We’ve been renewing, renovating and improving, mum & dad don’t like to stand still so I thought I’d better catch you up before I set off on my travels again around and about East Devon.
Hopefully you have seen our boat, not for sailing in but for eating in!, novel but we don’t all have sea legs! and I have certainly never been in any boat other than ours!
After much planning, sawing and banging, the Studio fascia has been replaced and all the decking has been changed for non slip boards, essential for our normal weather! Our swinging chair has also been moved to the boat, it would be perfect for me to relax in but we aren’t allowed on the furniture so, I am reliably told that it is for customers to enjoy, maybe after dinner with a coffee or during the day with a Cream Tea, and with the new lighting its simply fab.
Talking of a Cream Tea, and notably our award winning Teas, we had a nice little write up about our more unusual Cream Tea “Thunder & Lightening” in this months Food Magazine. Served on our delicious Scones this historic variation of a Cream Tea has “Thunder” Clotted Cream and Golden Syrup or Honey “Lightening”. Wow we can cook up a Storm, even if we can’t sail through one! This tradition started in Cornwall served on a split, a soft milky roll, but we wanted to go one better so we use our Scones instead, although mum experimented with Black Pepper & Honey Bread, whilst a great combo it would be maybe a little too off the wall , mind you a customer once told us “we are a little bit crazy with a whole load of style”!
Of course we have Gardens to enjoy your Cream Teas in but we also have a cosy lounge in the winter months, and you can while away the hours with a Drink and a jigsaw or simply snooze by the fire like me!
Now with Folk Festival coming soon, you could escape and enjoy a tranquil Tea in our garden, whilst I’m out and about watching the Morris Men and checking out all the activities on offer @SidmouthFolkWeek and tell your friends we do have a few rooms left so they won’t miss out.