Minster Hotel

We set off a little later than intended which meant we were able to make a slight detour into Lichfield for lunch. We hoped to eat in Chapters Cafe in the close next to the Cathedral but, unfortunately our timing was off. A church service had just finished which meant the cafe was full. We opted for a plan B and found ourselves in a cafe style restaurant where I had a cherry scone.

The journey was rather slow with lots of queuing traffic. The first queue we encountered was because of a lorry shedding its load on a roundabout near Derby. This meant access into Derby was blocked off and traffic had to divert in other directions. At one point three police cars were lined up across the opposite carriageway and, as we proceeded slowly down our carriageway, one of the police cars reversed at great speed to the roundabout we were heading towards. When we arrived at the roundabout it was in chaos.

Yorkshire Tea

Due to the delays we arrived in York a little later than intended. At the hotel, The Minster, we were greeted by a delightful receptionist. The room was lovely and we had a cup of Yorkshire tea and homemade shortbread biscuits that were on the complimentary tea tray.

After unpacking and freshening up we made our way to Bistro No. 8 for dinner, stopping off for an aperitif on the way. The food was delicious, I chose Fish Chowder. The staff were friendly and polite and nothing was too much trouble for them.

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 5th 2018

6 Responses to “York – Day One”

  1. Amfortas says:

    Yorkshire tea, eh? That would be from the great sweep of lush plantations on Ilkley Moor where going without a hat is fatal but you might be revived by an indiginous cuppa. BYO cup, of course. It is Yorkshire.

    Now, seriously, about that Derby traffic hoohaa. Do you have a ‘Dash-Cam’? It must have been quite an interruption to your progress but quite a laugh nonetheless seeing the police cars all in a tiswas.

    • CherryPie says:

      Although there were two cups and saucers there was only one spoon which we had to share ;-)

      No we didn’t have a dash cam and I didn’t think to get my camera out either!

  2. Ayush says:

    i sense it was a pleasurable time at the hotel, CP. i liked the tea set shot.

  3. Astrid says:

    It is always nice to know that people enjoy it when you are in there hotel/restaurant. I wonder what Yorkshire tea is like. Nice display though.