Saturday, 15 September 2012

What a Tearoom! Lavenham Part 7

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

Two more

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!


CherryPie said...

That looks like the perfect place to sit and enjoy tea and cake.

Vee said...

And to think how we must search and search for a tea room. They are very rare in my corner. I have to travel thirty miles to find one. That's why I'm hoping that when the tea room opens here in town, it'll be well received.

This one looks very charming indeed and you did well with your selections. I'd like a bite...

Lorrie said...

There are a LOT of tea rooms there. And I love the cakes you showed. Mmmm. I can see why that one was your favourite.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time visiting those tea shops. A good cup of hot tea will hit the spot here today as it has turned quite chilly. What a change from the hot days of summer.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

So welcoming and rich in wood and atmosphere. What a special town~

Balisha said...

I love the English tradition of tea. We have a small tearoom in a town several miles awsy.I go there occasionally. We are getting an new McDonald's here in our town :( I would much rather it be a tea room/bookstore. I really enjoy looking at your posts...especially ones about your traditions.

Cheri said...

What a lovely tearoom!

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Delicious Barbara...both the tea and the tour.

Anonymous said...

Lovely tearoom!

We actually have one in our small town and they serve the best little sandwiches and cute desserts of course with the yummy tea!

Gracie Saylor said...

It would be fun to visit those shops, I think, Barbara. Thanks for posting about them. I like visiting our tea shop about four miles from our home. There are few tea shops around us, but many Starbuck's coffee shops
which also serve tea, but not as charmingly as the shops you showed :)

talesfromagarden said...

I think I would happily live here going from tearoom to tearoom,oh the weight would just pile on! Beautiful pics!

Lori Zehr said...

Your photos are making me miss
England. Did you say wool? I knit and spin! How exciting!

Pomona said...

What an amazing place! I love tea shops - I think I would have liked to run one!

Pomona x

nikkipolani said...

What a delight to the eyes and tastebuds. I never know how to order when there's so much to choose from. Your lemon sponge looks absolutely gorgeous.

La Petite Gallery said...

I missed this post. Boy! would I love to have tea and a scone
in this place. Such charm.

have a fun day