Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Weekend Adventure Part 2: Cambridgeshire

After leaving Tenby we headed east, a long drive across England to Cambridgeshire. We stayed just outside of Cambridge in a rural location, the hotel being a converted old water-mill. If you look at the bottom left of the picture below you can see the 'undershot' mill wheel, now no longer running as there is insufficient water flow from the stream. The second pic is the view from our room.

Tea at By Jove!
On our leisurely drive around the county, spotting lots of windmills and admiring quaint thatched cottages, we spotted a sign for some tearooms and decided it certainly was time for tea. By Jove!, in the village of Burwell, turned out to be an absolute gem! On entering the tearooms you're transported back to the 1940s, with songs from the time (playing on an i-pod not a radio alas!) and traditional teas and cakes on the menu. The staff are friendly and dress the part, the ambience is a treat, and I enjoyed the Earl Grey tea so much that I bought some leaves from the shop afterwards. Here are some pictures of the experience!

The sign in the last picture reads: "any person who omits to shut and fasten this gate is liable to a penalty not exceeding forty shillings" - I think the building used to be a school house!

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