Broughton-in-Furness has a lovely range of thriving shops. Please think about buying in the town and in local independents rather than the big supermarkets. We have a wonderful butcher and greengrocer, an amazing bakery with café , a well stocked post office, award winning pubs and a good restaurant, Beswicks.
Run by Ian and Debbie Tyson, Melville Tyson’s is an institution in Broughton. Fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables are always on display outside the shop. Award winning sausages, locally smoked bacon are sold along side Lake District lamb, pork and beef. There’s also a well stocked deli with hams, salami and roast chickens cooked on the premises. In your Welcome Pack there is a 10% off voucher for your first shop! You can read a couple of posts about things they sell by clicking through these links: Herdwick Wool Rugs, Cumberland Sausage and Morecambe Bay Shrimps.
The Broughton Village Bakery and Cafe sells delicious bread and cakes. The Bakery was featured in The Guardian’s 10 of the Best Budget Restaurants in the Lake District which said: ” If you’re out walking locally, it is well worth diverting to this excellent artisan bakery-cafe in sleepy Broughton.” Though we would dispute the “sleepy” description! It changed hands in early 2015 and there have been a few alterations including a new coffee machine.
You can read my 2013 post about it here.
There’s another cafe in the Square called The Square Cafe. It is run by Jane Rousseau and has a strong local following. The cafe serves great full breakfasts and lovely hot chocolate!
The Manor Arms, in Broughton’s town square, is where we tend to go for a pint. It is a family run Free House with a fine selection of real ales on tap and a pool table.
The 400 year old King’s Head in Church Street has recently (Autumn 2015) been taken over by new owners so I’ll update the information when they’ve been in for a while. There’s also the c16th Black Cock Inn in Princes Street and the High Cross Inn on the brow of the hill at the top of the town.
So there are plenty of options for meals or drinks just a stroll away from Sykehouse Cottage.