Went yesterday to this glorious house which has recently been restored. A few sections were off limits as there was a wedding there at 2.30 pm but it is free to roam around and there is a guide if you want to join the others. We chose to look on our own. The Library was the highlight as it has been renovated to its former glory and was breathtaking. There are books to read informing the traveller/visitor of the history of each room which was particularly interesting. Only the downstairs was on view and the vista from the windows was breathtaking. From the lake, the lush grounds and the fabulous shrubs, trees, flowers and fauna, the whole place is mesmerising. We went afterwards to The Brewhouse Cafe which is in the grounds and the kitchen that prepares the food is actually the kitchen of Kenwood House although no one could see it and it is obviously modernised for today's usage. Breakfast was being served as it was early but finishes at 11.30 am. We opted for scrambled eggs, bacon, toast and coffee and also had a brioche filled with rhubarb and custard. There is ample seating inside and out and we opted to sit outside as it was sunny and delightful even though rain had been forecast. The waiting staff were very helpful and carried my tray as there are a few steps up. Some of the tables are in the open and some under umbrellas. There were pigeons and crows hovering about for leftovers and as soon as people vacated their tables they swooped down for a feast squabbling over everything but then the waiting staff appeared and cleared it all away. There are so ,any shrubs, very old trees and flowers to admire, even troughs of homegrown rhubarb, which one could buy from the shop plus other vegetables I.e. carrots and beetroots. The grounds are amazing. There are plenty of benches to sit on and admire the views. There are plenty toilets nearby and disabled facilities. Lots of people come with their dogs too. There is parking as you come in and a few disabled spaces. When we came in the carpark was empty but when we left it was full, but there are turnings outside where I suppose one could park or in the main road.
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