The Big Breakfast

It was such a nice start to the day last Tuesday that we decided to pay a visit to a place called Newtown which is about 20 miles from where we live. It’s been some time since we both ventured out some distance together plus it’s such a nice drive. It was cold, but the sun was shining and the sky was blue. Sadly, it didn’t stay like that for too long. By the time we arrived in Newtown, the clouds had gathered, hiding the sun and the wind had risen. Not only had it risen, but it was one of those bitter cold winds from the North, those ones that cut you in half.

Ooh, A Guitar Shop

There wasn’t a plan, we just took off and decided to go there as it has the usual choice of shops and supermarkets that we
haven’t got closer to home. There’s a great second hand guitar shop as well, although we did pop in, we kept our money safely in the bottom draw of my trousers where it’s difficult to reach. After wandering aimlessly for an hour or so and both of us thinking it might have been better to stay at home given how cold it had turned, we decided to look for somewhere to eat.

Lunch Time

It was getting close to lunch time and upon turning into one of the main streets we came upon a cafe’- restaurant called Jack’s Place. First impressions are always important to me and I was impressed with the look of this place. It had been recently modernised, looked sparkly clean and indeed had one of those five star notices on the door. The menu was attached to the window and ater a brief perusal, (the prices looked reasonable) we went in and made ourselves comfortable adjacent to a nice warm radiator.

Hungry

As always, I can never make my mind up about what to order. As I hadn’t had anything like a full English breakfast for some time and bearing in mind I was hungry and cold, I chose the breakfast. Wifey, Debbie, ordered herself a chicken burger and chips. All healthy and hearty, hmmmmmmmmm, but I must point out that it’s not often we eat like this. While we were waiting for our orders to be fulfilled, we ordered a couple of Latte Coffees. I must say too, that the owner, Jack was a very nice man indeed. He is Turkish by origin and he thought I may have been from his homeland, due to my swarthy skin, but alas, I had to disappoint him and tell him I am a ‘Brummie Welshman!’

Lunch For Two Or More

While waiting, a small plate with two rounds of toast arrived and the young lady said it was part of my breakfast. Two minutes later, the breakfast arrived!!! Honestly, I know you can see how much was there from the photograph, but it doesn’t do it justice. I could have invited the inhabitants of the village where we live and we could have all tucked into this MAHOOSIVE MEAL!! It took my breath away, not that there’s much to take, but I just didn’t know where to start. Even Debbie was taken aback. I’ve paid for three course meals that cost four times as much as this and would barely feed a budgie, so I was just so surprised with this.

Black Pudding

I struggled, I really did as one of my pet hates is wasting food. At first it seemed as though I wasn’t getting anywhere. I would eat some egg and there was more and it was the same with the mushrooms and the beans. The more I ate, the less I seemed to be getting through it. I have to say though, all of it was delicious, especially my favourite black pudding. Eventually, I did manage to eat it all, how, I don’t know. I don’t think I need to eat again for at least another month!

The Big Breakfast

If you’re ever in the area of Mid Wales and want a something to eat, I can, without doubt recommend Jack’s Place in Newtown.
They have their own website: Jack’s Place

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72 Comments
  • I love a man with a hearty appetite…

    • Trev
      March 17, 2023

      Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • azurea20
    March 17, 2023

    Supongo con semejante comilona se pasรณ el frรญo, ademรกs veo que dejaste el plato bien limpio.
    Encantador texto.
    Salud.

    • Trev
      March 17, 2023

      Thank you, Azurea. Yes, I left a clean plate. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • SueW
    March 17, 2023

    Wow! & Wow! That is some breakfast.
    I love a full English, I justify it by telling myself that these days no one serves cooked breakfasts swimming in fat.

    Mine are half the size of Jackโ€™s splendid offering!
    I probably have one every six weeks or so, usually coinciding with half term school holidays with the grandchildren. I could eat at nine in the morning and wouldnโ€™t need anything else apart from cups of tea until evening. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Trev
      March 17, 2023

      I am probably the same, Sue, I usually have one once a month to six weeks and certainly nowhere near as big as this. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • willedare
    March 17, 2023

    What a culinary adventure! I hate to waste food, too. And thank you for the photos! They helped to reinforce your story perfectly.

    • Trev
      March 17, 2023

      Thank you, too. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • derrickjknight
    March 17, 2023

    As you probably know, that would be my choice every time, but these days it would do me for the day

    • Trev
      March 17, 2023

      Thank you, Derrick. It certainly lasted me for most of the day. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Gibson Square
    March 17, 2023

    The plate is enormous, down in The Smoke hearty meals are discouraged, with much small plates, but higher prices.

