This weekend was a bit of a road trip, we (my boyfriend and myself) went to North Berwick for a friends beach wedding, which was a lovely sunny day. While there we had sometime to explore, although could have done with longer.
North Berwick is a stunning town, very picturesque and we managed to have perfect weather all weekend. Plus we were glamping, so massive boost! We decided to stay at the campsite, Tantallon, due to close proximity to the wedding venue (as well as cost, accommodation in North Berwick is £££). So we had ourselves a cute wee wooden wigwam for the weekend.
On Friday night we went for dinner at The Nether Abbey hotel, See sample menu here, unfortunately didn’t photos but it was great! Lovely place and really yummy food. There was a massive menu, from which I chose bacon, apple and chicken liver pate with melba toast as the starter, which was super smooth. And for the main pork loin wrapped in parma ham with creamy mash, the meat was unbelievably juicy. Most of the rest of the table went for gourmet burgers which looked immense.
On Saturday morning we went for a wander along the beach front and into town to recover from the hangover and find some breakfast.
And stumbled across the most amazing bakery I have ever been to, called Bostock, Facebook link here, with multiple pastries i had never heard of, plus the classics. Scones, Danish, doughnuts, bostock, cinnamon buns, bear claw, croissant etc. The display of the pastries was stunning, and throughout out time in the bakery I couldn’t take my eyes of the spread in front of us. We started off by sharing two sausage rolls. One of which was pork, apple, mustard and almond, and the other black pudding. These were unbelievable, I don’t think either of us will be able to eat another sausage roll again without feeling disappointed that it isn’t as good as these ones. (They were so good that the next day we went in again and got some to take away…)
After the sausage rolls I decided on the chocolate and hazelnut bostock, it was delicious, unbelievably good! Tasted like it was filled with frangipane and hazelnut praline, really soft and sweet with crunchy roasted hazelnuts on top. On our second trip I went for the hazelnut doughnut, basically a doughnut stuffed with nutella. Just wow.
Further into town, just off the main street we came across another quirky cafe called Steampunk Coffee, where they roast their own coffee beans. It was a surprisingly nice day so we sat outside in the sun, with an iced chai latte.
Turned out to be a perfect day for wedding on the beach, with its own vintage ice cream van, and the next day was also blue skies.
Just a couple of miles along from the campsite was Tantallon Castle, with great views out to Bass Rock. Stunning day. It’s got to be up there as one of my favourite castles.