Please note we are shut this Sunday & Monday re-opening on Tuesday at 10.30am for outside seating, takeaways, deliveries etc. As per previous posts, thanks to the majority of you who understand why we are being super safe and not doing things the way we want to. At this time our priority is to keep everyone as safe as possible. Thanks for your understanding in such unprecedented times. X

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Please note, we are now closed until Tuesday 15th September. Re-opening on the Tuesday at 10:30am. We look forward to seeing you then. Still at phase 2 – outside seating (indoors, including toilets are shut) hatch service and take away ☕🧁

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Thanks for the support

Dear Friends,

We wanted to say a big thanks to all of you who have supported us during these difficult times. As you aware we have not bowed to the financial pressures on small family businesses such as ours and have put the safety and health of our team, customers and family first.

We will not compromise on this and it has been reassuring to hear people comment that they feel comforted by our approach.
Of course, it is difficult for us knowing that we are not providing the facilities and serving you in the way we used to enjoy, but this will return – we have to be patient.

It is going to be even more important to be cautious over the forthcoming weeks & months, but as we can offer our current services (our outside seating, home-deliveries and takeaways) safely we will continue to do so into the Autumn and Winter months. We will be erecting a small marquee to the front, which will be cosy and warm for those wetter and colder days!

We’ll continue to monitor the situation and consider limited inside seating later in October. Further updates will follow in due course.

Last, it is with regret that we can not hold our infamous charity weekend at the end of September. As you know, over the years we have raised literally thousands of pounds for Cancer Hair Care and Macmillan. We will, however, be launching an online fundraiser over the next week or so, with the aim of matching/beating our first ever total raised in 2009. Further detail to follow.

Please keep safe and thanks again for the support.

Sarah & the team. x

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Opening update & live event

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Dear Friends,

We hope you are keeping safe during these uncertain times, and that you are well.

Since writing last we have opened our outdoor space and continue with our popular takeaway & home delivery services.

Due to the impending winter we are erecting a marquee to the front of Tearooms, which will be cosy and warm for those winter months. This will be available for outside seating from mid September and enable us to serve Afternoon High Teas, along with our daily offerings, without having to rely on the weather!

Subject to the effect of the schools re-opening, we are considering opening inside on a pre-booked and limited table basis, in October. We will update further on this in due course.

This Thursday, at 7.30pm, is the launch of our first virtual shopping evening via Facebook Live. Simply click on our Facebook Link and you’ll see the live event.

We are also launching shopping slots on a pre-bookable basis (first two customers pictured today!). Just call us on 01438 861930 if you wish to book to visit our gift shop.

Last, please stay safe and healthy. We hope to see you soon.

Sarah & the team x

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Phase 2 of re-opening

Come and see us! We are moving into phase 2 of our re-opening. You can either pre-order or order at our safe serving hatch. In addition to the normal treats, we have more lunch options, including paninis, brioche quiches, homemade quiches, toasted bagels and more, these are all subject to availability. Enjoy your lunch, cream tea, treats, coffee, tea etc at one of our outside tables.

A big thanks to all of you who have supported us through phase 1 and although this is a baby step foward we are moving in the right direction.

We are still taking orders for takeaway & delivery of Afternoon High Teas/ treat & picnic boxes.

Stay safe. X

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Re-Opening Update

As some of you will be aware, we have been operating a Home Delivery and Takeaway service since May, which is proving popular. The Government, however, has provided a date when Cafes can re-open their premises for visiting guests inside and out. Obviously, all businesses have their own considerations and for us health must come first. We have several older & vulnerable customers and our setting is unique. We must carefully consider the risks any operation can present to our customers, our team, and our family (our premises are part of our home). We are still amid a global Pandemic which is, sadly, growing.

Although we have every intention of opening our doors for inside seating, we will not rush into opening in this way. At this stage we are continuing with our Takeaway (via our Covid safe hatch & systems) and Home Delivery services (see posts and website for detail), which we are expanding as we go. Further, we will be returning our outside seating during July for those who wish to enjoy their takeaways, at a ‘safe distance’.

We will continue to monitor the development of the UK pandemic over the forthcoming weeks, and when we feel it is safe and there is an effective ‘test and trace’ system in place, we will consider opening our doors.

We will advise on the changes we have made to ensure we are ‘Covid Safe’ for inside seating in due course.

You will never know how much we miss our fully operational Tearooms and lovely customers. Although we have seen some of you through our new services over the past few weeks, it is not the same as hosting you in our unique premises. Despite our desperation to fully open our doors, health for all must come first. Rest assured we will ‘get there’ but need to exercise some caution and patience.

We treasure the support we receive and look forward to seeing you all soon. Don’t forget those takeaway and home delivery services, just call 01438 861930…x

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It’s our Birthday!


11 years ago to the day, we opened our doors for the first time! We have had the most amazing journey and are missing you all very much. Of course, we have been able to see some of you via our Takeaway and Home Delivery Service, but it’s not quite the same as hosting you in our beautiful Tearoom.

It’s surreal to think we are having to consider when we will be opening our doors again! We have released the attached formal update, but in short feel it is just a bit early for us to open the doors. We are adapting the Tearooms for when we do, but we need to make sure it’s the right time for us all.

We will keep you updated and, in the meantime, continue with our Takeaway and Home Delivery services (see details under the relevant tabs), We will be putting our outside tables back in due course, so at least you can enjoy your takeaways at a table if you wish.

As always, if there is anything we can help with, just call us on 01438 861930.

Most importantly stay safe and hope to see you soon. x

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Our Take-Away Savoury Options

If you are wanting a take-away savoury option, we have now launched our new menu as below. Further detail of all our take-away services can be seen under the ‘Call & Collect’ tab. We will be offering additional services as we all ease out of lock-down, if you have any queries just call us on 01438 861930. x


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Father’s Day

We are pleased to release details of our special menu for Father’s Day, which we are offering in addition to our regular Afternoon High Teas on Sunday, 21 June.

We will be offering a collection and delivery service throughout the day.

Please message your number if you wish to book.

We know some of you will have special requirements, however, we are working with a limited team and in restrictive circumstances as everyone’s safety is a priority. We will endeavour to assist with specific diets, requests for children etc but the availability will be limited this year. X

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