Ellerburn is a tiny settlement in the middle of nowhere. It is very much at the end of the road, which continues as a track into Dalby forest. You have to want to come here! Possibly the main reason is for the Tea Cosy Tea Room in the end cottage. This is also the owners home and everything is prepared and cooked in her kitchen.
You can either eat in or eat outside in the garden. This is lovely with raised flower and herb beds. There was no noise when I visited and all I could hear was bird song.
The Tea Room is only open Tuesday – Thursday and serves light snacks and home made cakes. Prices are very reasonable too.
It was too hot for soup and a roll so I chose the herby scone with cheese and chutney. It would easily have served two.
The homemade cake selection was very good with chocolate and beetroot, coffee and walnut, lemon cake, sticky gingerbread, date slice and damson and almond crumble, all served with a generous dollop of cream. It was too tempting not to try.
I decided on the damson and almond crumble which was sheer greed but worth it!
On a sunny day, this is a wonderful place to drop out and enjoy the peace and quiet. Staff are lovely and go the extra mile to make your visit a happy one.
The tea room is popular with walkers in Dalby Forest and there was a steady stream of people walking along the footpath from Thornton too. It is well worth visiting!