Tuesday, 12 December 2006

Food on trains 2

Some stations are just sixties boxes where you can buy tickets and wait for a train. Others take us back to a more gracious time.

Lady Foley, the woman who was largely responsible for the development of Great Malvern as a fine and leafy Victorian town, had her own personal waiting room on the London platform at Great Malvern station. There's now a tea room there instead.

Beautiful William Morris style wallpaper, gentle lighting, and wood panelling create a comfortable ambience. Salads, soup, and such staples as beans on toast are all available, together with a variety of teas and coffees. Piano sonatas play in the background and the clock ticks gently on as you wait for your train.

This is definitely a first class waiting room!

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