1st June 2012Drop in: Millstones Barn

Millstones Barn is already one of my favourite places to stop off during a day out in this area of the Western Lake District. You’ll find it on the A595 heading north from Millom, just outside Bootle village, and on your way to Ravenglass. If I’m planning a bracing stroll on Silecroft Beach, I’ll go there first for breakfast and some chutney for my picnic. If I’m on my way to Ravenglass village for a lazy seaside Sunday, I’ll stop in for my fix of coffee and crafts. If I’ve forgotten a birthday, you’ll find me there browsing the enchanting world that is the Toy Barn, or picking out locally-spun wool for the women of the family.

But the real perk for those on the move is The Byre – Millstone Barn’s licensed café and tea room. If it’s chilly, cosy up by the woodburning stove and refuel before you head out again. If it’s warm, get yourselves a seat on the terrace to admire the Western Lake District fells while you sip your cappuccino. I’m also told The Byre serves roast lunches right through the week– perfect for hungry hikers.

Millstone Barn scones Western Lake District

The perfect scone…

Millstone Barn shopping

This time, we chose Gooseberry Chutney from The Byre for our sandwiches….

Great gifts in Millstone Barn

Clocked the ultimate friends-with-babies gift….

Arts and Crafts in Millstone Barn

And explored some hand-picked artwork and crafts…

Drop in…

Millstone Farm Shop and The Byre, Bootle, Millom, Cumbria, LA19 5TJ.

(01229) 718757

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Brian Sherwen Photography

Many images on this website have been supplied to us by Brian Sherwen.