Firstly, although this is a B and B and not a cafe, I am including it becuase I can. I am also including it becuase the biggest complaint(?) I have to give this breakfast is that the plates were square, meaning that someone commented that the breakfast wasn’t very big. It was. I think this was down to the huge, square plates.
This was an excellent Full English Breakfast. I mean really great. I like to think that I know a fair bit about a Full English – and this one hits every mark.
Looking at it from a different angle: Note the discreetly hidden half a slice of perfect fried bread – a rare treat these days. The perfectly cooked hash brown was a delight, as was the locally sourced sausage:
This sausage, like the rest of the breakfast was cooked to perfection: succulant, cooked how I like it. The black pudding was from the same local supplier. The mushrooms were baked, then flash fried, (to remove some of the water they are blessed with). Bacon was just right – not too thin and cooked with care and precision. The beans automatically come in a small china cup, (‘You don’t want them contaminating the rest of your breakfast, do you?’). Tomatoes were good, as was the perfectly runny fried egg. Toast was a help yourself option of 3 types of bread.
This was a truly superb breakfast. The biggest complaint was that the plates were a little large and didnt show off the breakfast to its best. Thats it. Literally nothing else to fault it over. The owner of the B and B is Jeanette. She is a natural host, very positive and really cares about her customers. She happens to live in a beautiful village in a beautiful old house. If I ever go back to Bakewell, I will be staying there again – just for the breakfast.