    • Trev
      March 17, 2023

      It certainly took me by surprise and I was expecting a smaller plate. I have to say, it was delicious. Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • kidtrish
    March 17, 2023

    I live in the eastern part of the United States in New England. I grew up with brekkies similar to what you have pictured. I love everything about your plate of food except the mushrooms. You made me think about my Pops = ) he would have been in his glory with that. I enjoy your blog very much .

    • Trev
      March 17, 2023

      Thank you very much. I do appreciate your very kind words. You should have a breakfast like this, just once in every blue moon. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Peace Truth
    March 17, 2023

    ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ On my first trip to Heathrow Airlines, I found a Restaurant for this waiter and said breakfast of the day, Sir. Thank you. What was delivered had me laughing ๐Ÿ˜‚ it had the waiter running ๐Ÿƒ. Enough for 20 people ๐Ÿ˜‚ He explained it was for me ๐Ÿคญ really, what was on there were foods I’d never seen, and I wondered why he sat me on an enormous bench ๐Ÿคญ and he began explaining it was ยฃ30.00. I didn’t need to work that out. Luckily, when I did travel, I had Platinum Express ๐Ÿคญ because that English money is crazy. The black Pudding was yucky. Twelve fried eggs and 3 pounds of bacon ๐Ÿฅ“ looked like an overeater, other things I’ve since forgotten. I felt for you, Trevor ๐Ÿ˜‚ I remained hungry all 18 hours to fly โœˆ๏ธ to Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

    • Trev
      March 17, 2023

      Lol, that sounds like it was huge! Black pudding I just love it! Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • JosieHolford
    March 17, 2023

    That’s a proper meal out and a proper breakfast.

    And so generous with the baked beans!

    • Trev
      March 17, 2023

      Yes, I think they were generous with everything. Thank you, Josie. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • JosieHolford
    March 17, 2023

    Just noticed that the ad that came up right after your post was for “24 Hour Fasting for Beginners”. (This apparently is something you can pay for.)
    Do you think someone is spying on you, or what?

    • Trev
      March 17, 2023

      Well, what can I say. ๐ŸคฃThank you again, Josie. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • luisa zambrotta
    March 17, 2023

    It was a huge breakfast and its photo is gorgeous!

    • Trev
      March 17, 2023

      Thank you, Luisa. It was indeed huge. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
    March 17, 2023

    Wow! What a challenge, Trev! <3

    • Trev
      March 17, 2023

      Indeed it was, Cheryl. I surprised myself. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Carolyn
    March 17, 2023

    Well done Trev! I hate wasting food too. I haven’t had a real English breakfast in over 40 years, but I had the American version some when in the early 2000’s. Nothing like a real English one except in size. It was always good to have English breakfast and then skip lunch if you had a busy day but I couldn’t manage it now, even if I just ate the veggie bits. Still I do remember enjoying most of those things once! In America restaurant meals are always enormous and everyone brings half of it home. I don’t really approve but no one asked me! It’s nice that Jack’s Place is doing well. It’s a very hard industry.

    • Trev
      March 17, 2023

      Thank you, Carolyn. You should treat yourself and make one, just for you. I have had an American breakfast and I ended up with heartburn. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • SusanR
    March 17, 2023

    What a huge platter for breakfast! And your second photo proves you enjoyed every single bite of it. It must have been delicious.

    • Trev
      March 17, 2023

      It was huge, it took my breath away. It was delicious but I wonโ€™t be rushing to have another one soon. Thank you, Susan. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • John
    March 17, 2023

    Like I said on Instagram, Trev, I could easily woof down that breakfast! Yum. You live in Wales? Americans, right? ๐Ÿ˜‚

    • Trev
      March 17, 2023

      Thanks, John. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Eileen
    March 17, 2023

    We used to stop off in Newtown on our way to and from South Wales – usually at the LIttle Chef (which I expect has closed by now). Based on your experience, I think we’d struggle to manage one breakfast between us.

    • Trev
      March 17, 2023

      I canโ€™t say I know of a Little Chef in the area, come to think of it, I canโ€™t recall seeing any recently. I wonder if they closed down. Thank you, Eileen ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Herb
    March 17, 2023

    I love big breakfasts like this. I had to look up black pudding to make sure I knew what it was. It’s always nice to get away for bit with the misses, even if the weather’s not so nice. I’m a big one for not wasting food also.

