Kitnor’s Tea Rooms and Garden, Bossington, Somerset
Deep blue ceanothus clambers up the walls of this 15th century thatched cottage where there’s a cosy little tea room and a peaceful garden; it’s a gem, tucked away down winding lanes in the Exmoor village of Bossington, where charming cottages with tall chimney stacks line the street and flowers tumble over the old stone walls.
It’s nice to know that no air miles are clocked up in the making of your lunch or afternoon tea, and that’s certainly the case at Kitnor’s Tea Rooms and Gardens. Meat, tea and coffee come from Porlock just down the road, the clotted cream is from Kernow and the jam is from North Devon; the ice cream is made barely 20 minutes away. All the cakes and scones are freshly made every day, and their own blend of that Porlock tea and coffee has been perfected to work in harmony with the local water.
There are daily changing homemade specials for lunch, or you can have soup of the day, sandwiches or toasties, but there really is something undescribably good about sitting in the garden amongst the flowers and the birds and butterflies, with a good old fashioned cream tea; big fat scones, a huge dollop of jam and a generous helping of clotted cream, all washed down with the perfect pot of tea. If you want a full on High Tea, served the traditional way on a tiered cake stand, you really must book first.
Open: Oct-June 11.00 am-4.00 pm (closed Weds, Thurs and Christmas Day) June-Oct daily 11.00 am-4.30 pm T: 01643 862643 Dog friendly
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