New cafe at Maythorne - Maythorne Lane (narrow), off Upper Kirklington Road, just outside Southwell. Was an old fishing lodge by lake, has been extensively renovated, plenty of seating inside and out, great position overlooking lake. The proprietor has won awards for her cakes - and very good they are too, though pricey at £3.95 a piece. 200 degree coffee, so good fresh coffee, again pricey at £3.10 for flat white and £2.55 for americano. There are not serving breakfasts yet but are planning to with a more extensive menus of snacks etc. At present open Thursday to Sunday but will be also opening Wednesdays soon.
3 days ago
Managed to visit this place today, another regular of Phil‘s Wednesday group. It’s a great setting, right in the centre of the village and easily approached by country lanes, without having to go on any main roads. We came down through Ragdale and Hoby. There’s plenty of room, with seating for probably 30 people in total. Bikes can be parked in the outside area at the back of the building. It’s not the cheapest place, but they have good quality ingredients including Hambleton Bakery bread, and it’s no more expensive than lots of other places. I’m not sure how they would cope with a big group, as they were a little slow serving us with our food, and it wasn’t busy, but overall a thumbs up from us.