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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

Ten Years Later…

So, for the 3rd time this year we are forced to close our cafe as Shropshire moves into tier 3. However we are continuing with our home delivery service for lunch and supper.  We are open today and tomorrow and Saturday. We will be closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday open again on Wednesday 6th Jan. Specials are detailed on the menu below.

With the weather having turned a bit colder this week I thought I’d share some pictures from 10 years ago. During the winter of 2010 to 2011 there was a particularly cold snap around this time of the year. I’m hoping it doesn’t get as cold again this year as it was cold enough to form ice on the river Teme outside the Cafe! A bit of research tells me It was the United Kingdom’s coldest December since Met Office records began in 1910, with an average mean temperature of -1 °C. The coldest temperature in the UK was recorded locally -19.6 °C was recorded in Shawbury, Shropshire. This must be a particularly cold pocket in England as it is also listed as having the lowest recorded temperature of -25.2 in December 1982!

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 Christmas 2020

A very short message this week as we are having a very short week!
Specials on the menu below as usual, along with our opening times over the coming festive period. 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

But the main message this week is :
We at Pea Green Café would like to send you seasons greetings and joy, and wish us all a much better 2021, and we thank you for all your support this year.

Pea Green Cafe’s Supper Solutions Christmas Specials

Between now and Christmas we have a traditional roast turkey lunch/supper available for delivery please see below for details.
We also have a range of own cooked seasonal foods (Christmas cake, puds, mincemeat, pies etc) and ingredients to serve at home over the upcoming festivities, a menu of these is also below.
We are having a few days off over Christmas, but will be open between Christmas and New Year, a list of opening hours also below.

I know personally getting ready for Christmas and allowing for shops to be closed a few days takes a bit of planning. Spare a thought for the sheriff of Hampshire who had just 11 days notice for preperations, 800+ years ago King John decided to spend Christmas at Winchester and sent a shopping list.

Once the king had decided where he would spend Christmas Day, a command would be sent to the local sheriff ordering him to rustle-up the necessary supplies. There would be hundreds of mouths to feed, so this was no easy task – in fact King John’s shopping list puts our Christmas-shopping nightmares in the shade. In 1206, an order was dispatched to the sheriff of Hampshire on 13 December to find 1,500 hens, 5,000 eggs, 20 cattle, 100 pigs and 100 sheep for the king’s Christmas festivities at the royal palace of Winchester. Thankfully for the sheriff of Hampshire, the task of ordering the table settings was delegated to his colleague in Wiltshire, who had to procure 500 ells of linen for making tablecloths

http://magnacartaresearch.blogspot.com/2013/12/christmas-at-court-of-king-john.html

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 & a Literary Birthday

We have some mouthwatering delights available for home delivery from Supper Solutions today. See menu below for details. We can deliver you a 2 course freshly cooked, hot meal ready to eat for lunch or supper.

While looking for a snippet of information from December 1st in history I discovered that in 1887 Arthur Conan Doyle’s book A Study In Scarlet was published, and so maybe should be considered Sherlock Holmes’ birthday. It was published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual, yes that’s the same Mr Beeton who pinched all his wife’s recipes and made them famous! See below for the cover.

We find ourselves on the cusp of another month as November fades to December, we seem poised for another change in government issued regulations to deal with the pandemic. Hopefully Wednesday we shall have moved out of “lockdown” and into tier 2. My understanding of that is that we are allowed to open the cafe again for table service! If you wish to visit us for a meal please call in advance to make sure we have space.

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

Stir Up Sunday

A couple of wonderfully delicious and warming dishes for our specials this week. See menu below for details of our 2 course meals delivered to your home for lunch or supper only £9.95.

Yesterday was “Stir Up Sunday”. Not, as you might think from the name, a day to cause ructions and arguments; but a day to mix Christmas pudding. The expression comes from a Christian text i.e. the opening words of the collect for the day in the1549 book of common prayer. This comes on the last Sunday before advent which means Christmas itself is approaching fast!

” Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded”

1549 Book of Common Prayer

At the time of writing we don’t know what our permissions are for getting together with family and friends over this year’s festive season, but rest assured if you would like any mincemeat, cake, pudding, brandy sauce etc we will have this available to deliver to you at home. More details following next week.

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