It was a Saturday and (mostly) sunny so Wifey and I decided to have a day trip out of the city. We pootled along to Bridgnorth to soak up the sunshine in the Severn Valley.
Whilst exploring the town, we went to the Funicular (Cliff) Railway, England’s oldest and steepest. We were happy to discover a team room, aptly named Winding House Tea Rooms, had been added since our last visit.
Our thirst needed quenching so a visit was called for. Those disliking steep staircases should look away now…
Downstairs past the steep descent and a view of the winding gear, you arrive at the counter. A choice of internal or external seating was offered. As it was a rare bright day, we chose outdoor seating and were whisked away to a magnificent panoramic of the Severn Valley
You also get a quite spectacular view of the Victorian railway, still carrying passengers to this day, which gives the tea room a unique character.
After ordering inside, a short wait later our tea (and a morsel of cake each) arrived in fine china, with strainers, delivered by friendly staff. There was an extensive menu of over 25 teas, encompassing, Black, Green, White, Fruit and blended teas. I chose the champagne of teas, a lovely Darjeeling, whilst Wifey went for an Earl Grey
My cake choice was a delightfully light lemon cake filled with cool fresh whipped cream. A good zing from the lemon curd worked well with the sweetness of the cream and was a match made in heaven for my Darjeeling.
Wifey’s choice was a more robust Coffee and Walnut flavoured slice to match the powerful bergamot kick of her Earl Grey. The cake had a rich coffee flavour running through, enrobed in a light fluffy sponge, providing bitter and sweet counterpoints in taste.
With that it was time to pay inside and back to a stroll around Bridgnorth in the sun. If you’re in the mood for a rest with spectacular views and unique surroundings whilst in Bridgnorth, I heartily recommend it.