Of all the tearooms in Lavenham this one for me was the best
It was just a couple of doors down from our cottage and we popped in for tea late one afternoon and were so welcomed even though it was winding down
Apologies all round because the scones were all finished but there was the delicious aroma of the next batch baking in the oven
No problem though as Alan ordered an Almond slice which came with strawberries and cream and I ordered a Lemon cream sponge with strawberries
It was a fascinating place and it was hard to tell just what was for sale and what was 'part of the furniture!'
The kitchen was in view behind the curtain
and I was told I was free to wander through to the back
The owner telling some local boys that it was time to leave
I think one would say it was a place where a home, shop and tearoom meet, the margins being very blurred
Very relaxing and enjoyable
I did mention in an earlier post that there were many tearooms in this one village and even the wool shop and butchers combined a teashop and/or tea garden.
This one was right next door to our cottage, a book and card shop with a tea area at the back of the shop
and a small tea garden outside
Our cottage garden was on the other side of the wall on the left
and another situated in a kitchen gadget shop
Never come across so many (including the ones in previous posts) in such a small area in my life!