Pottery is a passion for more than one of the 4 J's, however one J took a trip to Stoke on Trent to visit the Emma Bridgewater factory http://www.emmabridgewater.co.uk/
No surprise that along the way food was eaten.....
The first stop en route was the Wildlife Centre at Cilgerran http://www.welshwildlife.org/visitor-centres/the-welsh-wildlife-centre/ This was to view a timber frame building that had recently been erected by MC Rustics http://www.mc-rustics.co.uk/ with wood supplied by Atheston Firewood http://www.athestonfirewood.co.uk/ The cafe is in the big glass house and the food is freshly cooked. As it was only elevenses cake & drinks were ordered. J had 'indian' spiced carrot cake and bottle green elderflower cordial and her husband had baked chocolate and strawberry cheesecake and coffee. The cakes were delicious but as it was time to hit the road there was no chance to sample the home cooked meals.
Dinner was at an Italian restaurant in Stoke on Trent, La Bella Napoli http://www.labellanapoli.co.uk/
A bottle of house red was ordered and enjoyed, J had a starter of aubergines in a tomato sauce and her husband had gnocchi
For mains J had gnocchi with tomato sauce and her husband had sea bream in a white wine sauce
Deserts were some irrestible chocolate profiteroles!
If ever in the area again, another visit would take place.
Apologies for no pics.....need to get this J in the 21st century!!
J and her husband stayed at The Graythwaite B & B in Newcastle under Lyme http://www.thegraythwaite.co.uk/ they were served local speciality Staffordshire Oatcakes with their full breakfast which was very good indeed...