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“A fine example of rural English life”
Review of The Bakehouse

The Bakehouse
Ranked #2 of 15 Restaurants in Castle Cary
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

The fact that places like The Bakehouse still exist in England is extremely reassuring, when so much of England these days has changed for the worse. Castle Cary itself is a very pleasant place, and The Bakehouse is one of many small businesses in this charming market town.

The Bakehouse is run by a middle-aged Englishman and his Thai wife, in a very friendly and welcoming manner. The premises are immaculately clean, well-furnished and tastefully-decorated. I like to judge a restaurant or cafe by the state of its toilet(s) - those here do not disappoint and are maintained in excellent condition.

I won’t dwell on the food and drink offerings available; suffice it to say everything myself and my colleagues have had during our last three visits has been fine.

The Bakehouse appears to be quite popular with locals, understandably so. It is worthy of your custom, you will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place! We popped in for a coffee with friends, ended up staying for over an hour.
The staff were really lovely and very friendly. They were more than happy to let our labradoodle sit in the courtyard with us, and in fact kept bringing him treats!
The cake selection was fab, and delicious!
We hope to return soon.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

These days I always have a look at Tripadvisor before dining out and there aren't many places with such good reviews that we felt we had to try The Old Bakehouse! We weren't disappointed. From the moment we stepped inside the place felt "right" and we were immediately welcomed. Chose to sit in the courtyard outside as it was a sunny day. Lovely place to enjoy a cold drink before our meals arrived. We chose the duck stir fry and Khaw Pad crab and prawn meals. Both were delicious and we left clean plates! Definitely worth a stop if you are looking for food in 'Cary

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

Visited to have some lunch. Chose the slow cooked beef, came beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. Followed it with bakewell tart which they warmed for me as I prefer it that way, again it was delicious. Apparently nearly all the puddings (some 12 on display!) are home made and the taste proves it. Had a coffee and that was very reasonably priced.

The place itself has character and the staff were friendly. There is a lovely courtyard at the rear that you can sit in for coffee and/or food but I chose to stay indoors and read a national newspaper that was provided as well.

Thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

We were on a cycling holiday, didn't know the area and went in by accident looking for bread. This was a very happy mistake as once inside we realised that this is the home of exceptional cake, and a lovely thai restaurant, and both elements it carries off beautifully. We opted for cake, some of the best we have ever tasted (I had a passion fruit sponge). It wasn't fussy or over-complicated and tasted every bit as good as it looked with a just-out-of-the-oven freshness. We ate in the oasis of a patio at the back full of flowers and a clambering grape vine.

Date of visit: August 2018
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