Thursday, 22 November 2012

Our Vampiric Trip to Whitby

A few weeks ago Louis and I felt like we had denied ourselves a little trip away (in 4 years the only trip we have had together was too Ireland with family and Louis proceeded to bite my on the flight due to his fear of flying - as you can tell I've not quite forgive him for that one!)
So we decided to go to Whitby, my firends all rave about the place I had been dying to go to Bats and Broomsticks - which is a vampire themed hotel (I'm a huge lover of all things vampiric..... except Twilight - vampires should NOT glitter)
So we booked it and went on our merry travels.. I say merry travels... it was a horrific 3 hour drive to Whitby from Manchester - arghhhhhh. Anyway we got to the hotel and was greeted by Kev who is a wonderfully welcoming gentlemen with a fabulous sense of humour - he showed us round the hotel and pointed out a few essentials in case the undead came a-knocking....

The room was absolutely stunning, the Victorian four-poster bed came complete with vines and a hanging bat! He showed us the breakfast area which was in the cellar, you get to have breakfast by candelight (aww) and all the tables are adorned with adorable trinkets including a vampire and glamourous victim salt and pepper shaker set - which very nearly got taken with us!(pictued below) We decided to go for a walk (not that we could see much as it was rather misty!) and we went for a bite to eat. We stumbled upon an absolutely gorgeous cafe called Sherlocks Coffee House and was full to the brim with old books, old telephones, record players and many many teapots.
We went for a meal at Bagdale Hall Hotel and Restaurant which had been recommended to us, but to be perfectly honest I was rather deflated at the meal, there were a few touches that I loved however. As an appetiser we were given a warm oatie loaf with a chilli and oil dip, garlic butter and plain butter - which was rather delightful.
For starter Louis and I both chose the crab and lobster fishcakes sitting on a thermidor sauce - there are no pictures of this dish as it did not stand a chance - oh gosh if I could have one of those bad boys right now i'd sell my soul. For main I chose steak that had great flavour but was such a bad cut that I was basically sucking at fat and gristle to get the succulent meat, Louis had beef wellington which he seemed to thoroughly enjoy. The vegetables that came with it were lovely, but nothing to right home about and my steak came with a diane sauce that had nice subtle flavours but I was left wanting more of an impact.
Now dessert, ooooo, dessert... a white chocolate and raspeberry cheesecake practically drowning in a reservoir of cream. It was creamy, sharp, sweet and tangy and satisfied me to no end (well until I got the £70 bill!)
I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Whitby with Louis, because it's important to make time out of your crazy life for the love of your life (cheeeeeeese)
Love you Louis
No Drama xxx

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