The Little Rose Tearoom, Louth
This month I headed to the Wolds to visit The Little Rose Tearoom in Louth.
Debbie and Matt moved into the premises two years ago and have turned it from a hairdresser’s into a successful tearoom which they are extending in September. Debbie has plenty of experience working in the hospitality industry, managing other successful businesses, while Matt’s background as a HGV driver couldn’t be further from his current position. However, he has taken to his new job with ease.
After years of both working for others, Debbie and Matt decided they wanted to open their own shop and when the current site became available they moved swiftly. Inside you will find an eclectic mix of traditional and modern decorative elements and on one wall you will find a selection of teapots for sale from Carters of Suffolk.
When we arrived we were warmly welcomed by Debbie and her team and chose a table where we were served a wonderful coffee and hot chocolate. Whilst we were having a look at the menu Debbie told us a bit about her background and introduced us to Matt, who is responsible for the kitchen. They were both extremely welcoming, not only to us, but to all their customers. They explained that, even though they are off the main road, business has been very good for them. As well as their regular customers, a few of whom we got to speak to, The Little Rose Tearoom also has a steady stream of new customers, who get to enjoy the full experience.
I was feeling quite peckish when we arrived so I opted for a bacon, brie and cranberry panini – a firm favourite of mine – whilst my guest was happy to see the all-day breakfast on the menu and chose the small option. All the food is prepared freshly on site so we had expected a slight wait, however the meals were served warm and very promptly.
My panini was bursting with filling and accompanied by a large side salad and homemade coleslaw. My guest’s small breakfast was a hearty sight, with bacon, sausage, tomato, mushroom, beans, hash brown and toast. The breakfasts also come with eggs cooked to the customer’s preference. Both meals were well cooked and very well presented – and were both delicious.
Although we were full we had both been eyeing up the wide selection of homemade cakes, so were both eager to try some before we left. We did ask for some guidance from one of the regular customers for his recommendation; however he said he couldn’t pick just one, so we were left to choose our own. I always enjoy a good Victoria sponge and seeing the cake beforehand my mind was soon made up. My guest chose the strawberry swirl. Both cakes were baked and presented extremely well and were light and fluffy.
I would highly recommend a visit to The Little Rose Tearoom.