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Breakfast


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Below we show you an example of what you might expect for breakfast – we may not always have everything available but if you particularly want something such as smoked haddock, kedgeree, kippers, vegetarian, vegan or other special diet options please let us know beforehand.

Breakfasts are a relaxed affair, starting at 8.30 for the earlier riser and available till 10.00 if you want a lie in.

Guests are seated at individual tables, which we can push together for groups of friends eating together

To Start

  • Porridge made with milk and local Shropshire Organic Oats

To Drink

  • Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
  • Local Apple Juice or Pink Grapefruit Juice
  • Filter or Cafetiere of Monsoon Estates Freshly Ground Coffee
  • Traditional English Breakfast Tea, Earl Grey or Herbal Tea

On The Sideboard

  • Homemade White and Granary  to Toast
  • Bircher Muesli ( oats soaked in apple juice, Greek yoghurt with grated apple )
  • Croissants or other Baked Goods
  • Fruit and Natural Organic Yoghurt
  • Granola or a choice of Muesli and Cereals
  • Fruit bowl

The Traditional Shropshire Breakfast

Your choice of

Ludlow Sausage, Local Bacon, Grilled Fresh Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Baked Beans and a Hopton House Eggs cooked as you like them

We also have Vegetaran Sausage or Halloumi for a vegetarian Cooked Breakfast

Our Breakfast Specials

  • Eggs Benedict or Royale  – Poached Egg on Bacon, or Smoked Salmon  served on an English Muffin with Homemade Hollandaise Sauce
  • Scrambled Egg and Smoked Salmon
  • Poached Egg on Herby Mushrooms on Granary Toast
  • Blueberry Pancakes and Maple Syrup
  • 3 Hopton House Egg Omelette with your choice of filling

Because we offer so much choice and Karen works singlehandedly as chef, waitress and chief washer upperer, we do ask guests if they don’t mind completing a menu the night before. We don’t mind if you change your mind overnight but it does help Karen get organised ( and anything that helps with this has got to be a good thing )

If there’s something that you’d particularly like for breakfast that isn’t on the menu please let us know in advance of your stay and we’ll do our best to serve it up for you.

Please also let us know if you’re on a special diet and require any particular foods, so we can have them in for your stay. Our milk is whole or semi skimmed and it’s always butter and not margarine

The breakfasts are out of this world. We have learnt that scrambled eggs are usually something to be avoided and could not believe it when asked how would you like them cooked?

Eating Out

We are lucky to have lots of lovely pubs and restaurants within easy driving distance of the house. Please look at our restaurant and pub page on the right for full details.

In Room Snacks

Each room has a silent mini fridge and, on request, we will leave a light snack in the fridge for you to enjoy in your room or to bring down to the guest lounge to eat.

This must be booked at least 48 hours in advance as we’re not close to the shops.

  • Local Cheese Platter for 2 – A selection of local cheeses, cheese biscuits, granary bread & butter – £25 for platter for 2, £15 for platter for 1
  • Local Antipasti for 2 – local salami, olives, soft cheese, fresh crusty bread, butter – £25.00 for platter for 2, £15 for platter for 1
  • Locally Smoked Organic Salmon for 2 with fresh crusty bread & butter – £25.00 for platter for 2, £15 for platter for 1
  • Ploughmans Platter – Pork pie, ham, cheese, coleslaw, chutney – £25.00 for platter for 2, £15 for platter for 1
  • Locally made Brownies for 2 – £5

We aren’t licensed so please bring a bottle.

If you wish to bring in your own food or a takeaway  we will provide you with plates and cutlery.

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