A very pleasant Sunday morning cycle ride with Trevor and Ray.
As usual on our Sunday rides we have to visit the Old School Tearooms at Carburton, near Clumber Park.
The thought of that fresh pot of coffee keeps us going….
SCHOOL dinners… did you love them or hate them?
Time plays tricks when recalling lumpy custard with an inch-thick skin, watery cabbage, overcooked sprouts and gravy that defied description. Such memories are rekindled when our rides are puncuated with a visit to The Old School Tea Rooms in Carburton. Built in 1932, it retains the features of the original infant and junior school – look closely and you’ll see where the room was divided into two classrooms.
The school closed around 1975-76 and became a joiner’s workshop before being converted into tea rooms 14 years later.
Wendy Bearley used to visit as a customer and eight years ago the then owner offered to sell it to her. It’s always busy and you have to book even midweek for lunch. There’s seating for 42 and she still gets a lot of former pupils and the odd teacher popping in. School dinners are definitely not on the menu from Wendy!
Sunday mornings see’s a steady stream of cyclists, before the lunchtime rush.