A tale of 2 carrot cakes… Bitter & Twisted vs. Tilly’s Tea House

This has been a weekend of two carrot cakes. Bitter & Twisted vs. Tilly’s Tea House

Friday night arrived and we kicked off with an after work aperitif at Bitter & Twisted, the camp cocktail bar in Chipping Norton.  What better way to shake of the drab and dreary vibes of rainy Friday than surround by the hot pink interiors, nibbling on a sausage and working your way through the cocktail menu. I snapped this Instagram shot of Tom getting his chops around an unusual cocktail…

Tom trying out a liquid #carrotcake #grownup #milkshake #afterworkdrinks

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The Carrot Cake – Frangelico, Cream, Goldschlager and Baileys.

I thought it would be difficult to out do this splendid liquid dessert, then this landed on the table Saturday morning…

Tillys Tea House

A doorstop wedge of Carrot Cake.

As house hunting continued, this weekend took us to the very hilly village of Blockley near the picturesque Cotswold haunt of Moreton in the Marsh. With an hour to spare between houses, I wanted to show Tom the institution that is Tilly’s Tea House.

Moreton is quaint and American’s love it for its chocolate box Britishness, and the little old ladies are literally bussed in on market day. But unlike Chipping Norton, whose high street is made up of independent useful shops – butchers, bookstore, gift shop, bakers, the odd boutique clothing retailer; Moreton’s high street consists of tea rooms, the odd antiques dealership and yet more tea rooms.

So what is it that make’s Tilly’s stand out from the crowd? Well, door stop sandwiches and cakes that are challenge to balance on a fork are the reason why Tilly’s is a favourite with the local and the tourist.


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