Sunday, 4 January 2009

'The Café Upstairs'

At the top of the stairs I am given a very warm friendly welcome by Maddie who looks after the Café which offers speciality hot and cold drinks as well as gourmet freshly prepared delicatessen light bites.

There are two light airy rooms –one over looking the courtyards with interesting sculptures, at this time of year some pansies, the framing shop, the New Gallery and the stable full of Anita’s Designs. There is an exhibition now of prints for children and the young at heart.

This room (14 seats) is available for hire for meals, parties, talks, exhibitions or just meeting friends.

Today I will chose the other room, which over looks the walled garden of Bevere Knoll, the main house, and catch a glimpse of the pond, palm trees and spacious lawns also enjoy the paintings of local scenes

I wonder what I shall have for lunch today –a bacon and brie panini, scrambled egg with smoked salmon, granary bread and salad garnish or as it is so cold I might go for
Tomato and basil soup.

The Café is open daily 10.30am – 4pm. (Closed Mondays)

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