbing frame in the playground, and an old milk float in the car park has been converted to dispense fresh milk. Collect a reusable glass bottle and token from the café and take away a litre of creamy whole or semi-skimmed milk.