Monday, 22 July 2013

The Crooked House of Windsor.

Today we visited Windsor, a nice escape from London, although bustling with tourists also. This was my first visit to Windsor so I was determined to try and see as much of the area as I could. We wandered along the Long Walk, taking lots of pictures as we went. We then stopped off at the Duchess of Cambridge, (named in 2011), for lunch. There are lots of lovely looking pubs and eateries everywhere, so it was quite tricky to decide, where we wanted to eat. Which leads us onto our afternoon tea..

I was recommend the crooked house of Windsor by @FancyaCuppaNow via twitter, *thank you*.  I'd popped into the tea room to book a table in the morning, as I thought it might be really busy by 3pm. However there appeared to be quite a few tables free when we arrived. 

It's your quintessential English tea room. a large selection on the menu including , breakfast, sandwiches, main meals, cakes and of course afternoon tea. I went for 'The Duchess Of Bedfordshire' consisting of Two Scones, Jam & Cornish Clotted Cream with Tea or coffee. I went for Assam. 

I noticed they also served an Orange Pekoe Ceylon tea. You can read about my visit to the Barnes tea room above.

The boy went for a slice of cheesecake and a coke, not quite your traditional choice for afternoon tea but hey-hoe!

The scones were served warm, and the tea was plentiful, the teapot offering loose leaf tea. I have to say this hot weather has been diminishing my tea consumption, but I really really enjoyed this cup. 

I have to say I thought the running of the tearooms seem slightly odd, we were served by lots and lots of different people, and I almost didn't know whether I was coming or going.

The Crooked House of Windsor it obviously a hit with the tourists, and I think I probably featured in quite a few photos as we sat upstairs in the window and hoards of children on foreign exchanges took lots of pictures - hopefully not too many of me with a mouthful of cake.

The tearoom is very quaint, but somehow I felt it lacked atmosphere (and I'm not entirely sure how). But I had a lovely experience and am not one to complain. 

I absolutely love Windsor and would visit again at the drop of a hat.
Have you visited The Crooked House of Windsor - what was your experience like? I shall leave you with a lovely view of Windsor Castle from the Long Walk. 

Thanks for reading x


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