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“Best cream tea”

The Old Bakery Tearoom
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$20
Cuisines: British, Healthy
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 14 February 2018

My husband and I visited this morning. I had the cream tea and my husband had the Victoria sandwich cake and latte. Absolutely gorgeous scones, lovely and warm. Good service too, would definitely recommend to others.

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Thank Liz S
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Alan S, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Hi Liz S
Homemade scones with homemade jam and cake has to be a winner on any day! Thank you for appreciating what we aim to achieve. Trust that you enjoyed your visit to the town and area. Best wishes, Alan & Jackie

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Lovely lunch, the tearoom was full all the time we were there,with a great turnover of customers. My daughter had spicy vegetable soup with brie and cranberry sandwich and I really enjoyed my jacket potato with coronation chicken and a lovely salad.
Always good service and a friendly atmosphere. We shall be back next time we meet at Stow, our midway point.
Congratulations, Jeanne M.Watkins.

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Alan S, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Hello AMWN
It's always encouraging to see guests returning. We continue to be busy - even during the winter months - booking to reserve a table is still recommended! Homemade soup with freshly made sandwiches to order is a really popular choice - as are the oven baked jacket potatoes. Look forward to helping you with your next midway meeting. With many thanks, Alan & Jackie

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped for hot chocolate, cake and scones. It was a busy little place. Maybe for the older traveller. The scones were served warm which was a nice treat, they were very soft and fluffy - not heavy like some.

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Alan S, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Hi Sharon E
Thanks for your visit and review. Even in the winter months we tend to be steadily busy, especially for hot chocolate and scones! I think that the large number of young people, engaged couples and young families with children who come in on a regular basis would probably disagree that we are for the older traveller! We might not be "hip and trendy" as you might find in a city, but we are warm, clean and comfortable and very welcoming. Hope you had a good time in the area. With best wishes, Alan & Jackie

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

The best home made scones and jam- try the mixed berry. The owners are lovely and the tearoom is darling and cozy.

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Alan S, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Hi Heidi D
Glad you enjoyed the cream tea! Homemade scones and choice of jams has to be a winner, and with warm scones! We've always aimed to make the tearoom a place where guests can sit for as long as they wish, not be hurried out, even when we are busy, so thank you for your superb comment of being "darling and cozy!" Best wishes, Alan & Jackie

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

We had lunch and the food was fresh, attractive and tasty. Very good service. Would certainly return if visiting Stow again.

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Alan S, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Hello HopefultravellerUk
It's a real encouragement to us when new guests come in and really enjoy what we do. Now in our thirteenth year, we always try to look at ourselves with "new eyes" - but there is nothing like proper new eyes! We will continue to do what we do, and hope to see you again next time you are here. Many thanks, Alan & Jackie

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