Sunday, 11 October 2015

Grasmere highlight: Baldry's Tearoom

When you find yourself hungry while in Grasmere there are a lot of places to choose from for a bite to eat but I personally will always attempt to find somewhere that has been recommended. 

Whether it's a suggestion from a friend or random reviews on Trip Advisor, I prefer somewhere which has already received a thumbs up. Can you tell that I've had my fair share of adventurous mystery picks which have disappointed? 

Life is just too short to eat mundane, microwaved, bland or boring ('uninspired' as hubby says) food.

So, having read about Baldry's on a blog ages ago I was thrilled we could get a table. It's very busy, as you would expect, during the Summer high season (we attempted to come during a Summer visit previously but it was chocka!). It's much quieter in October with less tourists around overall. 

It has a picturesque welcoming store front and once inside it oozes character while still being cosy. 

The staff was very friendly and the menus burst with delicious homemade options from quiche to burgers, fruit crumble to scones. 

I was craving a bit of a sweet treat for my elevenses and chose a Raspberry & Blueberry scone with jam, butter & whipped cream, of course. 

The scone that arrived was impressive, not only was it huge but it was also homemade. There were little pockets of berry sweetness and a lovely crusted top. The perfect combination to compliment my sinful spreads!

For the adventurous hot beverage drinkers there is a plentiful selection of teas from around the world to choose from within the Tea Menu (it is a tearoom after all).

I went with the loose leaf Rooibus tea which I enjoyed with milk (it tastes nice even if it's possibly not 'proper'). 

Hubby was cleverly matching his hot beverage to his choice of treat with the loose leaf Wild Cherry tea that he felt would go brilliantly with his slice of Bakewell Tart (I agree!).

It was an enjoyable experience from walking in the door right through to wiping the crumbs from my top just before leaving. 

This lovely tearoom is definitely going on my 'Grasmere Highlights' list (currently alongside getting Grasmere Gingerbread each visit) and I'm already hatching a plan for when i'll be able to stop by again!