Hot-smoked dill salmon, miniature mixed game pie, Old Peculier and Blue Swaledale cheeses, sundried tomato-stuffed green olives, baked-today chunky bread, Earl Grey/Green Tea mustard, entertainingly rough South African Shiraz.
Fan-ruddy-tastic, I tell you. Bought at… wait for it… Tebay Service Station on the M6.
It’s the only privately-owned motorway services in the UK. It’s like all the other services, only with ducks, friendly staff who care, and one of the best delis around. Yes, the latter is a bit unexpected, but it turns out to be well worth the trip. It’s one of the few things I’ll miss about zipping up and down between Leeds and Glasgow.