Betsy rose and left the room, returning with a tray full of warm scones and strawberry preserves.
Nearly all its old industries - the coal mines, salt works, linen manufacture, and even the making of iron girdles for the baking of scones - have dwindled, but its pleasant climate and picturesqueness make it a holiday resort.
Betsy was in the kitchen, baking scones for a mid-morning snack, while the rest of us were lounging around the main room vetoing each other's suggestions.
Breakfast platters are available, and include baked goods like scones and bagels, along with scrambled eggs, ham and bacon.
There is an extensive tea and coffee list and a large selection of pastries, such as bagels, scones, muffins and croissants.