An Unexpected Scone of the Week : Rocking Horse Cafe

We had an impromptu lunch out today. We’d been out for a drive up the coast. As our second lockdown is nearly here and opportunities to eat out dry up after Wednesday, lunch out seemed like a pretty good idea, so on the way home we swung by the Rocking Horse Cafe at Rock Moor, just off the A1 north of Alnwick. It was lovely to be back and were warmly welcomed at one of our favourite cafes.

I ordered the red pepper and tomato soup with a cheese scone – a perfect combination. The soup was full of rich sweetness and flavour, a generous serving at the perfect temperature (I like my soup hot, but not too hot to eat) The scone was also well-flavoured, nicely crusted on the outside and soft inside, served warm with a big slice of butter.

K had the all day breakfast stotty: bacon, sausage, 2 fried eggs and black pudding served in a stotty cake (that’s our regional speciality bread – a large flat bread roll). He really enjoyed it…

…and Buddy was pretty impressed too!

As we had Buddy with us, The Rocky was an obvious choice as it’s one of the most dog-friendly lunch spots we know. Canine customers while we were there included a couple of shih tzus and a very pretty chocolate Labrador. We were all too full of lovely food to take Buddy round the agility course in the cafe’s garden.

The cafe is able to expand into adjacent farm buildings or the garden at busy times to allow for plenty of social distancing between tables as well as all the other COVID safety measures.

Of course it’s not just the humans that are friendly – the resident border collies always give a warm welcome too, especially Sam!