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The Good Old Days
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Been here twice now and on both occasions it hasn’t disappointed. There’s something for everyone in this quirky slice of nostalgia with it’s wonderful traditional tea rooms set amongst numerous 40’s antiques. Traditional tea or coffee and an assortment of home made cakes and scones are served in china cups and saucers with plates to match! Even the placemats are worth examining as each one is a newspaper of those wartime years contained in a protective sleeve bu available to read whilst you await service. Antiques are numerous and varied from a 1940’s motorcycle sitting proudly in the window and available for purchase to facsimiles of wartime ration books and posters. In addition, there is a good selection of military artefacts and memorabilia on offer. Be sure to visit the bathroom during your visit, I won’t go into detail otherwise it’ll spoil that particular treat. Much more than a cafe, this is an experience not to be missed.

1  Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Really quirky little coffee shop set inside an antiques shop. Reasonable prices and great home made cakes. Staff very attentive.

1  Thank Christine D
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Was brought here by a friend and what a wonderful surprise! Absolutely a treat from the moment you walk in staff friendly nothing to much trouble, look around lotsof memories of the war/ childhood. Then the best treat out wonderful tea and cakes not shop bought !! Homemade to die for and decent tea served in a pot with cup and saucer. Take your time and savour no rush at all just relax and enjoy!! Will definitely recommended and will be back!!

1  Thank Maws B
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

My partner and I took mum here after remembrance service, surprised no one in although the scouts laid on teas and coffees. It was fantastic with all the Second World War artefacts and old newspaper cutttings from the period as place mats. It was fascinating reading these. The coffee was excellent as was the homemade cake. I urge all in irthlingborough to go and avoid your costa coffees! Mum loved it!

1  Thank Stephen S
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is a new tea shop with a difference, it is an antique shop as well as a tea shop. When you enter it appears there are only three tables but in fact there are more tables in the counter area as well as a lovely patio area. The homemade cakes were wonderful and tea for one had two teabags, so a quick stir and you had a lovely strong cup of tea, with top up. The atmosphere is world war two, with the waitresses dress as land girls. The cost for a couple was really reasonable. Will certainly be returning.

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1  Thank Ian T
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