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Pea Green Cafe, Supper Solutions Specials

Hello
Please see below for details of our mouth watering specials for today. We can serve these to you at home for lunch or supper, alternatively in the cafe or the riverside terrace for lunch. We open Tuesday through to Saturday and serve breakfasts until 11.30 AM. Lunch is available from mid day, and we recommend you contact us first to book a table. With a very busy Ludlow weekend coming up for the food festival remember the peace and tranquility of our riverside location offers a chance to get away from the hurly burly of the town centre.

It seems like we’re in for a bit of an Indian Summer, the next couple of days at least. I was wondering how it was described in other cultures/languages. A quick wikipedia search showed me these variations:

“Similar weather conditions, with local variations also exist. A warm period in autumn is called “Altweibersommer” (“old women’s summer”) in Germany, and in a number of Slavic-language countries. In Bulgaria and Serbia, it is known as “gypsy summer” or “poor man’s summer”. In Sweden, there’s “Brittsommar” (out of “Birgitta” and “Britta”, having their name days around the time, October 7). In Finland, the period is today called “intiaanikesä”, a direct translation, but historically a warm period in autumn was named after Bartholomew, his saint day being in late August. In Gaelic Ireland, the phenomenon is called “fómhar beag na ngéanna” (little autumn of the geese).In temperate parts of South America the phenomenon is known as “Veranico”, “Veranito” or “Veranillo” (literally, “little summer”), and usually occurs in early autumn between late April and mid-May, when it is known as “Veranico de Maio” (“May’s little summer”) or as “Veranito de San Juan” (“Saint John’s little summer”)

For lunchtime delivery phone before 11.00AM or supper delivery phone before 3.00PM. Also you can order in advance of the day you would like a delivery. The number to call is 07983 941856. If you’re connected to the answer phone when you call please leave a message and we WILL call you back

Pea Green Cafe and Supper Solutions Specials

Super tasty specials from our kitchen this week see below for details. We’re open each morning (Tuesday to Saturday) and serve a range of breakfasts until 11.30. Lunch is from 12noon to 2PM in the cafe, and delivery for lunch or supper each day too. In between times we serve a great range of hot and cold drinks, fresh baked pastries and delicious cakes. We serve our guests in our riverside garden and terrace that provide a wonderful and tranquil setting to relax in, with a unique perspective on the river Teme. If the weather takes a turn for the worse we have indoor tables in both the cafe or The Red Room, booking is advisable.

New arrival this week. I’ve just served some coffee outside on the riverside garden and the customers reported seeing a baby heron. It’s been a few years since I’ve spotted one of those here. We used to have a regular local heron about 10 years ago, it would be nice to have one regularly visiting again. The customer’s told me they also caught sight of the kingfisher 3 times. The diversity of wildlife that can be seen here is wonderful, it was about this time last year that we had regular visits from a female otter and her cubs. With autumn coming on and the trees already beginning to turn, the ever changing backdrop is well worth a visit to view.

For lunchtime delivery phone before 11.00AM or supper delivery phone before 3.00PM. Also you can order in advance of the day you would like a delivery. The number to call is 07983 941856. If you’re connected to the answer phone when you call please leave a message and we WILL call you back



Pea Green Cafe Supper Solutions.

Some delicious specials to tantalize your taste buds this week, see below for the menu. Available for lunch or evening home delivery, or lunch at the cafe. As we are now well into the second half of the year, August is upon us and the nights are beginning to draw in. The good run of weather has meant that most of our guests have been happy to sit outside, however as the weather cools this will definitely not be a first choice for many people. However we do have a solution in the Red Room, our new indoor dining area, available for bookings.

So as we are on the banks of the River Teme I thought I’d share a few details about it with you. The river’s source is in The Kerry Hills near Dolfor, and it flows more or less along the border between England and Wales as far as Brampton Bryan. It rises at 1660 feet above sea level and travels 81 miles until it joins the River Severn at Powick which is 46 feet above sea level. It’s the second largest tributary to the Severn. The whole of the river was designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1996. The River Teme was one of two large scale pilot projects announced by Severn Trent Water to introduce bathing quality water, alongside the River Leam in Warwickshire. So hopefully if the scheme is effective you’d be able to swim to us safely for your lunch!

