October 6, 2001
The only glitch in our service was that I ordered marinated olives and they were served after the soup instead of before, but it was a small mistake.
For dessert I had The Barons Lawn Tennis Cake, which was traditional English fruitcake loaded with sultanas and nuts and a pot of tea. Al & Joe went for the gusto and ordered the blackberry and apple tart with clotted cream ice cream. I refused to spend $8 for a dessert but both of them raved about it , so I guess I should have.
There is both outdoor and indoor dining here. It was cool and windy when we visited so we ate indoors. This is several levels above every other house meal that we had. Everything was very fresh and the whole atmosphere was very posh but not stuffy.
From journal Visits to the Treasure Houses of England