The weather in England is getting rather cold, dark, and generally grim. We thought we still had time for one last weekend foray and only realised we were wrong while freezing our asses off in Canterbury. We went to visit the Cathedral, which was pretty cool, but we had more fun at The Goods Shed. It’s a farmer’s market, foodhall, and restaurant rolled into one awesome culinary experience. Turns out it’s also the best non cathedral part of Canterbury, maybe even better.
When we walked into The Goods Shed, conveniently located right beside the main train station, we were blown away. It was cozy and warm and full of awesome, fresh, local food. There was a butcher, a fishmonger, a cheese guy, a baker, a chocolate guy, a pastry guy, a wine guy, a produce guy, and, most importantly, a beer guy selling local beer. I didn’t buy any of the beer because I didn’t want to carry it around all day, but I did have a taste (and a delicious burger) at the attached restaurant. I had Green Daemon Helles lager from a local Kentish brewery called Hopdaemon. I’ve come across far too few English lagers (it’s mostly heineken, peroni, and stella when it comes to lager hereabouts) and I was pleaseantly surprised by Green Daemon. It had actual flavour.
Every town needs its own version of The Goods Shed. Check out crappy iPhone photos below.