Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Visit to Southwell

Gossips Coffee House
I wish I could be off work everyday, I would have such fun.
Yesterday I took my Mum out for the day to Southwell (pronounced Suthell).  What a treat.  It was lovely. 
I was told about it originally by a friend at work and then after reading Diane's blog (Heartshaped) I decided that it looked like the kind of place I would love.  I wasn't disappointed.
The shops are small and quaint with old-fashioned frontages.  There were lovely gift shops, clothes shops, cafes and even (wait for it) a little wool shop.  Unfortunately this was closed.
We were advised to visit Gossips Coffee House for lunch by the lady in the handmade chocolate shop.  We obliged as we thought it would have been rude not to.  We ordered homemade carrot and parsnip soup and it was delicious.  The waitress who served us was absolutely amazing.  Nothing was too much trouble. 
I would say if you don't go anywhere else this side of Christmas please take a trip to Southwell but avoid Mondays if you want to buy wool.


  1. I used to live in Newark so have been there lots of times although do not remember the wool shop.
    Lovely place!

  2. Its a treasure of a place - did you visit the Minster? xxxx