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Muddy Walkers’ Tea Room Paradise

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!