So we took our seats at a table in The Anchor with a glorious view of the Abbey, but were greeted with a "sorry we're closed" by the waitress despite the 2 obvious 'open' signs in the window. This could be forgiveable had the waitress not also observed us struggle with my gran in her wheelchair for sometime before telling us this. However she then said she would allow us to order a cream tea so we gratefully placed our order and excitedly waited for our cream tea. What followed was the worst cream tea I have ever experienced and such a major disappointment I have felt compelled to write this.
It consisted of a stale sultana scone (like one from a packet of cheap budget supermarket scones), a stingy blob of clotted cream and a cheap and jelly like jam all horribly chilled and completely unenjoyable. Unfortunately we'd already paid and the waitress then made a disappearing act into the kitchen where she and the rest of the staff remained whilst more customers poured in and we were left to explain to everyone they weren't taking orders and were closed. I also took the opportunity to tell these fortunate 'would be customers' that it was terrible and they'd had a lucky escape!
Thankfully had it not been for a lovely visit to the Abbey afterwards, then I'm afraid this experience could have ruined our trip.
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