Sunday, 12 May 2013

The Monk's all white!

Thus far I haven't been able to write a food review without complaint. This marks a first. The White Monk Tea Room is currently the only place in Blanchland to eat since the Lord Crewe is closed for refurb. Popped in while dodging showers on a stroll around the village. Great service, attentive but not overbearing, lovely soup, thick hot and seasoned, and proper home-made scones and jam. All washed down with thick rich coffee. Just what I needed to warm up before nipping across the road to check out the local church. Worth a look; for such a small building, the interior is really exquisite, carved wooden ceiling, enormous organ, and small internal chamber, all with intricate carving and moldings. Then the sun came out.

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