Murphy has visited Bears Trading several times for coffee and cakes (the Dundee cake was to die for – not that Murphy had any – just one of a range of homemade options). He’s been to the outside seating at the rear a couple of times on warm days (when a bowl of water was filled for him) and sat indoors too. Every time he’s been to this friendly shop and tea room there have been other dogs enjoying the hospitality.
Today Murphy came at lunch time and sat indoors (it was just a bit chilly even though we’d warmed up well having walked from Whitstable via the harbour and Tankerton beach). We grabbed the last table and settled in for lunch. Murphy soon laid down on the carpet and watched every move on the table. He was as good as gold (as he always is indoors); he totally ignored another dog that ‘spoke’ to him when we arrived.
Lunch for the people was a spicy squash soup with fresh bread (locally baked we think) and a thick cut mature cheddar sandwich with salad and crisps garnish. We had a cappuccino and pot of tea too. Murphy had a couple of crisps and his own treat on our way out.
Suitably refreshed we walked the couple of miles home – a delightful morning out.
As well as being a friendly tea room Bears Trading Company is a fabulous gift shop with a bear theme … and you can also buy Kentish ice cream from a range of flavours served by the scoop.