“A woman from London has completed a decade-long mission to sample a scone at every National Trust location with a tearoom or restaurant.
“Sarah Merker, 49, from Isleworth, west London, tasted scones at 244 National Trust sites across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Merker ranked and reviewed each scone on her blog, nationaltrustscones.com.”
“Merker, a marketing director, started the National Trust scone project in August 2013 with the ambition of “visiting every National Trust property and having a scone at it” where possible, she said in her blog.
She shared some of the journey with her husband, Peter, who died from cancer in 2018. The couple had visited the Giant’s Causeway before they became National Trust members in 2013, which inspired Merker to end the project at the site as a way to honour Peter.”