Lunch@Blackwell, the Arts&Crafts House

Blackwell, the Arts & Crafts House is a showpiece of the twentieth century arts & crafts design movement. After spending a couple of hours looking at the sensational furniture, lighting and decoration – we are ready for lunch. Tea rooms at places like this are usually pleasant enough but our expectations are probably set at moderate.

A bottle of Lakeland Lager from the Hawkshead Brewery, a pale and golden beer made with both lager hops and malt but then, interestingly, ale rather than lager yeast. It is very good indeed.

Rock is having a warm salad of pulled ham, orange & fennel served with Puy lentils, toasted pumpkin seeds, mixed leaves, honey mustard dressing and toasted homemade bread. She is loving it – quality products, beautifully put together. I have the Cajun spiced crab potato cakes with lemon mayo and a mixed salad. The potato cakes are delicately spiced and contain plenty of crab.


We have loved looking at the house and we have loved the lunch in the Blackwell Tea Room. Indeed, our expectations may have only been moderate and the menu relatively simple, but this is probably the best meal we have had on the road trip so far!


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Wade and Rock are a UK based couple who love good food and wildlife and love travelling to find it. Wade does most, but not all, of the writing and the photography. Rock shares the eating experience and tells Wade when planned posts fall short on sense or style or taste. In the opinion of Wade (and many of our friends) she is also a fabulous baker. WadeandRockandFood mainly consists of reviews of restaurants and pubs we have recently visited. WadeandRockandWildlife and WadeandRockandPlaces are mostly photoblogs.

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