My wife and I headed for this well-reviewed tea room at the start of a short stay in the most attractive town of Chipping Campden. We had dropped in for a light lunch. It was half-term week and nearly every table was occupied. The menu is highly original – we chose a soup and scone combination. (We saw some very attractive cakes on display – we overheard that one of them had to have some of its chocolate curls removed so it would fit under its protective cover!) There were two soups on our visit – we opted for the butternut squash with ginger. Our large, piping hot bowls of soup soon appeared, served with chunks of granary bread. It was simply delicious (can I have the recipe, please?!) The scones were served warm – they were so light and crumbly. Although the hosts were very busy, they maintained a cheerful repartee with those fortunate enough to be eating in this very popular tea room. We certainly did not feel rushed, neither were we kept waiting. We left feeling a warm glow from our dining experience.
Later in the afternoon, just after the tea room had closed, I discovered that I seemed to have mislaid my wallet. I returned to the tea room on the off-chance that I had dropped it there. Indeed I had, and it was returned to me. It seemed that the staff were as happy to see it returned to its rightful owner as I was to have it back. The folk here are the very nicest of people, and they richly deserve their much-heralded reputation.
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