If you’re out and about in the West Sussex countryside, make a detour to Wellies Café and its attractive barn conversion and outside decking area. New owner Shane Lethem prides herself on the fact that nearly everything is made from scratch, and her South African heritage shows in innovative salads that accompany traditional British favourites such as fishcakes and quiche. The jumbo sausage roll was the best I had eaten in a long time, made with pastry to be proud of. A hessian scroll lists a selection of delectable desserts; luscious espresso ice cream hails from Caroline’s Dairy just a stone’s throw away in Sidlesham, while cakes are produced by a Chichester baker. Breakfasts are also available, from refined eggs Benedict to satisfying builders’ fare. Visit the Wellies Café Facebook page for details of regular themed evenings and special offers.