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      Greater Manchester’s garden center and farm shop with magnificent views, named among the best in the north

      ByMonelo Gabriel

      Feb 14, 2023

      A popular garden centre, farm shop and tea rooms nestled in a quiet village valley has been named among the region’s best after a ‘Rural Oscars’ nomination. Lymefield Garden Center and Farm Shop in the picturesque village of Broadbottom is known for its stunning views of the rolling countryside.

      It is situated in the Etherow Valley on Tameside, the views of which can be admired from the tearoom terrace which looks out over the River Etherow. The cafe is famous for its freshly baked cheese and onion pies and pies.

      Now Lymefield staff are celebrating after being named a North of England finalist in the Countryside Alliance Awards for rural businesses. The awards are now open to public votes and they hope their customers will support them.

      Read more:We went for Sunday lunch at the garden center which attracts customers from miles around with its pies.

      The business has been trading for over 25 years, starting as a garden center on the old dairy farm, and has grown considerably since then. He now has more than 50 employees, all local to the area.

      The tea rooms at Lymefield Garden Center have stunning terraced views of the local countryside

      The farm’s historic site has been owned by the Pryce family for the past 100 years and is now run by brothers Robert and David Pryce. Initially a dairy farm, 25 years ago they decided to branch out into a garden center, starting with a “pair of polytunnels” on their land.

      A small tea room followed five years later, before a purpose-built extension was added to the site ten years ago to house a fully equipped farm shop and large tea rooms with outdoor terraces. The aim was to find a space to display their own home-raised lamb in butcher shops, as well as local pork from the neighboring village of Chisworth.


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