This extraordinary place is famous for its amazing wildlife, stunning scenery, and superb walks. From the simple beauty of the Lady's-slipper Orchid to the shining sands of Morecambe Bay, the area is simply awe-inspiring - full of natural spectacles and a surprise around every corner.
Wolf & Us, Silverdale
Nestling between shady Woodwell and Jenny Brown’s Point is the Wolf & Us Café at Wolf House, a destination that has trodden the fine line between hidden gem and popular favourite for locals and visitors alike for many years.
Kendal-based couple Jenny and Ed Jones have run Wolf & Us since June 2017 and have maintained the high-quality food offer and friendly service while making and planning some exciting changes.
Previously regulars at the café, Jenny says they jumped at the chance to run it when the business became available, and first priority was getting the coffee right. Says Jenny: ‘We knew that Wolf House had a strong reputation for coffee and cake and how important that was to maintain.’ They serve coffee from respected local coffee roasters Atkinson’s of Lancaster.
Ed is hard at work from 4.30am every day, baking fresh cakes and preparing the food for the breakfast and lunchtime menus. There’s an impressive range of cakes: from caramel shortbread slices to coffee and walnut; pistachio and rose to a delicious looking carrot cake. The choice on a weekend is even wider to give ample options for hungry ramblers in muddy boots and visiting families taking the opportunity to burn off some energy on the small on-site playground.
Wolf & Us also offers a range of gifts and Jenny’s background in lifestyle photography is clearly in evidence. A range of greetings cards, artisan chocolate bars, houseplants and cacti, books, candles, cosmetics and home accessories is not so much displayed as curated. Products are sourced from British suppliers and makers and many are organic.
Exciting future plans centre on the ‘Beach House at Wolf House’. Regulars will know that artist Janice McGloine was based for many years in the homely wooden cabin in the Wolf House grounds. She has now moved into the main gallery, and Jenny and Ed have taken over the Beach House. From early summer, they will be opening it as a new eatery for lunch and dinner, serving up seafood sourced locally from Fleetwood and wood fired pizzas. Ed, a chef who has worked in boutique hotels throughout the UK and latterly as a private chef on super yachts is looking forward to bringing a tasty new experience to Silverdale – we can’t wait!