60 High Street, Warwick, CV34 4BH, Telephone: 07733 550497 www.brethrenskitchen.co.uk Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire. The town lies upon the River Avon, 11 miles south of Coventry and just west of Leamington Spa and Whitnash with which it is conjoined. As of the 2001 United Kingdom census, it had a population of 23,350. There has been human activity at Warwick as early as the Neolithic and constant habitation since the 6th century.
I entered this Old Elizabethan historic house known locally as 'Lord Leycester Hospital' – 14th Century setting which is now a quaint tea room on the 13 April 2011 at 14.15 hours. It is wonderful with real lace table cloths with tables laid for 2, 3 and 6 people. The old lead windows, old beams and ceilings, an old cooker of yesteryear, old framed pictures with the nice lace table with cake display and tied floor makes for a lovely and cosy tea room.
The usual tea menu offered and a special board and on my visit the board consisted of; lee and potato with crusty bread; homemade cottage pie, coronation chicken, homemade ham salad, smoked mackerel salad, spinach and ricotta tartlets and pork pie with pickles. Also, homemade scones and cakes were available. Although a nice selection, I had a simple jacket potato with beans and cheese with a salad garnish.
A couple had written to me and suggested I visit the Brethren's Kitchen as they frequent it when they are in the area. I am glad I visited and I can highly recommend it. Parking is difficult in Warwick, so be patient!
Contact Joe Ellis:
Joe Ellis' English Tea Room Guide PO Box 262, Herne Bay, Kent, England, CT6 9AW Telephone: 01227 376180