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The Old Bakery Tearoom

4 Fountain Court Digbeth Street | 4 Fountain Court, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1BN, England
+44 1451 832172
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  • Excellent88%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (149 reviews)
“salad” (47 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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4 Fountain Court Digbeth Street | 4 Fountain Court, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1BN, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited this tearoom on the strength of Trip Advisor reviews and the many Certificate of excellence the owners have received over the years: This is definitely not a tourist trap business, the owners offer freshly homemade cakes and prepared food in a friendly atmosphere...More

Thank Samsung114
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Probably the best scones we've ever tried. Only similar to the ones in Cornwall. The owner was lovely and recommended a few things.

Thank Vicente G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped for here for cream tea after reading the reviews on tripadvisor. The best scones we have ever had and the male owner who served us was lovely! Would recommend.More

Thank Lauren R
Alan S, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Lauren R It's always good when the reviews from other guests match up to what you find when you get here. We aim to be consistent - don't always manage it (that's being human!) but glad that you enjoyed your time here with us....More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We really enjoyed eating at the Old Bakery Tearoom which is owned and operated by a wonderful husband/wife team. She does the cooking and he is head waiter/server, and together they make a great team. The food is excellent, and the Winnie-the-Pooh quotes throughout the...More

Thank jorikschells10
Alan S, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello jorikschells10 We see so many visitors from all over the world and it's an encouragement to us that guests come here for the first time and appreciate all that we do - including our love of Winnie-the-Pooh!! Now in our 13th year we see...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very warmly welcomed, just off the high street at the end of a shopping alley. 4 cheese ploughmans was excellent, steak sandwich (medium rare) was cooked perfectly. Nice choice of drinks,recommend the lemonade. Scones were served warm with lovely home made jam &...More

Thank James B
Alan S, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi James B Good to meet you both on your travels. Loved the variation to our steak garnish making it into a sandwich! Thanks for your comments - the lemonade is very popular - and the photos were much appreciated. Trust you enjoyed the rest...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a stroke of luck that we happened accros the old bakery on a rainy Saturday morning in stow. A wonderful little tea room slightly off the main square, that offered a good priced tea/coffee and a large wedge of an amazing chocolate orange...More

Thank ScottCrabtree
Alan S, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi ScottCrabtree Glad we could offer shelter and refreshment on a rainy day! Off the beaten track means that we can offer a relaxed atmosphere - and we are not about quick in, quick out and offer a full range of properly home made meals...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited these tea rooms when passing through Stow on the Wold. They were hidden away at the end of small shopping courtyard but signage was good and so they were easy to locate. The decor was dated but befitting to the theme of the...More

1  Thank MelC233
Alan S, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello MelC233 Thanks for your visit and your lovely observations. I guess decor is very much a personal taste but we redecorate regularly to ensure that everything is clean and to our standards. Everything we serve is freshly prepared and we aim to ensure that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a gem! Hidden away in a courtyard but the best cream tea we have ever had. The scones were enormous, homemade and warm, the homemade jam was yummy and we had a mountain of gorgeous cream! Excellent price, too, and you could share the...More

1  Thank Ted F
Alan S, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Ted F Hidden away but well signed and very busy! We've been here for almost 13 years now and it's encouraging that new guests come in every day and appreciate what we do! Pleased that you enjoyed both the bread and cheese - simple...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely find hidden behind small courtyard. We were welcomed straight away. I always feel apprehensive as I'm in a wheelchair but this was no problem. Lovely food. Scones and cream to die for. Excellent host and service. Recommend and will be back again....More

1  Thank Geoff H
Alan S, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Geoff H Lovely to see you both and to be able to easily accommodate your wheelchair - no steps anywhere and wide doorway access - and a convenient table to park on! We're now in our 13th year here and just serve food to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had homemade scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream here at The Old Bakery, high tea at the famed Ashford Castle in Ireland, also had scones, cream and jam at the famous Betty’s in Harrogate. The Old Bakery was by far the best. Betty’s came in...More

Thank Carl S
Alan S, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Carl and Denice Thanks for your comments and your comparisons / observations! It's always encouraging when we see people returning to us during their break - its a long way from Texas. It was lovely to be able to speak with you and again...More

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ssach85
1 May 2017|
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Response from Alan S | Property representative |
Good morning We are able to cater for you - indeed we served a family just last week with the same dietary requirements. Its a little more restricted but still good! Please let me know dates, times and number of people... More
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Siobhan W
21 February 2017|
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Response from Alan S | Property representative |
Hi. Dogs are very welcome. We do accept bookings if you would like to be sure of a table in advance. Thanks.
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penta2012
25 September 2016|
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Response from Alan S | Property representative |
We can adapt our regular menu where possible. It is fairly limited as cheese and eggs are widely used but can offer good salad and potato options. We have entertained vegans pretty often in the past. Thanks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$19
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Fountain Court Digbeth Street | 4 Fountain Court, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Phone Number: +44 1451 832172
  • E-mail
Description
PLEASE NOTE WE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY 23rd and TUESDAY 24th JULY. Jackie and Alan have owned and run the tearoom for almost THIRTEEN years, but continue to keep our service and standards high as our reviews indicate. Most of our menu is made here on the premises, including Soups, Dressings, Sauces, Jams and of course all of our cakes and scones.We make everything from basic ingredients, not pre mixes.Our coffee and tea is Fairtrade. The coffee is freshly ground and we use loose leaf tea, with the exception of herbal teas. We aim to source our produce locally as we believe in supporting local suppliers where possible.We also serve Gluten Free meals, including homemade Gluten Free scones, so a cream tea can be had by everyone! Vegetarian and other options are available. We are visited by many customers time and time again, along with strong support from locals who live in the town. Regular hours are 10am to 4.00pm (5pm Saturdays). Please note we are closed on Sundays and Thursdays.
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