Wednesday, 7 May 2014

King John's Wiltshire Tea Rooms

King John's Hunting Lodge Tea Rooms





















Tea at King John's

I very much enjoyed taking tea at the King John's Hunting Lodge Tea Rooms in Lacock, Wiltshire, recently. (And I've just got to my scribbled note to say something about it.) I'll keep it brief. The lodge is the oldest house in Lacock, with parts dating back to the 13th century. The warm scones they serve straight from the oven speak for themselves. You can't order too many. Refute any challenge to this indulgence.

On a sunny day, you can enjoy your afternoon tea on picnic blankets on their lawn. This has the potential to be a blissful moment, but depends on the other customers — hell can be other people.

Tweedy's Thought: Lacock is carefully preserved, which means no plastic signage and shop-fronts. Why does any town or city allow the ugly preponderance of plastic? Bring back the traditional signwriter. 

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