Shropshire Lavender

Recently I have been reading a local guidebook to give me new inspiration for places to visit in Shropshire. One of the places sounded perfect for the beautiful summer weather that we have been experiencing, so the weekend before last I decided it would be nice to take Mr C out to a mystery location for lunch.

He was a little bit reluctant to go out for lunch, but I persuaded him. I programmed the SatNav and it took us on a delightful magical mystery tour. That SatNav route took us in quite a different direction than I would have instinctively chosen. We arrived at our countryside destination in a timely manner avoiding the nearby town.

Gateway to Cakes & Tea

Enjoying lunch

Our destination was Shropshire Lavender, a small family run lavender farm with a tea room serving freshly baked cakes and scones. The lavender farm is set in the rolling Shropshire countryside about 3 miles from the market town of Newport on the North Shropshire-Staffordshire border.

Choosing lunch was difficult… should I opt for a lavender scone or lavender and lemon cake. I chose the latter and did not regret my choice ;-)

Lavender Pathway

Work in Progress

Butterfly Perch

Boscobel House

When we had finished our visit to the lavender farm we weren’t quite ready to go home, so we perused the mapbook for a nearby place of interest. We settled on Boscobel House famous as hiding places of King Charles II after defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651.

Fine Dining on the Patio

Later in the day we enjoyed fine dining on the patio :-)

10 Comments CherryPie on Jul 17th 2018

10 Responses to “Shropshire Lavender”

  1. Alan says:

    Lavender fields provide great photo opportunities. You make me remember that there is one not far from me that also has a tea room :)

  2. James Higham says:

    Saw this on Twitter. Absolutely lovely.

  3. I love Lavender fields – looks a beautiful place to visit and cake sounds delicious :) Boscobel House is on my list of places to visit so look forward to seeing some photos.

    • CherryPie says:

      If you visit Boscobel you should combine it with the nearby Moseley Old Hall, the two properties work well together. The history intertwines.

  4. lisl says:

    You must have seen that lavender at its best. Lots of butterflies, too?

    • CherryPie says:

      There is still more lavender to come, they grow several varieties. The lavender was buzzing with bees and frequented by lots of butterflies :-)

  5. Ayush Basu says:

    a fine day out, CP. i liked all the shots and i like lavender too. the one with the butterfly was a pleasing shot.