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“What a great find!”

The Old Bakery Tearoom
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $20
Cuisines: British, Healthy
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: NOTE: We will be CLOSED from MONDAY 6th November , reopening on Monday 20th November while we take a trip to the Middle East. 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.
Reviewed March 9, 2013

We came upon this tearoom by chance, with some trepidation after winding our way in via an arcade of closed shops (on a Monday). What we found was a cozy place with absolutely delicious freshly made food and proper tea and coffee. We were spoilt for choice with a really nice menu. I've had coronation chicken once or twice before and thought it was OK, but their's was out of this world! The soup was truly home made and yummy. We were served by the owner who was exceedingly friendly without going too far, and gave the impression nothing was too much bother. The prices were great for the location. We'll be going back for sure when we're in the area again :-)

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2  Thank Leigh A
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AlanS238, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2013

Hello Leigh A
Thanks for the great comments - fresh food and as much home made and cooked as we can do! Although tucked away many do find us and enjoy their visit. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes. Alan & Jackie

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

We chose the Old Bakery Tearooms after browsing a few others in the town, and were very glad we did. The interior was nicely decorated, and the Christian messages in the art and leaflets were subtly done without being too forthright. I for one was very impressed by the strength and candour of the proprietors after what must have been a harrowing family tragedy. As for the tea, I must make a point of noting that they use real loose leaf tea here - not tea bags. It is becoming harder and harder to find authentic tea rooms where the tea is of a high grade and made properly. I believe that when you go out for tea, that should be part of what you pay for - and that is definitely the case here. The scones were also very tasty - handmade, fluffy and freshly baked (they were still warm!) Lovely homemade jam, too, and a good dollop of clotted cream. If you're in Stow-on-the-Wold, this is the tearoom to choose.

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AlanS238, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2013

Hello ChiTheCynic
Thanks for your honest review of your visit to us. Even though we have just redecorated since your visit we have deliberately kept a welcoming feel to the tearoom. We share our story because it affects everyone, not just Christians or non Christians, and we have many an interesting conversation without forcing faith onto people. Its not too much more difficult to take a bit more trouble over making good tea with homemade scones and jam; we ourselves are fed up with being served "manufactured" food in many places, so we tend to serve everything a we would want to find it! See you again! Best wishes from us both.

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Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

In common with other reviewers, we opted to eat in here based on the good reviews; I was actually a bit put off by the decor, which I thought was a bit dated. Glad we chanced it. Soup was absolutely first class - really outstanding - and the sandwiches well-filled with very fresh ingredients. Waiting staff were enthusiastic and smiley. Liked it a lot.

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1  Thank Kait88Rogers
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AlanS238, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2013

Hi Kait88rogers
Thank you for your honest review. We take note of what our guests are saying and commenting on, and your comments about the decor were accurate. Since you visited, we have updated our decor and layout - as you will see from the photos on TripAdvisor - so thank you. We maintain our standard of food in quality and presentation and are confident that you will enjoy another visit. Keep on with the honest but positive reviews wherever you go! Best wishes. Alan & Jackie.

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

The most wonderful salad with fabulously fresh homemade sandwiches - we both had the chicken and bacon and were so impressed with every aspect, we can't wait to come back! The cakes look amazing ... But we are just too full up after our sandwich to manage it today. We will save that for next time!

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1  Thank Salmoore
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AlanS238, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2013

Hello Salmoore
Fresh salad and "proper" bread in the sandwiches! as you found, as much as possible is homemade and everything is freshly prepared to order. I often try to advise people to leave room for the cake - and they will go for a walk and come back later! Pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to see you again soon. Many thanks. Alan & Jackie.

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Reviewed February 19, 2013

We were in Stow over the weekend and we came by The Old Bakery Tearooms buy chance .. what a find!
Charming host and excellent food.I had homemade Sweetpotato and leek soup, which was deffenetly homemade.My husband had potato waffles,ham and eggs which he lapped up! Loved the Elvis songs in the background.Nothing was too much trouble.We will be back, when next down from Wales.
Diolch / Thank you. :)

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1  Thank tracey w
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AlanS238, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2013

Hello tracey w
Good old Elvis!! Pleased that you chanced upon us and enjoyed the home made soup. We have a different variety most days which gives variety to it - and an element of chance! Ham & eggs is one of our most popular dishes and the fact we can use gluten free waffles gives more choice to those who are gluten intolerant. We look forward to welcoming you next time you are in Stow. Many thanks. Alan & Jackie.

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