So after a late night with friends and a few drinks, we weren’t up to doing very much today. Just after midday though, we managed to drag ourselves out of bed, and as planned, we headed down to the farmers market.
The market had popped up this morning outside The Horse and Jockey, and although quite small, was perfectly formed. We enjoyed browsing, and sampling, the produce for the best part of an hour. There were the usual meat, cheese, fruit and veg stalls along with some beautiful cake stalls. I was delighted to see Ginger’s Comfort Emporium parked up at the end of the market. For those who haven’t seen this beautiful ice cream van around Manchester before, check out their menu. The flavours are very different to what you will see in most ice cream vans, which makes it all the more exciting! We also nibbled on some perfect shortbread biscuits on the way round, while we checked out the wonderful selection of food on offer. The market also extends into the pub itself, where the stalls are more of the crafty type. Lots of pretty things to look at and gifts galore.
Time for lunch.
With the lively atmosphere at The Horse and Jockey today, we weren’t keen to leave any time soon, so we decided to stay there for food. Not the sort of place we can go for lunch on a regular basis (my budget won’t always stretch to these burgers!) but definitely somewhere we’ll be going again. Things are rarely as good as they look, but this burger did not let me down. The cheese and bacon was a welcome addition to their classic burger.
When we could muster the strength to move, a quick peek behind the market revealed people enjoying the sunshine on the green. I’m sure I would have enjoyed my day anyway, but the weather certainly helped!