A traditional, reasonably priced and family-run tearoom based in the Forest of Dean, just outside of Longhope, Gloucestershire serving up scrumptious homemade cakes, loose-leaf teas, breakfasts, lunches and afternoon tea, championing local producers and suppliers.
Inside the cosy, low ceiling former dairy you instantly feel at home and can’t help notice there awesome selection of homemade cakes where during our last visit they featured a rhubarb & ginger (a must try), chocolate & hazelnut torte, coffee & pecan (vegan), millionaire shortbread and cinnamon buns. If they’re not sweet enough for you there’s also a changing selection of homemade desserts; marmalade bread & butter pudding, apricot & almond tart and sticky ginger torte and a value cream tea or afternoon tea option too.
Breakfast is served all day until 3pm and includes their filling traditional English or veggie, smoked salmon & egg, Gloucester / veggie or vegan sausage sandwich, ‘on toast’ with various topping (eggs, beans, tomatoes etc.) or large toasted teacake / toast with butter & preserves.
For lunch there’s a wide selection of sandwiches or baguettes including Gloucester, veggie or vegan sausage, gammon ham, Angiddy brie-style cheese (from Chepstow), smoked salmon and sweet potato & falafel, alongside a ploughman’s platter, salads and homemade soup.
Cake isn’t complete without a great cuppa, there’s around 20 different loose-leaf teas here to choose from found on their equally tasty afternoon tea menu, for a very reasonable £12.50 you’ll get a sandwich, homemade sweet scone with cream & jam, a choice of cake from the infamous table and a pot of loose leaf tea – perfect for those scenic cycles around the Forest of Dean.
There’s seating inside for medium sized groups although booking at weekends is essential (and most welcome), there’s also a small number of seats outdoors in their sheltered terrace.