Last year East Redstone Antiques, one of the tearooms in my little guidebook, had to close.
For a while the premises they had occupied, near Coupar Angus in Perthshire, lay empty, but earlier this year a new tearoom popped up to take its place – The Tilted Teapot:
I must say, it was jolly tasty.
After the soup, delightful assistant no.1 and myself opted to dive straight in to the sweet treats, while delightful assistant no.2 continued with the savouries.
He chose a tuna mayonnaise roll, which came with salad, crisps and coleslaw and a wonderfully soft and fluffy white roll. He was very pleased with everything on the plate and ate it all up like a good boy:
While he was eating that, delightful assistant no.1 and I browsed the cake cabinet:
And found something you don’t normally see on a tearoom menu:
After some indecision, I went for a piece of carrot cake:
Which I washed down with a very smooth and enjoyable cup of decaf coffee:
Delightful assistant no.1 went for a rhubarb tart, which was liberally decorated with icing sugar and had a little air hole in the top that made me think of Inuit fishing through the Arctic ice:
Both assistants opted for tea, which came in a large teapot covered with a very impressive knitted teacosy:
The teacups were vast, holding about the same as a reasonably large mug might hold:
Although the antiques that previously filled this tearoom had gone, there were some locally crafted items for sale in the area we walked through to get to the tearoom:
My favourite things were the small and colourful knitteds, made by a local lady who can’t see to read knitting patterns any more and so created these without any guidance:
I wished I knew a baby who would fit into this delightful little mauve number: