COSTA COFFEE: MY USUAL HAUNT
I bought the Chesterfield "town trail" then I went to Costa to sit in the warm to read through it before following the trail.
Costa as usual delicious latte and a warm atmosphere, just what I needed on such a cold day.
Favorite Dish: LATTE AND A LEMON AND POPPY SEED MUFFIN
Northern Tea Merchants Ltd: The Best reason to visit Chesterfield!
My parents 'discovered' the Tea Merchants a few years ago, and visit quite regularly, They raved about it, and I finally joined them there one morning for a pot of tea and a hot buttered toasted tea-cake. Blimey! this wasn't what I was expecting at all.
If this was in London, York, Bath etc, it would be in their top 10 places to enjoy a cuppa!
A huge selection of teas (and coffees) as well as an array of home baked cakes. Served by friendly (homely) staff.
We sat at a glass topped table which was divided into sections below with different types of tea.(pic 2)
Shelves nearby had attractive mugs, tea pots etc for sale.
As well as loose tea and blends, you can purchase freshly ground coffee.
to be continued asap!
Favorite Dish: I'm working my way through the extensive tea menu! - so far, Russian Caravan, Rose and Nilgiri have all been superb!
The Bakewell Tart-(Home made) was the best I've ever had! The Toasted tea cakes are delicious too!
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The Royal Oak: The oldest pub in Chesterfield
The building dates back to the 12th century & is Chesterfield's oldest pub. It was originally a rest-home for the Knights Templar during the years of the Crusades. Earliest discovered records show it being used as an Inn in 1722.
Both the interior & exterior are English Tudor style architecture. I popped in for a bit of lunch & there was a good selection of food & real ales to be enjoyed in a historic, friendly pub.
The Royal Oak: Oldest Inn in Chesterfield
This is the oldest pub in Chesterfield, built in the 12th century and it has been an inn since 1722, the food is basic but tasty and all at reasonable prices, the choice of beers though is the reason it is popular it always has a good selection of real ales on tap to compliment the food. There are two entrances to the pub the top door leads into the smaller side but that is non smoking and the bottom door leads into the tap room.
THE WINSICK ARMS: BASIC PUB GRUB
Winsick Arms is a local pub that caters to families. Although it is built in the Tudor fashion it is, aparantly a 20th century building. It has a standard pub area, a family dining room and outside is a childrens play area. A "pubMcdonalds" so to speak.
The attendents are a bit inexperienced, but do have a sense of humor. Not knowing the local brews I explained to the the barkeep lady that I was from out of town and she replied, "I could tell!"
We ate here twice as it was convenient to our B&B. Nothing too exceptional, just standard pub grub.
Favorite Dish: When in the Uk I often order beef pies, as I like the taste. Indeed, the beef pie here was up to standard, and, of course, served with fries and peas. The service was a bit fragmented but adequate. Definitley a place to sup when needed.
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The Shambles: Home made Cakes and Pastries
Hands up all those who like home made scones with butter, Lemon Meringue Pie or baked egg custard tart... No one eh!
Forget the diet, you can walk of the calories going round the shops.
This is a little tea room tucked away in a passageway near the top end of the market and Marks & Spencers.
All the cakes and pastries are home made and you get a decent milky coffee (oups! perhaps I should say latte)
They also do a take home service for the pastries which I'm afraid is another temptation.
Favorite Dish: Fruit Scones, Baked Egg Custard, Lemon Meringue, Cheese Pie, Prawn & Meyo Sandwich.
The Rutland: Proper Beer!
Great place to go for a lunchtime bite and drink, there is a good selection of real ales and good bar food in nice relaxed surroundings and all are at reasonable prices.
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