By Dawn Robinson-Walsh:
A quick shout out to The Rectory Tearooms at Morwenstow where I lunched yesterday.
It was the most Christmassy feeling place I have been to so far this December (yes, I appreciate it is early days).
Their website says:
Featured in the Cornwall Today Magazine, The Independent, and as one of the Top Ten Tearooms in the Telegraph, as well as listing as one of the top six tea rooms in Cornwall’s Food Guide magazine and Country Living Magazine listed Rectory Farm Tearooms as one of the top 25 in the country.
We use locally sourced foods wherever possible and our scones, cakes, quiches, chutneys and delicious soups are made here in our farmhouse kitchen using many old family recipes. We use Cornish clotted cream, local jam, Westcountry cheeses and proper Cornish pasties, our own beef and lamb, as available, and fruit and vegetables from local suppliers or our own kitchen garden.
We provide a menu catering for vegetarian, gluten, wheat and dairy free diets. We also offer a healthy children’s menu.
It is tucked away near the church and The Bush Inn.
Yesterday, it was fully booked.
I have to say the service was excellent (we arrived during a short power cut following a hail storm so quite atmospheric), the decorations eclectic and festive, and the food hearty and tasty, too. I’ve only ever eaten outside before during a dog walk, and that was some time ago.
Loved the vintage china teapot and cups, etc., and was also quite envious of the contents of the cake stand on the table next to us! A beautiful place for a little celebration or just a friendly get-together.