The Orange Tree on the High Street seems to be where Life on Mars meets Bargain Hunt; an interesting place for the eyes to fall on anything from an old telephone sign to local art on the walls. None of the tables or chairs match, in the best way, and the lighting is such that everyone looks slightly yellow and romantic at the same time. Next to our table was a sign advertising the names of the local suppliers and farms used in their food, something they are clearly proud of. Full support is given to Hugh’s Fish Fight for all the fish on their menu. There is always a different cocktail of the week, soup of the day, pie of the week and several specials to choose from coarsely scribed on the blackboard.
To drink I settled for an Apple and Elderflower Collins: Beefeater gin, St Germain elderflower liqueur & lime juice, shaken with pressed apple juice, topped with a dash of soda. I do adore elderflower and the flavour wasn’t lost in this long drink which was smooth and tangy at the same time, a lovely taste combination.