After the gliding the plan was to go and stay at a B&B close to were Jennys Grandmother lives. After Eastacott Barton house I was not expecting anything even close to what we had just experienced and for the second time that weekend I was humbled. Torrington House and Eastacott Barton are quite different ie Eastacott is in the country Torrington is in the town but the standards they both set would be hard very to beat.
On walking through the door of Torrington the smell was lovely (good sign). Pete (the man of the house) was full of beans and talking away which was good. I have been to plenty of places where the host dosn’t speak a word, bloody boring. The room was also huge and absolutely spotless and if you like the old iron roll top baths then this is the place for you. I am 6’5″ and I was able to lay down in the bath comfortably.
For me the best thing was the breakfast. Pete must have thought I needed feeding because I was unable to decide what I wanted at breakfast so he brought me damned near everything on the menu for me this was like heaven and the food was fantastic. Both Pam and Pete are vegeterians and there is no meat on the menu but I have to say I didn’t miss it one jot. The Eggs Torrington are the bees knees and I had these both mornings. I also liked the pancakes which I had with maple syrup, brilliant. We were also treated to chocolate croissants which is another thing I have a soft spot for.
I was very impressed with everything about Torrington house and I would give it 5 stars.