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So today I went off with my mother for a spot of lunch, We went to The Green Cafe, which is down by the Millennium Green in Ludlow. It's the site of most of my childhood summers, but it's got a bit fancier over the years with a few upgrades. Long before mobile phones (gosh, now I sound SO old) we used to go down there at 12, every day without fail and no one would let each other know. Just simply meet and spend all day down there playing in the river and hanging out. Then we'd go home for tea at 6 and be back out down the river for 8. And repeat all summer long, all without even saying "oh lets meet down the river". It was just what we did, Loads of memories were made down there. In fact, even writing this has reminded me of so many stories from the old days. I just wish more of my old friends were around, Most people I know moved away before I did.

Mum always raves about The Green Cafe and has been wanting to take me here for ages. We've just never got around to actually coming down. My Mum's bakery provides the bread (it's amazing, if I do say so myself), and the produce is as locally sourced as possible. I had Spicy Tagliolini and my Mum had Langoustine and Scallops (fancy). We slurped on Tea Pigs Peppermint tea and Earl Grey and ate down on some cheese and cake. I had Lemon Polenta: it's my favourite. The Tagliolini was so good, really fresh tasting with lots of flavours, and the lemon cake was just… wow. Absolutely delicious and well worth having to wait a few extra minutes for it to cool down after it came straight out the oven. I can see why it's always so busy and hard to get a table without a reservation. It's insanely good, and a must visit place if you're in the area. Tasty, simple and really hits the spot.

53 comments

  1. Maybe a bit in love with your coat Lily, so nice! We still have family traditions even now, every Sunday we have the same little routine, no texts, no calls, just the same time etc. (: hope you're having a lovely time back home! xx

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  2. I Love Your coat here it's stunning!
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  3. Damn you Lily, those photos have made me so hungry!
    Such a cute little Cafe and lovely outfit, as always!

    Ellis Rose xo
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  4. Sounds like you had a lovely day! Beautiful photo and I love your outfit :)

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  5. Sounds like such a lovely day out. I used to have a very similar ritual when I lived in Devon, me and my friends would always meet in the street a bit after school and then go down to the river, then home for tea, then round to one of their houses to watch evening telly for a bit. Those were the days!

    Sounds like my kinda cafe, I love places that source stuff locally, and I suddenly want to turn my hand to making polenta cake...
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  6. I'm loving your coat Lily! Such a find. The cafe looks so charming!
    Sophie
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  7. This actually sounds perfect :) x

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  8. Lovely photos! The café looks so sweet & the food looks so delicious! :) x

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  9. ahh my school is like 15 mins from there!:) lovely pictures xx
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  10. Gorgeous gorgeous photos! I really love your coat, and you look so pretty xo

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  11. I'm so in love with your style & blog! ♥♥♥


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  12. You look lovely !
    Sara,
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  13. It sounds like you had such a lovely day and the food looks amazing! :) I love your coat.

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  14. Looks like a lovely place, amazing coat! xx

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  15. Ah love this,the food sounds and looks delicious. I need that coat!

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  16. These pictures are lovely, sounds like you had a wonderful day! I adore that coat! x


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  17. such a cute little place!

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  18. lovely photos and a gorgeous location, the food looks so yummy! x

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  19. Mmm, the food made my moth water! I love your coat! Super lovely!
    Klaudia!<3

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  20. so in love with your coat lily!

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  21. Love your coat, I hope you had a lovely time! x

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  22. Looking good! Lovely day :)

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  23. Love the Green Cafe, especially when you can sit outside in the sun! The Linny was our favourite hang out during college frees.
    So fun to see such familiar places pop up on your blog :) love the coat x

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  24. Been there once before for a drink and it was so nice, need to go back and try the food, looks really good! :) x

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  25. I love your coat! This is what I saw you wearing on the tube and loved it then. The food looks amazing. X

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  26. that cafe looks so cozy! what a beautiful day
    xx

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  27. this place looks beautiful and I need your coat/ jacket thing in my life!

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    X

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  28. This sounds like such a lovely day! Loved this post Lily :)

    Eve & Faye x

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  29. I really enjoyed this post- you seem happier being with your mum and at home

    Elspeth x

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  30. Lovely outfit and really nice pictures!

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  31. I live so close to Ludlow, its one of my favourite places :).
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  32. your coat is amazing!

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  33. I live not far away from Ludlow but I have never been to the green cafe, may just have to check it out one of the days :D

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    xx

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  34. Love old memories like that. One of mine is going away every easter with a whole group of family friends. The dads played golf, the mums talked and got pampered and the kids just played together all day/night. Some of my most treasured memories!

    Love the look of that food. It's making me hungry! Locally sourced produce always tastes the best xo Jess

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  35. Looks like a lovely relaxing day out... it's so nice to just chill out with family and recharge your batteries sometimes :)

    Mary
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