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“Nice tea snacks”

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: We are an owner operated traditional tearoom. Much 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 prepared 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 provide a wide selection of Gluten Free meals, including homemade Gluten Free scones, so a cream tea can be had by everyone!Vegetarian options are always 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. Do ring to check if you are coming from a distance. Bookings for tables is welcomed and often necessary to guarantee a table. Parties catered for.
Reviewed 15 June 2014

we were vegetarian and they had a lot of options. the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. we ordered cream tea with scones and beans on toast and bread cheese and they were all very good.

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AlanS238, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2014

Hello Advaya
Glad that you found a good selection of choice for vegetarians. Likewise with our gluten free options, we have several friends who are vegetarian and we ask them what they would like to find on a menu! Cream tea is always a good option for anyone (unless they are dairy free ..). Hope that you enjoyed the rest of your trip and I hope that we will be able to see you again. With thanks and best wishes. Alan & Jackie.

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

It is the quick easy welcome, excellent produce and cooking and good fair pricing structure that make The Old Bakery Tearoom so special. Our third visit since 2005.

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Thank Helen W
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AlanS238, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2014

Hi Helen W
Thank you for your review - it's always good to hear from local people and we appreciate it! Everything we do is simple but simple can be done well and for a fair price. Look forward to seeing you next time you are in Stow - remember we are closed on a Thursday and Sunday. Best wishes. Alan & Jackie.

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Over the years we have tried several cafes and coffee shops in Stow, enjoying visiting new places but never really feeling the need to return to the same one again. Until now!

The Old Bakery Tea Rooms is a hidden gem, literally! Hidden away at the end of a passageway amongst the shops. We discovered the Tearooms purely by accident, but I can definitely say that we will be going back there again. Our next visit will not be an accident..

The Tearooms are decorated in a traditional style, are clean and tidy and the owner is very helpful and friendly without being overbearing. The food and drink was of a high standard and the portions were very generous indeed. My steak platter was unbelievably tasty and to be given the recipe for the salad dressing was the icing on the cake (even though I didn't have cake).

To read about Tom and the family's story in dealing with the tragedy was both moving and inspirational at the same time and added another, thought provoking, dimension to our day.

I wholeheartedly recommend visiting this outstanding tearoom.

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Thank Les P
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AlanS238, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2014

Hello Les P
It's a huge encouragement to us that you want to return, as many of our guests do! Although we are hidden away - you cant even see our front door from the street - we aim to offer the best that we can with proper food and portions at a price that we ourselves would be happy to pay. Thanks for taking the time to read our story - we share this not to seek sympathy but to encourage others who may have dealt with the same circumstances, and this occurs regularly! Looking forward to your next visit. With thanks. Alan & Jackie

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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Our family of 4 went to the delightful Old Bakery Tearooms today for lunch. All freshly made and delicious tasting. Generous portions, value for money, unobtrusive service from friendly knowledgeable people. We agree with the positive reviews and more! 5 stars!!

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Thank uglyankee
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AlanS238, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2014

Hi uglyankee
Good to see you and the family, and all enjoying your meals. It's a privilege to know that people come here and fully endorse what other guests have said in their previous reviews. As its just the two of us, we do have consistency in what we do. Have a great summer. Many thanks. Alan and Jackie.

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

We have visited these tea rooms several times and had the scones. They are delicious. The owner is very friendly and makes you feel welcome. Will be going again on our next visit to stow.

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AlanS238, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

Hi Dawn J
Lovely to see you again and its always a pleasure to see visitors on a regular basis. Next time you come we'll have to see if we cant tempt you to try something else as well! Best wishes. Alan & Jackie

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