Picnic Season



In normal times we'd have dusted off our festival tent by now and be out in the fields. When big events return we'll be there again - it's our natural home.


Yeshi loves to be outdoors more than anything. Back home in Tibet the winters can be perishingly cold and fresh food options are limited, so during summertime the family make sure to get out and enjoy the warm weather and the abundance of the year's first harvest. In Yeshi's village, at relatively low altitude, there are two growing seasons in a year. After the second harvest, many vegetables are put away for use over the long, barren wintertime, but during the first, the fruits of their labour can be enjoyed with abundance.


Between June and September, friends and family picnic together under the shade of a tall white poplar on the banks of a beautiful river, or out on the green grasslands. A delicious spread is laid out on handwoven rugs and is enjoyed over the course of the day. Music, dancing and games run alongside. Do click if you have half an interest in watching monks skipping, wriggling through tyres and somersaulting barrels. The monastic life is more colourful than you might imagine.

Our food is perfect for picnics, so drop by early evening to pick up yours, and grab yourself a Buddha beer while you're at it. Or if you're planning a barbecue, our chilli oil is a great accompaniment. Slosh it over your skewers or slice up some veggies and get dunking.


This week we are open as follows:


Thursday: 11.30am - 2.30pm / 5 - 9pm

Friday: 11.30am - 2.30pm / 5 - 9pm

Saturday: 11.30am - 2.30pm / 5 - 9pm


Drop in any time, or you can phone ahead for evening takeaway if you prefer. Ring us on 01865 499318 if so. We take calls from 4pm on the day, and the best time to ring is before 5pm when we open.


Don't forget that we also stock a range of dishes for reheating at home. You can find them in the display freezer inside our cafe, and there are some really good deals to be had.

Happy picnicking!

Opening hours this week:

Thurs - Sat 11.30am - 2.30pm / 5pm-9pm

01865 499318

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