Thursday, May 14, 2015

CASTLES & CAKE

CASTLE AND CAKE
Castles, Fish & Chips and Cake is essentially the name of the game with this post but let's stick with the alliterative title! This post was a day out that turned out to be brilliantly British. I spent a Saturday afternoon hanging around Warwick which is well known for being home of Warwick Castle.

Our first port of call was figuring out lunch! We toyed with the idea of sandwiches and Italian food but we all know that sometimes only fish and chips will do! So we stopped by The Pot and Fin which serve up the perfect portions.
WARWICK FISH AND CHIPS
We had a wander around some vintage and antique shops but it wasn't long before we walked back towards the castle and with it dating back to 1068 (built by William the Conquerer) it's a pretty touristy location. I've been on many a school trip to the castle but we didn't venture inside this time. Mostly because it's not the cheapest place to visit and all we really wanted was a good view of the castle. My friend Chrissy used to work there and knew where to take me for a decent view! 
warwick castle IG copy
WARWICK OUTFIT COAT
WARWICK CASTLE OUTFIT
WARWICK TEA ROOMS
Warwick outfit and building
WARWICK CASTLE THOMAS OAKEN TEA ROOMS
Finally, we stopped by one of our favourite places for Afternoon tea at the Thomas Oaken Tea Rooms (see this super old post too!) which is near the castle entrance, inside a little 500 year old building. It's really quaint, creaky, everything is a little mismatched, a bit wonky and pretty old all round - it's super cute. Most importantly, they serve lots of cake (their scones are so big we shared one!) and they have a large selection of the most delicious loose leaf tea. Such a perfect way to end a really lovely afternoon.

Coat - Next | Lace T-shirt - Monki | Cami - River Island | Jeans - Topshop | Bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs | Air Max Thea - Nike

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28 comments

  1. These pictures are beautiful and you're making me want to go there now, sounds like it could be a great place to see in the summer!

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  2. That fish and chips looks so yummy and that's such a great view of the castle! It's so cool that it's 1000 years old!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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  3. Uh, divine. Those fish and chips tho <3

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  4. What a gorgeous spot! This sounds like such a lovely way to spend an afternoon, and I love your pink blazer. :)

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  5. LOVE this. Castles and quaint little villages are my favourite! And how next-level amazing is your coat?! Please can we do this whenever I'm back in the UK?! (And I'm forever envious of your fish and chips dish, who would've thought I'd miss that of all things?) xx

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  6. Yay 😏. Nice to be on the right side of the firewall so I can catch up with you πŸ˜‹.
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  7. Sounds like such a lovely day. I'll have to add this (and especially the tea spot) to my list of place to visit!

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  8. such beautiful scenery! and tea time! couldn't get more british than that! you look super lovely <3


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  9. Wow, beautiful place! It looks like it was such a wonderful day!

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  10. Thanks Sandra! It's lovely - shame you're not Birmingham based any more as it's only about 30 mins or so away.

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  11. It's pretty cool isn't it? I love thinking about all the history!

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  12. I am craving them right now too, such perfect little portions!

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  13. It was! I went on another castle adventure recently which I personally think is way more awesome than Warwick castle. Can't wait to share!

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  14. Totally my favourite! Oh I'd love to go castle-adventuring with you Mish. One of these days this will happen! S'ok to be envious of fish and chips - I am forever wishing I had all of that hello kitty food and EVEN the siu mai breakfasts etc etc!

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  15. Woop! Nice to see you pop up in my comments Claire! Miss you and can't wait to see you soon!

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  16. Oh you definitely should, the castle is a great place to explore if you've never been. Definitely one for the list - plus Warwick is a lovely little town!

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  17. It's the best right? I definitely take this scenery for granted.

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  18. Thanks Valerie! It was a great day! I went on another castle adventure which i will have to share soon! x

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  19. Here's hoping Apparating and Disapparating comes into force soon ;)

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  20. Looks like you had a brilliant day out. Tea and fish and chips in one day is basically my idea of heaven! Oh, and I LOVE your coat by the way; such a pretty colour on you x

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  21. It was a lovely day, despite it being so grey but I think that made it even more of a British day out! ;)

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  22. Great minds! I could do with all the above right now - yum! Thanks for the coat appreciation. I really need to wear it more :)

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  23. Haha but I have a feeling your first stop with be your baby tortoises haha x

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  24. I think I'll have to just travel more from London, you inspire me to do so with your frequent trips to London!

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  25. Precisely! You're very welcome. Oh yeah, absolutely :-) x

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  26. Uh I could lick my screen right now- those fish and chips are calling out to me! I think it'd be so much fun to come visit you one day and for you to take me around the 'Winnie's UK' tour. :P

    Sam
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  27. Ha they were the perfect portion! Oh man, one day I will definitely organise a tour for you. I will pass my drivers license especially hahaha. You'd love all the castles!

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