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We want you to feel welcome and at home with us in             
The Old Bakery Tearoom.
The tearoom has been owned and run by Jackie and Alan since 2005.
We operate with just the two of us and seldom have extra staff. This means that we are able to be consistent in all that we do, which has been a great strength of the tearoom over the past 15 years.
We take time and care to give those little extras, seen and unseen ~ whether it be flexibility or just simply conversation ~ those things which can be sadly lacking in many establishments today.
Our menu offers genuinely homemade (on the premises), freshly prepared meals, snacks and cakes, using quality ingredients sourced from local suppliers as much as possible.
Our current suppliers can be viewed  by clicking here
We also cater for dietary conditions and preferences.
All items on the menu are subject to availability.

We are NOT a fast food establishment, and we serve proper food to the standard that we have set ourselves. Each meal is freshly prepared to order; therefore during busy periods there may be a longer waiting time, but it is well worth it!

You are welcome to sit at your table for as long as you like.             
Please do not  feel that you have to eat, drink and then rush off, even in our busy times!  
We prefer that you are able to enjoy your visit and relax in an atmosphere which is getting more difficult to find in this busy world!
“Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it”.
Hebrews 13 verse 2 (NIV Bible)


Thank you for your custom. Service charge is not included.

We accept payment by cash, contactless or debit / credit card

(except American Express)

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If you take time to read our story which is on the table, you will find in there the account of how our youngest son, Tom, committed suicide at the age of 16 in January 2004.


We share our story freely; the only reason for doing so is that by sharing our story, it may encourage others who have either been through similar experiences, or know someone who has.

Since that time we have been able to help individuals and groups by sharing our experiences. Soon after Tom died, Jackie began writing everything down as a journal. There were so many events which happened, thoughts and emotions which came to the both of us, and had they not been put down on paper they would have been forgotten.

Thirteen years on and the result is two books, both written by Jackie ~ 


"Losing Tom, Finding Grace"


"Even though I walk". 





International speakers Rob and Marion White wrote the introduction to "Losing Tom, Finding Grace" and they say…..



 “How can a book written about a story of pain and sadness be such a positive book? It seems  almost impossible to think that one would finish reading this story and come away uplifted and encouraged ……...How very helpful this book is for anyone going through the grief of loss. You will feel understood, not alone, helped and strengthened. Read it anyway because, even if you haven’t experienced this level of suffering, you will begin to understand …as you realise afresh that God’s help and comfort and, indeed, His grace are not a figment of the imagination, but a rock-solid reality.”


“Even though I walk..”  is a book designed to help all of us with the process of bereavement ~ whether that be after losing a loved one, retiring from work, moving home or even  losing a much loved pet. Using our own experiences, alongside meaningful photography we can learn how to help others, and    ourselves through difficult times.

                    "Losing Tom, Finding Grace" and "Even though I Walk"                                                  

                         are both available to purchase here in the tearoom.

Price per copy : £9.99


If you would like to talk to us about the books or to arrange for us to visit and speak to a group, nationally or internationally, please leave your contact details with us, or telephone or e mail us on:-





Telephone: 01451 832172 

Mobile: 07774 500 709       

E Mail:

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