“I don’t have to tell you I love you. I fed you pancakes.”
Kathleen Flinn, Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: A Memoir of Food and Love from an American Midwest Family

We love pancakes here at The Old Stables. We love waffles too but today is all about the pancake as it is Shrove Tuesday!

My recipe has been passed down from my Mum who often treated our family to pancakes on a weekend or whenever we begged for them.  It’s a great unadulterated recipe for beautiful fluffy pancakes – enjoy!  Continue reading


It seems that more and more people are choosing to holiday with their four-legged friends these days.  When we opened The Old Stables we knew we would be welcoming a puppy of our own into the family so the choice to go ‘dog friendly’ wasn’t one that we debated for very long!

Jasper, our 9 month old Golden Retriever, arrived at The Old Stables in June, 2016.  Since his arrival we have welcomed no less than 20 dogs to the B&B.  All shapes, sizes and colours and all perfectly delightful (with lovely, well behaved owners too!).

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On moving to the UK I found some confusion surrounding the pancake. Now to me a pancake is a large, fluffy, saucer shaped disc that you stack. You could do a polite pair or even a cheeky trio or quad but you definitely don’t have just one! You slather butter and maple syrup all over them while they are warm and have a side of crispy bacon (sometimes also drowning in the maple syrup if you’re not one of those people who is slightly suspicious about the sweet/savoury combo thing). I’ll have my crispy bacon by the side thanks. But this is not the case here in the UK which I found out when I added ‘pancakes’ to my breakfast menu. Continue reading