Cafe given seal of approval by Garstang cyclists

Garstang Cycle Club members  Little Town Dairy with their 'favourite cafe' award.r
Garstang Cycle Club members Little Town Dairy with their 'favourite cafe' award.r

WANT to know the best place to stop for a cup of tea or coffee? Then ask a cyclist!

Members of Garstang Cycling Club have voted Thornley’s Little Town Farm Shop and Cafe near Longridge as tops in their ‘Best Cafe in the Club’ awards.

More than 100 were asked to nominate their favourite cafe amongst those which have been visited on the club’s weekly social rides throughout the North West and South Lakes during the year.

And the result was “a fantastic surprise and great news” to Little Town owner Julie Hallett.

Julie and her daughter Nicola, were presented with the Best Cafe certificate by club chairman Phil Morgan and members on a recent ride out to Little Town.

Phil said: “It is clearly a winning formula that has not only attracted our club members, but increasingly those from all over Lancashire.

“They are drawn by Little Town’s reputation for friendly service and good home-cooked, locally sourced food at reasonable prices.”

The farm shop and cafe was opened in 2004 by Julie and her mother Eileen Forshaw, who also set up the well known Little Town Dairy more than 50 years ago.

It now sells its produce throughout the UK.

The club social rides depart from the cobbles by the Town Cross in Garstang Centre every Saturday around 9.30am.

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