English Tea Room in Historic Old Tree Attracts Diners (Sep, 1930)
English Tea Room in Historic Old Tree Attracts Diners
IN THE days of highwaymen the old tree at Cobham on the London-Portsmouth road in England, was probably often used as a hiding place. Nowadays, however, the tree serves a more useful and pacific purpose, and is used as a tea room by many tourists every year, as shown in the photo at the right. The tea-table, which stands in the hollowed out trunk of the oak, is approached by means of a stairway which is built into the side of the tree. During the summer there is often lively competition among customers to be allowed to use this original tea room.