The Carmen Rose, Ribchester, Lancashire

I have received this review in from Carl Barrow

Making my regular visit to Ribchester I was greeted by a lovely surprise, a newly opened Tea Rooms in the heart of this Roman village.Just what the village needed I thought.I was not prepared however for the surprise inside, Sara the owner has combined her lifelong love of Tea Shops with her own award winning Gift Shop expertise to provide a real gem.
The ground floor is largely given over to the Tea Room, an area where you instantly feel at home and want to spend a lazy afternoon.The menu I was told will be updated on a regular basis, however on this initial visit I chose a mouth watering carrot cake combined with a beautiful pot of tea served in the most amazingly designed crockery (Sara please offer this to your customers as they would make lovely gifts!). Talking of gifts the first floor offers a wide range of gifts to suit every taste from mirrors, prints and furniture to unusual jewellery and items to suit children of all ages.
The visit was rounded off in the peaceful rear garden enjoying a delicious ice cream (from a local farm) which was too good to miss and that sums up the whole experience of The Carmen Rose.

2 thoughts on “The Carmen Rose, Ribchester, Lancashire

  1. Looked idealic on arrival.
    We needed a table for 4 and had to sit and wait at a dirty table covered in the previous customers plates with half eaten remains of food. 25minutes later our order was taken!
    My 8 year old daughter chose the Black Forest Gateaux and I was slightly curious at the cream as it looked like buutercream. Then my daughter spat her first mouthful out and said it tasted of cheese!
    I tasted it, disgusting sour cream, we both felt physically sick.
    A waiter asked if we wished to order something else. My response was a firm no thankyou. We left without eating anything else and would not wish to have sampled anything else after that.
    It was busy, but no excuse to serve a cake fit for the bin!

  2. I regularly visit the tearoom with my wife. We are always impressed by the quality of food we recieve and the friendliness of the staff. The cakes are superb as is everything else on the menu. You only need to read their guest book to find out how popular and liked this place is. Highly recommended.

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