The Marshmallow Restaurant and Tea Rooms in Moreton in Marsh has been awarded the Tea Guild of Excellence for the last four years, which is only awarded annually to the TOP 40 Guild Members in the whole of the UK so when we decided to take a day trip to the Cotswolds there was no doubt that we were going to pop in for a visit.
The tearoom is very traditional inside which I love, you get proper coasters for your plate featuring a drawing of the front of the building, little vases with flowers on your table and a good old fashioned tea tray with timer and tea strainer when you order a pot of tea.
We both decided it would be nice to have tea for a change which came with a jug of hot water to top up the pots/warm the cups or however you wish to use it and delicious shortbread biscuits. I’ve not seen a doily for ages and after seeing this I think tea should be served on a tray with a doily every time you have it!
The lunchtime menu had some rather delicious sounding meals on it but as we had plans to eat out for dinner as well as lunch we thought sandwiches would be the best choice. Mr Gourmand decided to have the ham and tomato which is something he doesn’t often have. The ham was carved rather than being plastic slices and the tomato was thick and juicy.
My sandwich of choice was the roast beef and horseradish, I find this a typical British sandwich and as we were in a rather lovely tea room this seemed like the perfect sandwich to order. The beef was soft and not chewy, the horseradish had a big kick which was so perfect with the beef. I’m not a purist so I popped some of the tomato from my salad into the sandwich. Delicious.
I couldn’t have left without trying some of the homemade scones with clotted cream, they were listed on the menu as mini scones but they were certainly anything but mini, Mr Gourmand’s eyes lit up when they arrived as he knew he would be offered one.