Afternoon tea and the Cotswolds

We’ve just got back from a few days in the Cotswolds (a very picturesque part of western England – see photos at the end of this post!).

On our way to the Cotswolds we made a short stop in Stratford Upon Avon and were lucky enough to stumble across Hobsons Patisseries and their giant scones, whose halves are separated by amazing towers of cream.

Hobson's Patisserie Stratford scones

The amazing giant scones at Hobson’s

Stratford Upon Avon is famous as the birthplace of Shakespeare. But soaking in all the local history can be exhausting and may help you to work up an appetite. Here are some of your other options should you feel peckish:

Hobson's Patisserie Stratford cakes

Cheesecake display in Hobsons Stratford

Hobson's Patisserie Stratford desserts

Desserts at Hobsons in Stratford

 

Later in our trip, we also had afternoon tea at Huffkins in Stow on the Wold:

Huffkins afternoon tea

Afternoon tea stand at Huffkins Stow on the Wold

We’ve just got back, so I’ll need some more time to put together a proper post about our trip. In the meantime, here are a few photos I took in Lower Slaughter (yes, there really is a village called that) to give you an idea of some of the beautiful things we saw in the Cotswolds.

Lower Slaughter Manor

Lower Slaughter Manor

Lower Slaughter Church

The Parish Church of St Mary, Lower Slaughter

Lower Slaughter Mill

The Old Mill at Lower Slaughter

Lower Slaughter Eye stream

The Eye, Lower Slaughter, Cotswolds, England

Lower Slaughter crossroads

Lower Slaughter, Cotswolds, England

Cottages, Lower Slaughter

Cottages, Lower Slaughter, Cotswolds

© Claire Huston / Art and Soul

 

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