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The Yard Alderly Edge | Review

December 4, 2015

At the weekend Mr W and I headed to The Yard in Alderly Edge for brunch. The weather wasn’t great but I was looking forward to spending some time catching up over brunch, we’ve both been very busy recently!

The Yard* is tucked away in Alderly Edge, but it doesn’t stop it from being very popular! I was rather happy that we had a table reserved or it would have been a bit of a wait. The restaurant/cafe/bar is a cosy place and wonderfully rustically decorated. We were greeted by Sadie who showed us the menus and took our drinks orders. I went with tea and Mr W a latte, which helped warmed us up after the wintery walk from the station to The Yard.








The food menu had all the breakfast/brunch options you could want, items for the health concious (including freshly made juices) to those needing a Full English. All ingredients are locally sourced, organic and of a very high standard. Mr W and I rather borningly went with the Full English, me with scrambled eggs and trying a Turkey sausage instead and him with normal sausages and poached eggs. However, we couldn’t say no to the Kedgeree Fish Cakes on the specials board and ordered these to try as well!

There was a little wait for the food, but we were given a top of of our drinks whilst we waited. It was through no fault of The Yard or it’s staff, it’s just that the place was packed out and understandably their kitchen (which is open to see) is fairly small and it was all hands on deck! The staff were attentive to the other diners who were waiting too so it wasn’t special treatment.

When the food arrived it looked wonderful, we really couldn’t wait to dig in (sorry about making you wait to take photos Mr W!) The stand out for both of us were the Kedgeree Fish Cakes! Mr W and I were fighting over them towards the end, if I were ordering it solely for brunch I would’ve definitely added some poached eggs to top them off. But this is not to say that the Full English wasn’t excellent, I really enjoyed the homemade beans, it made such a change from normal baked beans! The eggs were perfect for both of us and I really enjoyed my Turkey sausage 🙂 We left The Yard full, happy and rather content, it was the prefect lazy Sunday for us.

I would highly recommend The Yard for a lazy Sunday brunch, definitely book a spot at the weekend as it gets to busy. Mr W and I just can’t wait to go down and sample some of their dinner offerings now! Just don’t expect to finish your brunch in half an hour, but that’s not the point of brunch is it? 🙂

Have you been to The Yard? What’s your favourite thing to order for brunch? Let me know in the comments,


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P.S. * I was invited to The Yard in exchange for an honest review.

P.P.S. The Yard can be found at 32 South St, Alderley Edge, UK SK9 7ES.


  • Reply fashion-mommy December 5, 2015 at 12:09 am

    It looks a fantastic place, but full English is so wasted on me, must be the only person in the world who hates it!

    • Reply MissPond December 5, 2015 at 7:41 am

      There were so many options… You wouldn’t be stuck if you don’t like the full English!

  • Reply Sarah Thain (@sequinthis) December 4, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    I love it here, it’s really cosy and the brunch I had was unreal! I think I had smoked salmon when I went. The cakes looked amazing too x

    Sarah | Sequin This

    • Reply MissPond December 5, 2015 at 7:43 am

      It’s so lovely isn’t it?! I’ll definitely be going back, they had salmon with potato cakes!

  • Reply Rebecca December 4, 2015 at 11:34 am

    This place looks lovely 🙂 xx

    • Reply MissPond December 5, 2015 at 7:43 am

      It’s seriously nice 🙂

  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy December 4, 2015 at 11:33 am

    You can’t beat spinach for breakfast! I think more people need to offer spinach with breakfast.

    • Reply MissPond December 4, 2015 at 6:50 pm

      Haha! Lots of places do do eggs florentine…!

  • Reply Charlotte December 4, 2015 at 9:39 am

    That full English looks amazing! I’m pretty picky with breakfast but that’s made me feel hungry lol great post 🙂 xx

    • Reply MissPond December 4, 2015 at 11:20 am

      I am quite picky, but you can’t say no to a Full English!

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