Moreton Tea Rooms- History, Heritage and Delicious Cakes
The village of Moreton in Dorset is a real find for anyone looking for a piece of tranquil England. This is the burial place of Lawrence of Arabia, the home of an exquisite church with unique etched windows and a wonderful woodland walk. It is a world away from the big cities and yet there is a direct train from London.
Moreton Tea Rooms is now a busy and popular café and restaurant in what was once the school room. Pictures of the old village and reminders of the links with Lawrence of Arabia cover the walls. The food is sourced locally from freshly caught crab to beef from a nearby farm. Vegetables are grown within a few miles of the tea room and the seasons are reflected in the menu. This is a wonderful place to relax over lunch after a countryside walk and appreciate the flavours of the cuisine.Sunday roast lunch is my favourite and the taste is mouth watering. Afternoon (or morning) tea and cakes are a particular specialty with all manner of tempting treats. If the cake trolley looks a bit unusual, it also has a historic link to the past. This black metal trolley covered in all manner of cream cakes, fruit cakes and seasonal delights was once the bier that carried the coffin of Lawrence of Arabia to his funeral.