The Dabbling Duck Shere village

Charlotte and I were tired out and the thought of cooking that evening was a bit of a chore. As we were lucky enough to have some time (if not energy) we escaped to the laid back village of Shere, in the Surrey Hills, for a casual catch up and a satisfying lunch at The Dabbling Duck cafe.

The Dabbling Duck Shere has an inviting appearance.

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

The River Tilling Bourne was just steps away from the cafe.

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

While this one was basking in the autumn sunshine,

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

most were definitely dabbling ducks.

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

It’s not only these mallards that are enjoying the sparkling shallows of the river. This dapper pair look like they’ve just been to a regatta. Lovely ‘up do’.

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

We didn’t book as it was a weekday lunchtime and we knew there were lots of tables. But, they were all taken so we head out into the garden. Luckily for us it was a warm sunny day.

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

Charlotte checked the menu over and it sounded both hearty and healthy. Perfect for us today.

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

Having made our choices we popped inside to place our order.

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

My Pear and Elderflower ‘Posh Pop’ was heavenly and I guzzled it down. Charlotte sipped her cloudy apple juice more elegantly.

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

With sugar surging through me I feel especially creative… *waves*

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

This shabby chic little garden space has some cute touches.

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

Dinner arrives. My salmon fish cakes were big and luscious with a thin crunchy coating.

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

Soft potato and salad onions snuggle along with the salmon.

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

Charlotte’s huge Mexican bean burger came with a lime and coriander yogurt.

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

Packed full of beans and herbs, it was moist and beautifully spiced.

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

Feeling a bit fragile, we both decided to get out of the sun and finish off inside. Some tables had cleared and we were given a choice by friendly staff.

The interior is enchanting and packed full of character.

These window seats were cute (nice to watch the ‘world’ go by).

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

This nice big kitchen table was inviting.

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

The cakes looked delicious and very appetising. They seemed homemade, looking perfectly imperfect.

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

We placed our order and enjoyed looking about. The room is lovely and packed full of deli foods and cutesy things to buy as gifts (or treat yourselves!). I bought some fantastic little Award winning chocolate bars from Kokoh Chocolate (made locally).

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

Our cakes arrived in no time. Lemon drizzle for Charlotte (she could never resist a crunchy sugar top!) and pineapple and carrot cake for me (hoping for 2 of my 5 a day).

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

The cakes were lovely and moist (I know! I hate to use that word again but if you look up a synonym for moist you get words like damp, soggy or clammy – urgh!).

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

The froth on my cappuccino was dreamy and laden with sweetened cocoa powder.

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

We left full and contented. We’ll be happy with a bowl of granola on our laps tonight munched in front of the tv, bliss.

Meanwhile, these local ducks were still dabbling.

The Dabbing Duck Shere village

The Dabbling Duck
Middle Street
Shere
Nr Guildford
GU15 9HF
01483 205791

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