A40, Junction A429; 5 mins
Mon, Wed-Fri 9am-7pm
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
Sprawl on a beanbag in the yurt, take a table in the mellow cafe or bask in the sun on the grass: The Hayloft is a dramatic change from the road scenery. It’s in the middle of the Cotswolds and so ringed with greenery and bathed with bird song.
Eloise is your chirpy host, and ensures the team keep the tasty plates flowing: enamel bowls of homemade soup, woodfired pizzas, quinoa salad, filled paninis and chewy flapjacks just some of the decent fare on offer. Coffee is good and there are plenty of low sugar, vegetarian and gluten-free options.
The grey-painted shelves around the room stock deli produce from some of the carefully selected local companies supplying the kitchen, so if you liked the smoked fish, Cacklebean eggs, apple juice or coffee, you can fill you tote on your way out.
There’s a climbing and bouldering centre next door as well as an expansive camp site, so if you’re looking to split your journey with a fun overnight stop, this is a strong contender.
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