Thursday, November 20, 2014

Beth's Excellent Adventure—Part 4: Reeve the Baker, Salisbury

Heya, Adventurers!  This is J.K.’s friend Beth, reporting from England, where I had many culinary adventures and remembered to take pictures of some of them.

After my walk about the Avebury henge (stone circle, inner stones, earthen henge), I took a bus down to Salisbury.  The next morning I took one of the free walking tours.  It’s a lovely, lovely city, though I was a tad unnerved by seeing, among the flags flying in the market square, a Mexican flag.  It belonged to a burrito stand.

Needless to say, I skipped the burrito stand in favor of a Wiltshire pasty from Reeve the Baker.  Now, the Cornish are proud of their pasties and will say that you can’t call something like that from elsewhere a pasty.  Nonetheless, it made for a good lunch, flaky pastry around a beef and carrot filling.  For dessert, an almond paste and jam tart with a fondant frosting.  And a cappucino.  Somewhere between £5 and £6.  Reeve the Baker is a place to know about in Salisbury.  There’s the bakery, and a smaller take-out.

After that, I took the suggestion from someone at the Information Centre and did Old Sarum by taking a bus up (since it’s uphill) and walking back. Have you been to Salisbury? Got any secrets to share? Spill the beans Adventurers!