I never got around to telling you about our visit to Pendennis Castle when we went to Cornwall last year. I have mixed feelings about castles. On the one hand I love the feeling of history, picturing how people used to live at the time the castle was built. I feel amazed at the architecture and how such big, strong, heavy, impressively crafted structures got built in the days before motor vehicles and cranes.
On the other hand I recoil at the violence they remind me of – the dungeons, the canons, the holes in walls for shooting arrows through and holes above the gates for pouring boiling oil through.
But at Pendennis Castle at least there is one thing I’m not in two minds about – the cake!
Here there was not just one, but two different types of vegan cake! The lemon cake you see above and the flapjack pictured below. I eat a lot of flapjacks and I can honestly tell you that this was the best I’ve ever eaten!
Of course we told the cook how much we loved it and how pleased we were that there were vegan options on the menu and the lovely lady said that they always make sure there is something for every dietary requirement and she invited us to return to the cafe for lunch as she was making a delicious vegan soup.
Hurrah for English Heritage! Very well done 😀
Oh, and the views are pretty nice too 😉