Review: The Olde Spot, Higham

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THE Olde Spot is the new spot in town.

Well, new-ish, having opened its doors in September last year.

But the Higham bistro, with views of the rolling hills and everything in between, keeps adding new elements to keeping attracting new visitors.

There is Roaming Roosters’ farmhouse shop, with butchers, the newly opened ‘Hayloft’ coffee shop with longer opening hours, while they are advertising the introduction of an education venture for the adjoining farm that has been blessed with piglets (be warned, it may be impossible to tackle a full English if you happen upon these ‘Babe’ lookalikes!).

The Olde Spot is a great spot for lunch. They offer a range of tempting sandwiches, but with the wind howling and the rain pouring the elements were ripe for a good dose of comfort food.

The appetite, however, was not big enough to do justice to a full plate of the fish, chips and mushy peas that caught my attention. Good news, then, that the menu you offers a ‘mini’ version, which was just the right amount with the same great taste of crispy batter, stacked chips and homemade tartare sauce.

My friend ordered the Lancashire Rarebit, which came with a side salad and coleslaw. Both were washed down with lattes, and one extra coffee, all for £18.70 — perhaps a little on the steep side, but worth it for the attention to detail and quality.

The Olde Spot certainly hit the spot.

FOOD 9 DRINK 8 SERVICE 8 ATMOSPHERE 7 VALUE 8

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