The £9.50 Sandwich

Back from Turkey in time for the last day of the VIP event at Bicester Village!

Unfortunately we were a few minutes too late for breakfast at Farmshop (Pingle Drive, Bicester), another outpost of Soho House. I’m surprised we even managed to get a table, it looked so busy from outside but there was plenty of seating even though upstairs had been booked out for a private party.

Menu-wise I was spolit for choice! I decided to go for the Baked Ham and Melted Cheddar sandwich on warm sour dough. I don’t think I’ve ever had a sandwich that cost £9.50 before so was expecting something pretty amazing. Pretty safe to say I was not disappointed! 


Clockwise from top left Espresso, Cappuccino, Chips, Ginger juice, Baked Salmon Sandwich, Baked Ham and Melted Cheddar Sandwich, Apple Pie and Ice Cream. Centre Victoria Sandwich
The baked ham was absolutely delicious,  cut into piece not sliced and then topped with the melted cheddar and some mustard mayo, all on warm, soft sour dough.  The ham was so good I even let the Gin Whisperer share a piece. He went for the baked salmon, spinach and lemon mayo sandwich (£10). We had spotted the huge whole baked salmon as we went to our table and it looked amazing, it tasted equally as good. The holey sour dough oozed with lemon mayo, delicious but not great with the Gin Whisperer’s beard. He said it was the best sandwich he’s ever had! Chips (£4.50), as with everything else were served in enamelware and were perfect! I had the ginger juice which was delicious, ginger, lemon and apple juice but tasted very lemony and sharp.

The service was probably some of the best we’ve ever had, friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Our waiter, Dawid, was great. He recommended the bramley apple pie and ice cream which the Gin Whisperer decided to go for. It was serve from a giant pie dish at the table, we literally could have eaten the entire pie it was that good. I went for the Victoria Sponge which was good but nowhere near as good as the pie.

Altogether we spent around £60 including service, we left an extra £10 on top of that as the service was so good. Definitely a treat, definitely worth it. So looking forward to a trip to Soho Farmhouse next month!