Our phone number is 07983 941856, to arrange a home delivery OR to reserve a table. You can order a delivery at any time, days in advance if you wish. The latest time to order for same day delivery of lunch is 11AM and supper 3PM. However sometimes we are fully booked by the cut off point so the earlier you let us know the better. The phone is available 8.30AM to 7.30PM

Pea Green Cafe Supper Solutions Specials

Well what a week that was. Hope you have survived the extreme heat that seemed to take over everyone’s thoughts, actions and behaviours last week. One of the great things about our Red Room dining area is that it faces north and is encased in solid brick and stone walls. It remains relatively cool even in the high summer, so if it’s tranquility and cool you are looking for, we have it here. Indoors or out. 
This week’s special menu is below, tasty, fresh, unique and highly recommended. This is of course in addition to our regular extensive men. Home delivery, eat in the cafe or on the beautiful riverside terrace, described here:

The location is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest where it forms the South-Eastern corner stone of the Conservation Area of the historic market town of Ludlow.  When looking at the river Teme from the Tea Garden of the Pea Green Cafe; what one  sees today is not so much the natural river, but rather a millpond caused by the Casemill weir downstream. The river, in the summer months, would naturally be approximately 60cm deep. It is deeper than that now due to river dredging carried out in the late sixties.  In the 1960s a storm drain was installed on the site to alleviate pressure and flooding at the plant in Steventon. During the installation, Roman Engineering work was discovered that made up the landing point of the Ford.  The river Teme was forded here to take advantage of a natural slope on the opposite bank that would allow cattle and carts access to the Hogs back of land that forks one way to Wigmore with the other fork leading to Leominster and on to Kington.  Kington is significant to the site as it is the oldest known Celtic Royal Court in England.  This main North South route would have used the ford as the most convenient crossing point of the Teme and was probably well established long before the Romans conquered Britain in 45 A.D.  This early history has a bearing on the property, as the site was developed to exploit the typology geology.  The ford dictated the layout of Old Street, as can be seen from the driveway of the Pea Green Cafe.  A Saxon boathouse was located next door which would have been needed for large parts of the year when the river levels rose. The normal level of the River in average weather conditions is between 0.92m and 1.33m.

Our phone number is 07983 941856, to arrange a home delivery OR to reserve a table. You can order a delivery at any time, days in advance if you wish. The latest time to order for same day delivery of lunch is 11AM and supper 3PM. However sometimes we are fully booked by the cut off point so the earlier you let us know the better. The phone is available 8.30AM to 7.30PM


Specials, Pea Green Cafe and The Red Room

Hello,
Today (Monday) sees the re-opening of cafes and restaurants for customers inside. We shall be opening on Tuesday morning ready to welcome guests into the dining areas. Note the plural, in addition to the tables overlooking the river we have a dining room at the front of the building. We shall be offering the specials on the menu below to either eat here or for a home delivery lunch and supper.
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The Red Room at pea green cafe offers an intimate dining room available for bookings and private hire. Please phone us (or email or text or carrier pigeon!) if you would like to reserve space in this new location. I’ve attached a couple of photos below but if you would like to see more you can do so by following this link>> The Red Room SO if you are arranging a meet up with friends or family, or would just like to remind yourselves what going to a restaurant is like, please bear us in mind

Our phone number is 07983 941856, to arrange a home delivery OR to reserve a table. You can order a delivery at any time, days in advance if you wish. The latest time to order for same day delivery of lunch is 11AM and supper 3PM. However sometimes we are fully booked by the cut off point so the earlier you let us know the better. The phone is available 8.30AM to 7.30PM

Specials for Pea Green Cafe and Supper Solutions

Writing this on Monday I’m bathed in warm sunshine looking at a beautiful riverside setting. When I woke this morning I was looking at an inch of snow covering the garden. So, I’m making no predictions about the coming week other than:-

  • We are serving delicious food for lunch and supper  to deliver to you at home, special menu below.
  • We shall be providing an outside table service for our guests, be it in sunshine or snow!

Yes, finally after what has been a long haul through the winter for all of us we shall be pleased to open up again our outside tables. If you would like to try us for a meal PLEASE ring first to make a reservation, as spaces are limited and will be subject to availability. As you can see below we have re erected our outside shelter, and today it makes a lovely sunshade, It will keep the rain off too, not sure about the snow if that starts again, but you can always ring us first for a weather report!

So our number is 07983 941856, to arrange a home delivery OR to reserve a table. You can order a delivery at any time, days in advance if you wish. The latest time to order same day delivery of lunch is 11AM and supper 3PM. However sometimes we are full by the cut off point so the earlier you let us know the better. The phone is available 8.30AM to 7.30PM.



Specials from Pea Green Cafe’s Supper Solutions, and a BIG Thank You

A year ago this week, all our lives changed dramatically, pretty much overnight.  I’m sure there will be a lot of media focus on this anniversary and I’m not going to add to that clamour, I shall leave it to the professionals. You can probably imagine what a devastating effect the Government announcement, that ALL hospitality business were to close, had on us and all other businesses up and down the country. Fortunately we were able to continue with our well established delivery service, so have probably fared better than many. 

