Hipping Hall have been a customer of mine since it reopened. I have been many times on business, trying not to dribble when intoxicated with the delicious smells wafting out of the kitchen. I felt bad it has taken me so long to come and visit not on work but for pleasure!
With doing the Keswick to Barrow walk on the Saturday was definitely going to have a lazy Sunday. So tweeted Andrew to see if he had availability for lunch for 2 weary walkers. 1pm.
Andrew came out to welcome us and assured he wasn’t laughing at us both walking in a very strained way!
I do love the whole feel of Hipping Hall, sumptuous fabrics and gorgeous wallpapers make it a very relaxing place to chill out. I wasn’t driving so it was a medicinal Bedrock Gin and tonic whilst drooling over the menu.
I decided on the shrimp risotto with bisque foam and Dave had the Gloucester old spot pork. The wine list was amazing, one bottle of Sauvignon blanc and a glass of an USA blended red. Not had wine from America so was interested in trying it, the result amazingly smooth and full bodied.
One thing I had never had before was the cheese laid out in the order it was meant to be eaten. It was explained to start with the goats cheese working our way to the soft blue. Accompanied with a delicious grape chutney.
Then pudding, I had apple and plum crumble with yoghurt sorbet, Dave the rhubarb and mallow.
Coffee and petit fours in the newly built orangery and it was time to leave and have a much need afternoon snooze!