Full Cumbrian Breakfast Week

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so not just the saying goes but which is actually confirmed by nutritionists and health care professionals. As it is National Breakfast Week this week, it seems appropriate to talk about and champion this meal.

There are various facts you may not know about breakfast, here’s a few to get you started (all obtained from the official Breakfast Week website):

“Breakfast should be eaten within two hours of waking and a healthy breakfast should provide calories in the range of 20-35% of your GDA”
“Breakfast also restores glucose levels, an essential carbohydrate that is needed for the brain to function”
“Eating breakfast can improve memory and concentration levels and it can also make us happier as it can improve mood and lower stress levels.”

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A Cumbrian breakfast, arguably the finest of them all…..

Breakfast is also a very important meal within the tourism industry. It doesn’t matter what type of serviced accommodation you stay in, breakfast is something to look forward to, most often a treat and different from what is eaten at home and something that is very often scrutinised and talked about. Breakfast can be make or break as to whether a place is returned to. All too often, 5 star accommodation is let down by a 1 star breakfast.

When it comes to a B&B, breakfast becomes even more important for this is the only meal served. With owners of this type of accommodation realising the importance of a good choice of offerings and as important, if not even more so, the quality of the ingredients used.

Cumbria, home of farming and the majestic Cumberland sausage and place of great expectations regarding breakfast. It has to be said, there’s a very slim chance nowadays of receiving a substandard breakfast in even the lowest graded B&B’s in Cumbria.

Bay Villa, a luxury and bespoke bed & breakfast in Grange over Sands is approaching its first birthday and has gained much recognition amongst its guests for the quality of the breakfasts. The best, local produce is used and Grange is home to some 5 star produce and suppliers including Higginson’s Butchers and Grange Bakery, the organic, artisan bakery just around the corner from Bay Villa.

What also sets Bay Villa above and apart from many other serviced accommodation premises is their Slow Life ethos that filters through into meaning breakfast can be eaten at whatever time the guest likes. Breakfast is served in the spacious bedrooms each having a proper table and chairs so the view over Morecambe Bay can be taken in at the same time as coffee. Guests reviewing the B&B in Tripadvisor constantly mention the quality of this meal and the generosity of it. Rooms at Bay Villa start at £110 per room per night B&B based on 2 sharing.