For me Mothering Sunday marks the beginning of spring. It’s a little hard to believe that with the distinct chill in the air and frost still glittering the leaves but we have snowdrops nodding their cheery head, and the daffodils are getting ready to burst into flower.
What is Mothering Sunday ?
- Mothering Sunday is held on the fourth Sunday of lent, exactly three weeks before Easter. It was traditionally the date people would visit their “mother” church which was the biggest church or cathedral in their area.
- In later years, it was adopted as a time when those in service were given rare time off, to visit their mother, often taking a gift from their place of work.
- The sense of occasion meant that the traditional rules of fasting were relaxed, and a celebratory meal would be enjoyed by the family, as part of all being together again.
Flowers and small gifts as well as delicious food are still a big focus for Mothering Sunday, and as you know, we love to help you celebrate your family. There is no better way to say thank you to all those who give their time to caring for us than with a sumptuous lunch or supper.
Celebrating the beginning of spring our menu fizzes with exciting dishes such as braised shoulder of lamb infused with the unique flavours of Morocco, or the simplicity of a perfect roast served with trimmings galore.
Whatever you decide, and whether you choose to have a grand gathering in our tithe barn, or a more intimate meal in our charming restaurant we will make sure it is a day to treasure. Contact 01952 580240 for more details, and follow this link for to see our full menu http://www.hundredhouse.co.uk/mothers-day-sunday-11th-march/