Tuesday, 4 November 2014

The Old Stables - Horncastle, Lincolnshire

Horncastle lies South of the Lincolnshire Wolds. It is a town famed for its antiques and what can only be described as Junk shops. I've honestly never seen so many in such a small vicinity! Definitely a top place to go for all those treasure and bargain hunting types.

As with many small towns/villages there is an array of Tearooms and cafes and it can be quite hard to pick out the best one. Luckily we had local knowledge on our side and were pointed towards The Old Stables just off of the town square.

With a large courtyard and two floors inside it is fairly sizeable for a cafe in a small town. We walked in and settled for a table upstairs. Someone in this establishment definitely has a penchant for purple. Purple sofas, purple cushions, purple decorations, purple table mats..

We looked over the menu and decided on something fairly small for lunch, as we were expecting a large dinner later, and opted for a couple of sandwiches accompanied by a pot of tea for two. 

The Lincolnshire sausage (of course) sandwich was mine, the sausages were sliced and placed between thick slices of granary bread, sliced making it easy to eat. The sausages were slightly charred which is very much to my liking. 

D opted for the bacon sandwich and despite a hiccup with a packet of vinegar instead of brown sauce (on his part) his sandwich came well

presented. Although D remarked he would have preferred a more even bacon to bread ratio.

The tea is a home blend, and ever the Yorkshire girl... It's not as good as Yorkshire tea. I'm sorry I'm just too loyal. 

The bill came to £10 in total and it definitely hit the spot. Preferring not to be over indulgent we steered away from the home baked cakes, although after seeing them proudly displayed in the cabinet this was rather hard. 

It's had good reviews from the locals and the staff were extremely polite and friendly, it's definitely somewhere I wouldn't hesitate to return to.

The Old Stables 
Market Place
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