BUT there is one, and only one, way that we have survived this far, and that’s thanks to you, our customers.
So Nick, Deborah and myself would like to take this moment to offer a sincere and heartfelt massive THANK YOU to all of you who have supported us through this troubling time. We wouldn’t be here now without you, and we really are very grateful for your continued custom and support. We’re by no means out of the woods yet, (but to mix my metaphors) there is light at the end of the tunnel! Maybe 4 weeks from now, if things progress as previously suggested by HM Govt., I will be writing to you again to let you know that our riverside garden is open again and we can welcome you back for a meal here! Fingers crossed.

See below for this week’s special menu available in addition to our main menu. For lunchtime delivery phone before 11.00AM or supper delivery phone before 3.00PM. Also you can order in advance of the day you would like a delivery. The number to call is 07983 941856. If you’re connected to the answer phone when you call please leave a message and we WILL call you back

Supper Solutions Special Menu and A Notable Birthday

What a lovely spring morning we have today here in Ludlow central! Splashes of colour popping up in gardens and blossoms budding on the trees, forecast not quite so good however; suggest you stay home and order in a delivery! I’m pleased to bring you our delicious specials to supplement our regular menu. Unique recipe meals freshly cooked and delivered to your door. See below for details. 

March 9th is the birthday of one William Cobbett, born in Surrey in 1763. He had an extraordinarily full life, served 5 years as a soldier in the British army in America. Self exiled to France and America, after critisising the low pay and harsh tratment of regular soldiers and fearing arrest for publisising his findings. He founded the forerunner of Hansard, the parliamentary official records, imprisoned for libel for objecting to flogging of militiamen, was elected to parliament as an MP. And so much more besides. He’s best known for his writings as a pamphleteer and his most famous book “Rural Rides” is still in print 199 years after publication.  Thanks to the Gutenberg project you can read a copy or download for free, here’s an extract about his visit to Shrewsbury

I cannot quit Shrewsbury without expressing the great satisfaction that I derived from my visit to that place. …. I saw not one single person in the place that I had ever seen before; yet I never had more cordial shakes by the hand; in proportion to their numbers, not more at Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Halifax, Leeds, or Nottingham, or even Hull. I was particularly pleased with the conduct of the young gentlemen at Shrewsbury

William Cobbett Rural Rides

For lunchtime delivery phone before 11.00AM or supper delivery phone before 3.00PM. Also you can order in advance of the day you would like a delivery. The number to call is 07983 941856. If you’re connected to the answer phone when you call please leave a message and we WILL call you back

Feeling Chilli? Warm up with some chilli.

Feeling chilly? try some chilli. See menu below for this week’s special meals served in addition to our regular menu. Available for delivery lunchtime or supper Tuesday through to Saturday.

Now we’re done with January and the lengethening days bringing a promise of spring, with the snowdrops bringing their cheerfulness now they are in full flush. Here’s a snippet of trivia from Feb 2nd years passed. Mark Twain was “Born” on this day in 1863. Of course he was much older than that, but this was the day he first used Mark Twain as a nom de plume when writing in the Virginia newspaper called Territorial Enterprise. He has been attributed with many well known phrases and pithy quotes. One of my personal favourites was “Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.”

For lunchtime delivery phone before 11.00AM or supper delivery phone before 3.00PM. Also you can order in advance of the day you would like a delivery. The number to call is 07983 941856. If you’re connected to the answer phone when you call please leave a message and we WILL call you back

Specials and a moment from history

Hello, our regular opening days of Tuesday to Saturday return this week. See below for our specials selection. Available for home and work delivery lunches and suppers.

Looking through historical events in history I happened across an event from 1935. On January 11th the American aviator Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California. She was an amazing pioneer of early aviation, being the first woman to fly the Atlantic (as a passenger in 1928) and the first Woman to fly solo and at the controls of the aircraft in 1932. In this country we probably know more of the British aviator Amy Johnson who was a contemporary of Earhart’s flying from UK to Australia in 1930. Both these amazing pioneers were unfortunate to lose their lives before the age of 40, each doing what they were best known for – flying aircraft. To read more about either of them you can see their wikipedia entries here Earhart and Johnson

For lunchtime delivery phone before 11.00AM or supper delivery phone before 3.00PM. Also you can order in advance of the day you would like a delivery. The number to call is 07983 941856. If you’re connected to the answer phone when you call please leave a message and we WILL call you back