Spoon HQ

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Spoon HQ was lucky enough to stay at Stephen and Jo Terry's luxurious hide-away- THE HARDWICK-nestled in the beautiful hills of Abergavenny during last weekend's Food Festival. After a busy day trawling the Festival, and later filling up on Wild Boar and local cider at the Castle, what could be better than returning to a packed Hardwick bar, filled with merry Festival goers? As our taxi travelled the short journey along the rambling road from town, we welcomed the warm glow from The Hardwick's window in the distance and felt giddy at the prospect of getting into our beautiful, brand new, bedroom.

Pampered by Champney's sugar salt scrubs, luxurious White Company bedding and dressing gowns, we had a look through the DVD library and armed with a vast selection of every tea, coffee and sugar we have ever wanted, settled down for the most peaceful and relaxing night a couple on Londoners have had in a long time.

In the morning, we made our way over to the Hardwick's new dining room and feasted on what Spoon HQ has now proclaimed to be the "Best Breakfast in Britain." Here's what we had (we challenge you to find a better breakfast this side of the Atlantic/Pacific)

Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
Local Organic Apple Juice

Teas, Cafetiere Coffee, Espresso, Cappuccino


Greek Yoghurt with Granola and Local Honey

A Rack of Toast with Butter, Jams, Marmite or Lemon Curd

Cooked Welsh Breakfast: Bacon, Sausage, Fried Egg, Mushroom, Tomato, Baked Beans, Black Pudding and Bread Fried in Pork Fat

Black Mountain Smoked Salmon with Free-Range Scrambled Eggs

Poached, Fried or Scrambled Eggs on Toast

Toasted Bacon or Sausage Sandwich

Smoked haddock with Poached Eggs and Mustard Sauce

I could gush all day about Stephen's food and I haven't started on the bedrooms (and most importantly, the bathrooms) More to come.......


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