M6, Junction 37; 10 minutes
Vegetarian or vegan options
For delicious, freshly baked goodies, look no further than the Three Hares, run with love by couple James and Nina. Nina is chief baker and her imaginative recipes are influenced by her upbringing in Dusseldorf (expect a range of ryes and sourdoughs), Japanese parents and her time with bakers of the north. Sweet treats might feature red wine and chocolate cake, banana and maple syrup loaf, and overfilled doughnuts.
The tiny shop in charming Sedburgh’s old lanes is also a bustling café and bistro, often crowded with people savouring coffee and a book, and a large bay at the back looks out onto the garden.
Nearly all bakeries can be relied on for a good breakfast but here you can lunch too on smoked mackerel, blue cheese and walnut risotto, or Japanese-style rabbit with curd cheese salad. Game often features alongside standard meats, perhaps hare, saffron and caper stews, or pork chops marinated in Zhoug. Ingredients are sourced or foraged locally.