Malvern Hills

We set off on our travels, late morning, taking my car out for a spin for a change. Our destination was Malvern where we were stopping overnight ahead of meetup with photography friends.

We had intended to have lunch in The Firs, Elgar’s birthplace however we spotted a sign to a village cafe and took the slight detour. We found the cafe to be a quaint delight, it was a burger bar with a chalet attached to its side. The weather was glorious so we opted to sit outside on one of the conveniently placed picnic benches to eat our freshly made sandwich along with a cup of tea.

The Firs

The Firs has only recently been taken over by the National Trust and is a work in progress. The house was interesting and we listened to a talk about the mystery of ‘the …..’, but it is not a place I would rush back to. We had afternoon tea and shared a piece of lemon courgette cake which was tasty.

The Bishop's Room

When we arrived at The Cotford Hotel in Malvern, we were informed that we had been given a complimentary upgrade to the ‘Bishops Room’. This was a lovely surprise because it was the room we had wanted to stay in but which wasn’t available when we booked.

We took our cases to the room before having a relaxing drink in the Piano Lounge (in my case I chose Rose wine). We then returned to the room to freshen up before dining in the hotel’s restaurant, L’amuse Bouche. The food was as good as I remembered it from the previous occasion we dined there.

Garden Cascade

One of our fellow diners (connected with the local boarding school) and his guests were rather loud and effusive, in their conversation which made it difficult to think and stifled the conversation of the other diners, but overall it was a pleasant experience. In the garden there is relaxing cascade of water tinkling down the waterfall adding to the ambience of the restaurant.

14 Comments CherryPie on Sep 13th 2018

14 Responses to “Malvern – Day One”

  1. Malvern looks like a great place to explore.
    Still haven’t been there yet.

    Did an epic 13-mile walk in Surrey last week.
    Yes, all around Box Hill. Visited three NT properties too :)

  2. lisl says:

    The Bishop’s Room looks intriguing, Cherie. (I am going to Malvern tomorrow to visit family.)

  3. Alan says:

    It all looks very grand. Somehow I can’t see you and Mr C sat in a burger bar. though :) Its bit like asking for a knife and fork in McDonalds or similar.

  4. Ginnie says:

    I see you had a good “appetizer” before the meetup with the rest of us, Cherrie. HA!

  5. I’ve not been to Elgar’s House for years – well before the National Trust took it over. Love the last photo and the view through the window :)

    • CherryPie says:

      The National Trust are in the process of changing some of the rooms around. I liked the small garden outside the house.

      It is a lovely view through the window in the last photo :-)

  6. ....peter says:

    you are always on the go Cherie… i liked your upgrade to the bishop’s room….peter:)