The tearoom is owned by Christine Pond and Ron Burton and is named after Ron's Mum who was an amazing lady, she had 7 children and in the early 60's after the untimely death of her husband she decided to take in students to eek out the family finances. Mrs Burton would only take in boy's, girls were far too much trouble, and she ran a very strict household with curfews for bedtime and all the boys expected to be at the dinner table on time and finish every last morsel on their plate, or they would get it for breakfast the next day. They didn't mind however because the food was delicious and along with the rules there was an awful lot of affection afforded them. Ron recalls coming home from school and finding his Mum sitting in the living room with some of her boarders teaching them to knit and sew, most of her boys were proficient at both and could make themselves a decent meal before they left her to face the big wide world. Mrs Burton's is based on the same high standards, you can even take your left overs home and eat them the next day if you wish and although we won't teach you to knit and sew there are plenty of examples of those needle skills in the embroidered tablecloths and knitted tea cosies that adorn our tables. At Mrs Burton's everything you see is for sale from the cup and saucer your drinking your tea from to a lovely range of china, hand made crafts and art on display. We strive to make our menu as traditionally English as possible with the addition of a few 'visitors' adopted into the English cuisine over the years. We use as many locally sourced fresh ingredients as we can and offer a varied menu, daily specials and a good variety of vegetarian meals. At Mrs Burton's we want every visitor to enjoy their visit with us and we pride ourselves on the fact that our menu can be adjusted to suit a gluten free or dairy free diet. We appreciate the problems that more and more people are having with allergies and take this into account in our kitchens, avoiding the use of nuts and other known allergens such as lemon oil, so please let your server know if you have any specific allergies and although we can offer no guarantees we will take this into consideration when preparing your meal.