Earlier this year, the Cartford Inn was named Pub of the Year 2020 by The Telegraph Newspaper.
It’s in a beautiful village just a short drive away from us. Sadly though, shortly after achieving this prestigious national award, its restaurant, bar and hotel have been temporarily closed due to full lockdown in England.
However, the good news is that the deli, called Toti (Taste of The Inn), have expanded their range of delicious takeaways.
We went along there this morning.
The outdoor seating area around the unlit fire was roped off:
There was an opportunity for me to again admire the artwork by the world-renowned artist My Dog Sighs. He has been commissioned to paint his famous Eyes in many places around the globe. This one, at the door to the deli, features David Bowie (with his Ziggy Stardust flash) right in the middle of the pupil:
As soon as the first lockdown ended (was it in early summer? I can’t remember), the Inn was the first place in the UK to offer Covid-secure dining in glass-houses:
I expect when the current lockdown ends on 2nd December, they’ll install heaters in the glass-houses. I hope so! Although there’s always inside with a roaring log-fire.
Bring on the good times! In the meantime:
Stay Safe Everyone.
All images ©HelenBushe.
Taken 20th November 2020, using iPhone 8Plus. Processed on iPad using Lightroom.
Thanks to Cee for this week’s Black & White Challenge: Any Kind of Seating.