Monday, June 16, 2008

Cream Tea Room in Stow-on-the-Wold

Our first Cotswold cream tea was in the Cream Tea Room in Stow on May 31. This tea room was new to us as it has been open about one year. I was impressed by the selection of loose leaf teas. As we continued traveling around the Cotswolds and Devon, I discovered several tea rooms had added loose leaf teas and several coffee choices to their menus since our last visit in 2004. This tea room was very typical of many local small tea rooms with the husband and wife being the only employees. In this case, the husband did food preparation while the wife was the server and hostess. often it was the other way around with the wife in the kitchen and the husband taking care of the service.

Day Trips From Chipping Campden

A ride on the scenic Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, a day trip to Builth Wells, Wales, shopping and ice cream in Broadway and a walk on the Malverns were just a few of our adventures during our week in the Cotswolds. Others included a visit to Moreton-in-Marsh, Winchcombe, Snowshill, the Slaughters, Bourton -on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold and the Shakespeare Centre and birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon. With over 700 photos and many pages of notes, I can't possibly show or tell it all in the limited space here!

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