Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tradition

Black bun is a type of fruit cake completely covered with pastry. It is Scottish in origin, originally eaten on Twelfth Night but now enjoyed at Hogmanay.

The cake mixture typically contains raisins, currants, almonds, citrus peel, allspice, ginger, cinnamon and pepper.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Wedding

We have a Wedding party at the Inn today.  We wish the Bride and Groom a perfect day.

Shopping

Good Luck if you are doing the Sales!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Count Down

Two sleeps to go until Santa comes!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from us all at the Inn at Lathones.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Weekend

I hope you are organised for Christmas if so stay in, keep warm and have a lovely weekend.

Party Party

We have a Party night.  Everyone have a great time and I hope there are no sore heads tomorrow!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

No Fork

Forks were first used in the Middle Ages, but eating with one was considered scandalous. In the 11th Century, when a Greek princess died shortly after introducing forks at her wedding with a Venetian Doge (chief magistrate) Domenico Selvo, it was perceived as divine punishment.
While forks were a regular feature on the tables of nobles in Italy since the 11th Century, and used in France in the 14th Century, it was introduced in England only in 1611 by Thomas Coryat through his book “Coryat’s Curdities Hastily gobbled up in Five Months Travels in France, Savoy, Italy, &c.” Even then, he was mocked about promoting the use of forks and called “Furcifer,” meaning fork-bearer.
The upper classes of Spain were using forks in the 16th Century, as could be told from a large assortment of forks that were recovered from the wreck of La Girona, which sank off the coast of Ireland in 1588. In 1630, Governor Winthrop of Massachusetts had the first and only fork in colonial America.
So what did people eat with before using forks? They used wooden spoons, knifes and, of course, their hands.
Forks, mostly being two-tined, were known as “split spoons”. Although there are examples of four- and five-tined forks from the before the 1600s, the four-tined fork became popular only in the late 1800s

Christmas Gift

The perfect Christmas Gift - Why not book a night or more for a friend or family as a Christmas gift?  All you have to do is ring or email us, book, pay and we will do the rest. Tel 01334840494 or [email protected]