Breakfast

No matter whether you are on an active holiday trip, or here to ‘do’ the shops and see a show, or travelling as a commercial guest with a hard day’s work ahead, a good breakfast is the only way to get started.

But “good” means different things to different people, so you will find a choice of satisfying ways to start your day at Rainbow Lodge (and if there is anything you particularly like that’s not listed below please let us know before you come). Every evening, please pick up the pre-order form in your room and tick the boxes that will tell us what you want to eat for breakfast and when you want it served. Then pop it down to reception. You can choose between the following menu options (other requirements will be met wherever possible):

Local English:
Your choice of  grilled bacon, egg  (fried, scrambled, poached, boiled), grilled pork sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms and baked beans featuring local produce wherever possible and cooked to your order in healthy sunflower oil. Make sure you check the board in the dining room for specials – e.g. black pudding.

French connection:
The classic continental breakfast of croissants, fruits and fresh coffee

Healthy Choice:
All the fruits, nuts, seeds, berries and other things you need for a healthy and energy building morning meal can be eaten along side your serials and yoghurt.etc

Before tucking into these, enjoy a choice of cereals or fruit starters and wash your meal down with a cafetière of real coffee or your choice of tea.

So when did the term “bed and breakfast” come to mean a place to stay?

It goes back nearly 200 years when individual travellers journeyed around looking for work. They stayed in ‘digs’ and what they paid included a daily breakfast. These digs were often in people’s homes in commercial and industrial centres and the colloquialism “bed and breakfast” evolved from here.

Towards the end of the 19th century, the British seaside holiday grew rapidly and each Summer millions of holidaymakers caught trains to places like Blackpool and Bognor. A cooked breakfast set up the holidaymakers for the day and in this way the ‘full English’ was probably born. These terms have gained strength in the English language since then with thousands of “bed and breakfast” , or B&B’s for short, spread throughout the land. B&B has also gone multinational, being used in North America, Australasia and many other parts of the World.