We dropped into Hethertons for a bite to eat on Saturday afternoon after a spot of shopping in Newbury. We like to visit as it's not one of the mega chains, which now seem to dominate Newbury's Northbrook Street.
Our visit was very pleasant - Hethertons offers a good selection of hot/cold drinks, hot food, sandwiches (on various types of bread), plus grog of various descriptions if you fancy something stronger than hot chocolate. There is also a very good selection of cakes. Most of the pasty/sausage roll types of choices are made by the cafe, as are (I believe) a lot of the cakes.
Our choice of sandwiches and hot drinks were very nice. Service was a little slow, but pleasant. One little gripe was that we asked for a sausage roll as part of our order - the waitress was not sure if there were any left and said she would check. However, she never reappeared to let us know whether we were going to have a pastry experience or not (not as it turned out).
Aside from the little niggle above, we'll keep going back to Hethertons as the quality of food is good, service is generally o.k. and it is a local business rather than one of the large faceless chains that now tend to dominate our High Streets.
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