A couple of week’s ago I mentioned having one of the best breakfast’s ever at Aspen House B&B in Herefordshire – well, quite by accident Mr Rigg and I ended up back at Aspen House for a night on Saturday. This was Mr Rigg’s first visit but he’d already heard lots about the breakfast and how lovely Sally and Rob were – but going back again so soon has allowed me to remedy the lack of photos of the breakfast from last time.
Sally and Rob are passionate about real food, running their B&B and cottage with green principles at their heart. The bedroom we stayed in is so pretty, painted a lovely dove grey with a soft coloured patchwork quilt on the bed and a big window with built-in seat. But what I’m hear to tell you about in more detail is the breakfast.
Firstly, there is a excellent selection of breakfast items, and when I say this, I don’t mean you can choose from breakfast dishes from around the world (this is not one of those worryingly abundant all-you-can-eat fancy hotel buffets). What I mean, is that Sally and Rob care about each item of their full English and continental breakfast offerings, each described beautifully and with details of where each ingredient is sourced (you can read their food sourcing here).
Before we had our full English, we enjoyed a bowl of homemade yoghurt with garden fruit compote, seeds and nuts. As well as the tea and coffee offerings, there is also a selection of 3 different local apple juices and 1 pear juice, ranging from sweet to medium dry. Sally also treated us to a small glass of kefir (newly discovered by myself and quite delicious!) which she’d blended with some garden fruits, including strawberry and gooseberry.
For our full English, we choose bacon (some of the tastiest I’ve had), local rare-breed sausages (I think the best I’ve had), their homemade baked beans (I would love to learn how to make these), the cheese flop (think thin potato cake with tangy cheese, soft in the middle and crispy on the outside – I could eat a bowl full!), and Rob’s steam-fried eggs.
I shall leave you all with your mouth’s watering, and a link to more details on the Aspen House breakfast, and to encourage you to visit one day.