Monday, 13 February 2012

Abbots Kitchen At St. Albans Cathedral

I am lucky enough to live near St. Albans in Herts. Today I decided to return to St Albans Cathedral and its friendly Abbot Kitchen.
The food is mostly homemade with huge slices of cake, soup and irresistible three course lunch menus. A three course menu costs £13.95  and includes a hot drink. There is a separate menu for  children. If you only want a coffee that`s fine too. It is waitress service and the staff are friendly and efficient.
I asked for a cheese and ham sandwich and this was served with a large amount of salad and a good number of crisps.
I noticed they do a very classy afternoon tea served with the traditional cake stand full of scones, small cakes and cream, for a very reasonable £8 per person. The Abbots kitchen is open until 5.30 pm and where else can you walk out the door and be in the wonderful St. Albans Cathedral. The Abbots Kitchen is actually in the Cathedral and it is quite special to soak in the history while sipping your tea. The Cathedral is very popular and so is the Abbots Kitchen so do try and avoid weekends.

Spend an hour roaming around the impressive Cathedral before or after your lunch. This 12th Century book is one of the Cathedrals most treasured possessions and sits in a glass case next to other ancient treasures. The lead glass window is from the middle ages.


Don`t forget to look up as you wander through the Cathedral, these Coats of Arms are up in the ceiling. 

                                                               

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