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#2442 - 30/10/05 11:28 AM Re: B&B in Shap
leki rulz Offline
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Registered: 19/11/04
Posts: 274
Loc: Australia
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Originally posted by Countryfile:
We stayed at the Greyhound in Shap (wrong end of the village- come on guys you've just walked 16 miles and you're moaning about another couple of hundred yards!) -
I would thoroughly recommend the accommodation and the "Lamb Henry" was to die for.
Sorry all you Veggies out there.


You're not Martin of Martin and Mary, by any chance, are you?

Martin (whom we remember with great fondness) recommended the "Lamb Henry" to Mr Leki and me and it came with a redcurrant sauce, fell off the bone, and melted in our mouths.

One of the best meals on the C2C.

Having said that you really can't go past Margaret B's at Brookfield House to sleep, widgeon -- which is just a hop step and jump down the road.

Both Greyhound and Brookfield House are on the left as you leave town and Brookfield, is, I think, the last house in town.

Yes, it IS another mile down the road, but there is a quick pint to be had just at the beginning of town as you enter Shap, so sup on that before you do that last mile, and that will give you the caloric energy to trot through town (a place to trot through quickly I might add) to partake of Margaret's delicious homemade melting moments and almond tea cakes for afternoon tea -- before trotting 100 metres, or thereabouts, back to the Greyhound for the "Lamb Henry". Margaret's teacakes are better than from a bakery.

Tho' I have to say, Margaret does dinners, too, and, if they are anything like her breakfasts (which started for us with fresh fruit salad and included divine smoked haddock and poached eggs, or freshly beaten fluffy omelettes, among many other lovely choices) -- or her lunches which were the best on our trip -- her little lunch 'surprises' she calls them come all prettily wrapped and lovingly sealed with pretty coloured floral stickers and included some of the melt-in-the-mouth almond cakes from afternoon tea -- her dinners would likely come in many courses, be exquisitely prepared, stretching from sherry to port, and with fresh pink roses from her garden as a centrepiece. You might even want to negotiate that.

Her breakfasts are served on Royal Doulton china: pretty with pink flowers. Her whole house is pretty in pink and very romantic: the roses, the towels, the wallpaper -- and she is one of the star hostesses on the C2C.

Also: from her house you can shortcut straight to the path the next day without having to repeat that mile.

So, what you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabout.

Enjoy, widgeon!

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[This message has been edited by leki rulz (edited 30 October 2005).]

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#2443 - 30/10/05 06:18 PM Re: B&B in Shap
Countryfile Offline
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Registered: 28/10/05
Posts: 103
Loc: Lancaster,England
Sadly I am not the Martin to whom you refer, though I applaud his educated taste buds.
These almond cakes and fluffy omellettes sound just the job (though probably best not mixed together). I wonder if Margaret will require a quality assurance tester next year - I would feel just about up to the job.

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#2444 - 20/08/06 08:54 PM Re: B&B in Shap
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Registered: 07/05/06
Posts: 2013
Loc: Stafford
Agree with PathLoser and Countryfile, you won't get better in Shap than the Greyhound.

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#2445 - 21/08/06 08:04 PM Re: B&B in Shap
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Registered: 04/08/06
Posts: 23
Loc: Friday Harbor, WA USA
Does the Greyhound serve meals to non-guests? My mouth is already watering hearing about the lamb.

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#2446 - 21/08/06 08:12 PM Re: B&B in Shap
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Registered: 24/11/04
Posts: 848
Loc: Billingham,Cleveland
Yes it does serve meals to non-guests. I don't know about the lamb,but the pot brisket of beef is absolutely gorgeous. It is also worth noting,that if you pay by card,you can also get cash back out of it like you do in supermarkets.
Nimrod

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#2447 - 22/08/06 04:55 PM Re: B&B in Shap
Ash Offline
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Registered: 13/04/06
Posts: 50
Loc: Selby
The Greyhound serves excellent food and has a first class selection of beers (proper beers). It was one of our best meals on the walk. The puddings are also v good and given that the next stage is quite a long one can be justified (well sort of).

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#2448 - 22/08/06 11:32 PM Re: B&B in Shap
debbie Offline
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Registered: 27/03/05
Posts: 125
Loc: cornwall
gordita
the lamb henry is to die for, wish they hadn't given it such a cute name though.

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#2449 - 23/08/06 04:06 AM Re: B&B in Shap
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Registered: 07/05/06
Posts: 2013
Loc: Stafford
The lamb henry was for the sheep to die for. Perhaps Henry worked at the abbatoir.

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#2450 - 23/08/06 08:21 PM Re: B&B in Shap
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Registered: 24/11/04
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Loc: Billingham,Cleveland
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Originally posted by debbie:
gordita
the lamb henry is to die for, wish they hadn't given it such a cute name though.


What was Lamb Henry?
Nimrod

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#2451 - 24/08/06 09:43 PM Re: B&B in Shap
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Registered: 18/01/05
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Loc: Cotati, CA, USA
Nimrod
Lamb Henry was reportedly the favorite dish of Henry 8th, a lamb shank cooked in garlic and red wine (Bordeaux I presume). I get it whenever I see it, the best at the Queens Hotel in Ambleside. The lamb shank in red current sauce at the White Hart Inn in Hawes gave old Henry a run for his money.

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