I had quite a few scones on holiday in Cumbria last month, but the best was saved till last.
After leaving our holiday home at Red Hall Farm, on our way back north we took a detour to Lanercost Priory, about half a mile from Hadrian’s Wall.
We didn’t have time to visit the priory itself, but we did visit the award winning tearoom next to it.
The delightful assistants opted for coffee and a slice of lemon cake between them.
Pleased to find there was leaf tea on offer, I chose a pot of Darjeeling accompanied by a fruit scone.
The scone hadn’t been long out of the oven and was still slightly warm. With a little butter, it was absolute bliss. The poor old jam that came with it didn’t have a look in.