Have you ever had breakfast in a treehouse? I have, and it was magical!
Three friends and I went to Fanny’s Farm Shop near Reigate in Surrey on Saturday.
Fanny’s Farm Shop was created in 1979 by Fanny Maiklem, selling her glut of runner beans, courgettes, lettuces, dahlias and gladioli on a barrow outside her shop. Nowadays Fanny’s Farm Shop is known for its’ fabulous clotted cream teas, delicious locally made cakes, award winning marmalade, honey, eggs and even marmalade sausges.
We were booked in for the 10 am breakfast slot in the treehouse. Breakfast consisted of two of the most delicious, steaming, fresh from the oven, croissants and a roll and a hot drink. Spreads included honey, jams, peanut butter, Marmite and chocolate spread. The jams, honey and peanut butter are local Surrey produce. If you book the 12 noon, 2pm or 4pm sessions you can choose from set menus that include scones, sandwiches and cake – literally High Tea, high in a tree.
Even without food and drink, our hour in the treehouse would have been something to remember. Its cozy, quirky, rustic, private and pretty all in one. You never seem to get used to the fact that the table you’re sitting at, is built around three tree trunks!
The whole farm shop is area is filled with the same quirky, rustic, pretty things. It really is sensory overload. I couldn’t walk two steps without having to take a photo.
As a note, the milk jug in the treehouse was covered with a doilie so there’s the justification for sharing my treehouse breakfast with you.
If you are ever in the Surrey area, a visit to Fanny’s Farm Shop is a must!