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Set on a family farm in the middle of the Vale of Belvoir, Dickies is a cafe/restaurant with a small beef butchery attached. In November 2017 the owners introduced a large rustic dining room with an open kitchen – the ‘Cow Shed’.

The cafe/restaurant sits next to the farmhouse and has been made to feel laid-back, inviting and well… pretty damn cool. It’s a good spot for brunch, serving an excellent Full English, some super Eggs Benedicts (including, at the time of writing, one made with Cromer Crab), and a few sweet treats such as Welbeck Abbey Sourdough French Toast with fresh fruit and honey. Evening ‘Farm Dining’ dishes include whole chargrilled poussin, a range of 42-day-aged steaks sourced from local farms, and pan-fried seabass.

The Cow Shed has a giant wood-burning stove to keep you cosy in the colder months and an open kitchen. It is a great place to bring friends for a relaxing, delicious, authentic bite to eat.

At the time of writing Dickies is open Thursday to Sunday. However, please check the website for up-to-date opening times.

By Matt Wright, founder & editor-in-chief 

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Orchard Farm, 45 Barkeston Lane, Plungar, Leicestershire, NG13 0JA
01949 869733

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