A Change of Opinion

Put House Cafe
@p1kef1sh (45647)
August 28, 2015 2:46pm CST
Today I had lunch in a garden. Well, the former potting shed of a walled garden deep in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. We used to go there years ago when it was just so much mud frankly. The veg was good though and we liked the owner. However, she was ousted and the place 'improved'. A proper restaurant, called a 'cafe', because that's the pretentious new name for eating places in this country, with the food largely sourced form the garden. The Boss and I had our wedding anniversary meal there a couple of years ago and it was sadly underwhelming although the price was most definitely overwhelming! I took a friend there today, a risk I thought, and we discovered that the food was improved and the prices more reasonable. There's no doubt that on a sunny afternoon the view across the garden is stunning. I ate a Ploughman's Lunch. This consisted of an English goat cheese, a chicken and ham pie and a salad fresh from the garden. My friend had a warm salmon and fennel tart with salad. Being greedy I followed with a fudge and berry torte. All extremely good and at a realistic price. I hope that you enjoyed your lunches today.
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@1wldngl (3996)
• United States
28 Aug 15
I want what you're having!!!
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
29 Aug 15
I want you to be having it with me!
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@1wldngl (3996)
• United States
29 Aug 15
@p1kef1sh Me too!
@Rosekitty (19500)
• San Marcos, Texas
28 Aug 15
@p1kef1sh No launches for me...hahah... but i did have a bagel and cream cheese..the flavor of the bagel was french toast and the cream cheese was greek yogurt That food you described sounds so great and i would have ate both your meals..hahaah and now i'm hungry going to have a pizza for dinner.. Nothing greedy about a dessert
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
28 Aug 15
I saw the error and corrected it Rosie! Nothing wrong with bagels and cream cheese, although I like a slice of smoked salmon with mine.
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@Rosekitty (19500)
• San Marcos, Texas
28 Aug 15
@p1kef1sh and i spoke to soon on mine..
• Lubbock, Texas
28 Aug 15
MMMM sounds like a great lunch and pleasant atmosphere. It's odd that in your part of the world the more pretentious name is cafe, and here a cafe is a place you can pop in whenever you like and you're likely to need reservations for a restaurant.
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@Hatley (154630)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Apr 16
glad to hear thefood had impoved sounds really dellicious and I am hungry because its almost my snack time.
@marlina (58263)
• Canada
22 Sep 15
Glad that the place improved on the food quality and the lower prices.
@much2say (33468)
• United States
30 Aug 15
Opinions can be changed as long as there is reason for an opinion to be changed! Good that things improved for that cafe rather than the opposite (and often it does become the other way around). So why wasn't I invited?
@owlwings (37871)
• Cambridge, England
29 Aug 15
That sounds rather good and the setting looks very pleasant. The "Ploughman's Lunch" is probably not what any ploughman would recognise, though, so I think that it was badly described!
@cynthiann (18572)
• Jamaica
28 Aug 15
Not as good as yours! It sounded so wonderful. I had a left over from-last-night sweet potato salad and a packet of banana crisps - called chippies out here!
@GardenGerty (88713)
• Marion, Kansas
28 Aug 15
Hubby took me out for pizza today. Your lunch sounds very good, as well as the friend's lunch. We have very few places nearby to get a good fish meal.I can imagine having a leisurely lunch overlooking the garden.