what a lovely place lynmouth is - amazing location. A friend and i drove from
Taunton to spend monday afternoon walking to the Valley of the Rocks and back.
A beautiful walk, stunning natural beauty, sunshine, blue sky - perfect spring
day. Having done our walk and heading back to the car pleasantly tired and in
need of a cuppa, we happened upon The Captain's House tea garden which looked
rather inviting and pretty in it's riverbank situation. We plumped for tea and
cake; no chance of seeing the cake, we were just told 'lemon drizzle or coffee
and walnut'. We had a slice of each and a pot of tea for two. The cups were the
sort you would find in a (bad) greasy spoon cafe, the stainless steel pot,
although big, was grubby, VERY dribblesome and we had trouble believing that
the water had been boiling at the time it was poured onto the tea bags. As for
the cake..... i am not a connoisseur but i know a lemon drizzle when i see one.
This was just a sponge sandwhich with lemon icing on the top and in the middle
and SOOOooooo dry. The coffee and walnut could not be described as sponge, it
was very dense.My friend asked to use a loo.....and was abruptly directed to the public
conveniences on the other side of the river "which we maintain" - really? did
he just mean that he pays his taxes?? At no point did the proprietor (once he
had plonked our tea and cake on the table) come by to ask if all was well...
just took our £11.00 and hid in the house. oh, did i say, the 'cake' was £3.50
per slice - THREE POUNDS AND FIFTY PENCE for a slice of cake. Should have gone
back to the place we had lunch where service was admirable, tea was hot and
huge slice of fresh carrot cake was only £2.30!
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