I was out in a village on a group walk recently and after a couple of hard hours tramping up hill and down dale, we visited the most wonderful tea rooms. These were situated in a very old barn on the edge of a mill complex. The building itself was tall and being near the mill, the sounds of the water wheel were quite atmospheric. The design inside the barn was fantastic with a hayloft all lit up with a firm stair case up. It had a display of old farm and mill equipment together with a display of historical costumes. Downstairs the interior design had been very carefully thought out. There were patterned tiles hanging in displays over the cold stone walls – just a few brightly coloured motifs. Amongst these were photos and racks of cards for purchase. The cooking area itself was very mod con behind a big glass counter and display unit. A great deal of thought had gone ito how to set the chairs and tables. These were all pretty sturdy – just right when hoardes of muddy walkers descend on the place and all need to fit around the tables with their gear still in situ!