Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Caldbeck, Cumbria

Rob and I had a run out to Caldbeck in Cumbria today, after our friend, Neil, had recommended the Watermill Cafe to us.

It is a very picturesque village, with a variety of small shops, selling all sorts of things, such as crafts, plants, jewellery, woollen items (rugs, jumpers, hats, craft materials), art work, whole foods, etc. There is a church, village pond with loose sheep and lots of ducks, Post Office and lots of nice lanes to wander in, admiring the cottage gardens and small streams. There are a number of longer walks you can do, in the area, but with the threatening clouds, we decided to leave that for another day.

There are several cafes and pubs to choose from. We went to the Watermill Cafe and had morning cappuccinos (large), and Rob had a date slice. (Price around £7.50).

Later we went back for lunch (served from 11.30 am) and I had a jacket potato with cheese and coleslaw, served with a side salad of mixed beans, more coleslaw, lettuce and grated carrot. Rob chose the 'pasty of the day', which was a vegetarian one, also served with side salad. Both meals were very good - homemade salads and a proper oven-baked potato. Rob thought the excellent pasty was probably from the Moody Baker in Alston. With a cold drink each, the bill came to under £18.

Here is a collage of photos we took. Click on the photos for a larger image.




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