MENDIP HILLS 29 – THE FULL ENGLISH AT PRIDDY GOOD FARM SHOP

 

 

The Full English Breakfast at Priddy Good Farm Shop
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The Full English Breakfast at Priddy Good Farm Shop, on Townsend Farm, northwest of Priddy; 7 Aug 2014.

Tired and hungry after early morning photographic sorties out onto the Somerset Levels, I’ve often dropped into the Priddy Good Farm Shop on the way home to buy some of their wonderful meat pies, sausage rolls, scotch eggs – and their large, thick fruit pies, which are just like my mother used to make!   And, seeing the small restaurant that has now been built onto the shop, I’ve been meaning for ages to sample their cooked breakfasts – because if they’re up to the standard of their other meat products, I want in!!!

So earlier this month, after a minimal first breakfast at home and some enjoyable photography in East Water Lane, wild horses couldn’t have kept me away from a full-blast second breakfast, Priddy Good Style!

I was not disappointed.  In my gourmet parlance, this was “a good plateful” (even though they forgot the black pudding), and there was also toast and butter, and a whole pot of delicious steaming coffee!

What did I like about this meal?  Well, the eggs and the beans are always good, I’m never going to dislike them, but each of the other ingredients here added something special.  First, the mushrooms were tasty, not some bland supermarket product.  And then the tomato was fresh as opposed to tinned, and not over-fried to a textureless mush.  And as expected from this carnivore’s paradise, the meat products were excellent – very tasty chipolatas (sausages can often be the blandest parts of English breakfasts), and quite thick, tasty bacon.  English breakfasts can often be pallid and bland affairs, and in many instances the more colourful they are the better – this was in the more colourful league.

And although not in the picture, the pot of coffee was a wonderful accompaniment – I can see that it would be even more so on cold winter mornings – although only 1,000 feet high, the Mendips can get cold – bleakly cold! – during those months that have an “r” in them.

D800 with 12-24 Sigma at 24mm; 800 ISO.
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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

23 Responses to MENDIP HILLS 29 – THE FULL ENGLISH AT PRIDDY GOOD FARM SHOP

  1. mark says:

    The brandy and the breakfast is spot on

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  2. Sonali Dalal says:

    uff! I can’t like it, with half the things which i can’t eat.

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  3. LensScaper says:

    Ye Gods! You’d need a long walk to work off those calories, to say nothing of what is happening to your arteries. Mind you it looks a bit tasty.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Hahaha, the wise voice of medical opinion let down by its last sentence! 🙂 Many breakfasts are just average, not really worth the bother, but this was definitely getting towards “wow!”.

      The best breakfasts I have tasted were cooked at a little café (no longer there) in Burnham-On-Sea. Here is a link – and I think you’d better sit down … 🙂 …

      http://wp.me/p1wq8h-4dA

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      • LensScaper says:

        Now that’s what I call breakfast! Mind you if it’s a toss-up between living or eating one of those every day, I think I’d still have to choose Life!

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        • Adrian Lewis says:

          Oh so would I, undoubtedly >>> but the point is that having one of these daily would completely rob us of the enjoyment – its like the enjoyment of having a beer after several days’ abstinence, its all the greater. OMG, were I to have one of those Burnham breakfasts every day, I don’t think I’d last very long at all! I mourn the passing of that little café – but, everything moves on! A

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  4. Sallyann says:

    Mushrooms and tomatoes… two of your healthy five a day already, and it’s only breakfast time. 😀

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Absolutely >>> right on!!! But due to living in Africa, where I learned to lust after the fantastic fruit and veg, I rarely miss my 5 a day; I’m not vegetarian by any means, but I do love fruit and veg! A 🙂

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  5. Ahhhhhhhhhhh! What the heck?!?! Is this how you listen to me!?!?!? This would only be healthy if you shared it with someone. Or some two to three! Great picture though. 😉
    xxx
    ❤️

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Breakfast for some two or three??????????? OMG, feel faint, have to go and have a sit down – and some rounds of ham on toast for (a late) breakfast! Quick, the cholesterol!!! I may be only just in time …

      And this is our last bank holiday before – dare I say it? – Christmas (a festival I take little part in), and true to form a low pressure system has moved in over England from the good old Pond – its another US reject! – and its rain rain rain. Well we’re off to look at some shop’s special on Indian food, so we’ll be dry and currified.

      And I’m glad you liked the pic – and I bet you’d like the grub too, were it placed in front of you! You are often in my riotous thoughts. ATP xxx

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      • Indian food? Yum! This year was the first time I experienced it. So delish! Be well, bud. Enjoy. And you in mine.
        xxx
        ❤️
        P.S. Sorry ’bout the rain. But even rain has it’s benefits and joys. 🙂

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        • Adrian Lewis says:

          Wow, you’ve only just tasted Indian food? Don’t you have much of it in The States? Its a very popular thing here, we have lots >>> but the shop with a supposed special on it was a complete washout – hopeless! And I am lucky in having had Indian food plus plus plus, as there are incredible Indian eateries in Kenya – us colonial Brits brought many Indians to Kenya to help build the railway to Uganda – many never returned to India, and Nairobi’s Indian restaurants are something else. From one restaurant in particular, the Lobster Pot, I’ve never had food like it – really just a taste explosion – and all washed down with excellent Kenya Breweries lager. Ah, the good old days! 🙂

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  6. krikitarts says:

    As the kids in NZ say, that looks totally yum (except that I like my bacon considerably crispier)!

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  7. paula graham says:

    Ha, ha..your photo made me smile, but, for a vegetarian like I am , not a lot of attraction there!!

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      I’m glad I made you smile – making others laugh and smile is one of the truly worthwhile things in life, as far as I can see. But we are all different (thank goodness!). I’m not a ravening carnivore, I picked up a huge and enduring liking for fruit and veg while living in Kenya, where the produce is abundant and stunning. But meat is also welcome, although not in prodigious quantities. Thank you for your thoughts, Paula. A

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  8. Dinner is going to be late and I’m starving – this didn’t help!

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  9. dave says:

    Wow! I’m making that for breakfast for my lovely wife.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, you should! But don’t overdo it or she may have trouble moving around for the rest of the day.

      Additional options are slices of black pudding (you may need to google that), fried bread, and toast and butter; and another option with the eggs is to scramble them; and you can also add bubble and squeak, which contains bacon, onion, shredded cabbage and leftover potato. Go for it! A :)D

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