Cumbria has a whole host of local food producers and a very traditional reputation for hospitality that centres on eating and enjoying food cooked with love and attention to detail. enjoy……
Start your day, the right way
Visitors always seem to remember their breakfast at Crake Trees Manor.
To start with, the oak side table is spread with good things from the kitchen. Home-made or locally produced if possible.
My own Granola and Muesli, Fruit salads, Prunes steeped in green tea, and natural set Yoghurt and a choice of Cereals. Porridge made with Salkeld Water Mill Oats can be ordered in the colder months.
Then on to a shared Farmhouse Platter of home cured Bacon, Cumberland Sausage with bitter Apple, confit roast Tomato, field Mushrooms and local farm Eggs. Lucky Sunday morning visitors also get tray baked Black Pudding with apple sauce.
Vegetarian and other choices can be griddled Halloumi with thyme roasted Tomatoes, Poached Eggs, Baked beans with a cheese topping or buttered Mushrooms on toast.
Bread sliced to toast and often a fruit loaf or croissants with my own marmalade and hedgerow jellies.
Gluten and Lactose free diets are not a problem, with a little advance notice.
A breakfast basket can be taken outside to the courtyard on sunny mornings, or a continental style breakfast tray for a lazy morning in bed.
Breakfast in Bed
Breakfast in Bed…at whatever time you like
Guests who fancy a lazy start to the day, or who are just not ‘morning people’ can order a specially prepared breakfast tray. Brought to your room at a time of your choice.
An antique tray with a crisp linen cloth is laden with…. Fresh brewed Coffee or Tea, or lemon verbena Tisane, Orange juice, thick Yoghurt and Fruit cocktail, Croissants and homemade Crab Apple jelly.
Supper on a Tray by the fire
EVENING PICNIC SUPPER or WINTER SUPPER TRAY £28.00 for 2 people
For late arrivals, or if you don’t fancy going out for supper.
Order Supper on a tray or a Picnic Supper in the summer months.
A tasty spread of Homemade Pizza or Pork Pie or Hot Pot with a salad. Plus Cheese, Biscuits, and a homemade pudding. Special requests are welcome.
The tray will be ready for when you arrive, or at the end of a day exploring. Take the tray to your room or enjoy sitting by the Wood Stove in the Hall or outside in the evening summer sunshine.