    • Trev
      March 17, 2023

      Thanks Herb. It was delicious. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Rosaliene Bacchus
    March 17, 2023

    That’s a pretty huge plate, Trev, more like a platter!

    • Trev
      March 17, 2023

      I think youโ€™re right, Rosaliene. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Cecilia Mary Gunther
    March 17, 2023

    Glad you struggled through for us! We would hate for you to waste any of that!

    Glad you kept your money in the bottom drawer of your pants. Very sensible.

    • Trev
      March 17, 2023

      Thank you, Cecilia. I can be sensible at times. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Lolsy's Library
    March 18, 2023

    That looks huge!lol

    • Trev
      March 18, 2023

      It was huge. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Going Batty in Wales
    March 18, 2023

    I can’t remember the last time I visited Newtown! Thanks for the reminder and the recommendation.

    • Trev
      March 18, 2023

      Youโ€™re welcome and thank you. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Ruth
    March 18, 2023

    I can eat breakfast anytime of day. Sounds delicious!

    • Trev
      March 18, 2023

      It was delicious. Thank you, Ruth. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Ray Van Horn, Jr.
    March 18, 2023

    Good golly, Miss Molly! You’d give my stepfather, king of breakfasts, a hard run!

    • Trev
      March 18, 2023

      Lol, itโ€™s not something I do regularly. Thank you, Ray. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      • Ray Van Horn, Jr.
        March 19, 2023

        LOL, which is a good thing! Now and then, though, you’ve just gotta enjoy yourself.

        • Trev
          March 20, 2023

          Indeed. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • June Lorraine Roberts
    March 20, 2023

    Clearly, steady as it goes is the ticket!

    • Trev
      March 20, 2023

      Thank you, June. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • frankgphotography
    March 21, 2023

    looks delicious

    • Trev
      March 21, 2023

      It was, thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • helenaolwage
    March 21, 2023

    That breakfast seems to have been a winner! Ooooh yummie!

    • Trev
      March 21, 2023

      It was, thank you, Helen. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Henry Chamberlain
    March 22, 2023

    A classic and hearty British breakfast!

    • Trev
      March 22, 2023

      Indeed it is or was, Henry. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Mrs. Shecky's Blog
    March 23, 2023

    I can’t believe you ate the whole thing. That was a meal.

    • Trev
      March 23, 2023

      I canโ€™t believe it myself. Thank you, Mrs Shecky, good to see you in the blogging world. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Lisa Orchard
    March 27, 2023

    Sounds like you had a delicious meal. I love eating a big breakfast especially on the weekends. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Trev
      March 27, 2023

      Thank you, Lisa, it was delicious but so huge. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • surrealartpsychonaut
    March 27, 2023

    If I visit Wales next time I go to the UK, Newtown sounds like the place to go for a good feed. Although I’m not a musician by any stretch of the imagination that old guitar shop sounds interesting too.

    • Trev
      March 27, 2023

      Thank you. You will certainly get a good meal there. Yes, the guitar shop which also sells keyboards and amplifiers is a real Aladdinโ€™s cave. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Craig White
    March 28, 2023

    You got me thinking about a full ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง breki now ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’™

    • Trev
      March 28, 2023

      Yep, it makes me hungry looking at it. Thank you, Craig ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Phyllis Moore MythRider
    March 29, 2023

    i don’t know how you eat all of that either. It would have lasted me for three day, at least. Still, if you kept eating, it must have been good.

    • Trev
      March 30, 2023

      Thank you, Phyllis. It was delicious and a very rare treat for me. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • mitchteemley
    March 29, 2023

    Wow! Haven’t had a breakfast like that since the last time I was in the UK, Trev (far too long ago)! Btw, “Brummie Welshman?” Did you live a long time in Birmingham?

    • Trev
      March 30, 2023

      It will probably be a very long time before I have another breakfast anywhere near to the size of that. I was born and bred in Birmingham and lived there until I was 61 when we moved to Wales. Thank you, Mitch. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      • mitchteemley
        March 30, 2023

        Well, then I imagine the Brummie twang is pretty much baked-in. ;>)

        • Trev
          March 30, 2023

          Indeed ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • BluntPathway
    April 27, 2023

    Wow that breakfast looks good! You must have had a lovely day after that ๐Ÿ™ƒ.

    • Trev
      May 11, 2023

      Thank you, sorry for taking so long to reply, but I’ve only just seen your comment. ๐Ÿ™‚