Poppies is a bit like the North Yorkshire Moors Railway- it preserves something of the past whilst offering excellent service.
Inside there is a cosy traditional feel, with small round tables decked with lovely old tablecloths, service is at the table, and welcoming but not over friendly.
The best thing about the cafe is the way they have left the double shop front in its original style. It still has the name of the jewellers on the door, and the window furniture has been left just as it had been when it was a shop premises.
Outside, should you need it, there is a charming and unique toilet entirely made of wood, but to describe it as a shed (as I heard someone so doing) would do it a disservice.
I can't comment too much on the food as we were keen to have a speedy lunch and see the castle before getting back on the train, so the tuna jacket potato was just right and served promptly.
I would recommend this cafe as it seemed to fit in with the nostalgic theme of the day and presents good English food with excellent service.
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