He was full of ideas to freshen up the blog. Most of them centred around writing less about cake and more about things he was interested in. Although I won't be including any obscure Italian poetry in future posts I will be introducing a new feature to try and re balance the cake vs cycling ratio. It is called cycling guests cycling top tip. In each post I will be asking my guest for a top cycling tip to pass on to like minded blog readers.
Here is the first tip from Andrew.
Cycling guests cycling top tip 1. For a smoother and more efficient ride, make sure your tyres are pumped up to the correct pressure.
There will be more excellent tips like this to inform you in future posts. If you want to share a cycling top tip then send me it at email@example.com (or tweet cakecrusander@cafecycletour) and I will include the best ones.
With Andrew continuing to share his blog improvement ideas the ride down to Bungay flew past and we soon arrived at Jesters of Bungay in Bungay. It turned out that not only is Jesters of Bungay a cafe in Bungay but also doubles up as the visitors centre for Bungay castle.
|Outside Jesters of Bungay in the outdoor seating and castle information area|
|Informative model of how Bungay looked in medieval times |
available to view in Jesters courtyard
|A nice cake selection but lacking anything chocolate|
|Menu with selection of Hot Chocolates |
plus Hot Chocolate Hotness warning
I ordered some Victoria sponge to accompany my drink and Andrew (who is notoriously hard to please) ordered Cappuccino and Almond and Apricot slice.
Whilst waiting for our cakes and drinks to arrive Andrew once again revealed his anti cake views. On our last trip he had shockingly revealed he was not a fan of cake queen Mary Berry and today, followed this up with the suggestion that there should be fewer blog cake photos as when you have seen one cake etc. I decided to ignore his worrying cakist views and took some more cake pictures for you to enjoy.
|Another super photo of cake for you to enjoy|
Our cakes were both nice but not exceptional and I awarded a middling cake quality score.
Overall Jesters of Bungay proved to be a very good stop and worth a visit especially if you want to combine your visit with some history as entry to Bungay Castle (50p for Adults, 20p for children) seems very reasonable.
We decided to leave history for another day and set off on the return journey. With Andrew ranting on a number of topics we soon got back and agreed it was a very fine route. The only disappointment was the lack of eggs available at the end of garden egg outlets. Remember for up to date Egg News Flashes (and other cafe cycle updates) you need to follow me on twitter (cakecrusader@cafecycletour).
Tomorrow I hope to be riding with Big George and look forward to finding out his cycling guests top cycling tip.
Score for Jesters of Bungay based on two visits
Hot Choc Quality
Guest Hot Drink Quality
Effective Cake Selection
Ambiance and Atmosphere