Wednesday 11 January 2012

Review: Teacake At Shepreth

Thanks to my ultra sensitive cake-sniffing nose and heightened sense of awareness when it comes to new tearoom openings, I couldn't resist but stop by and try out a brand new tearoom which has just opened up outside of Cambridge In the pretty little village of Shepreth.


This pretty little tearoom is situated in the old post office & village stores and since this has now closed down, along with the local pub now too, this has been a welcome addition to the village over the last couple of months. hosted within a grade 11 listed cottage, complete with thatched roof, it's my kind of typically British tearoom.

This quaint little shop is hosted by the ever so friendly and welcoming
Christine and Maurice Prove,
Who were both present on my visit and they were just so knowledgable and chatty when I mentioned my love of tearooms, I could have spent all day with them listening to their stories of how they restored the beautiful furniture and fittings left over from the post office and their plans for the stunning garden at the back later  in the summer.

The menu is already pretty wide, offering a great selection of teas and coffee, sandwiches, cakes, scones and even some every day  provisions such as freshly baked bread, milk and free range eggs to take home with you, which is very handy to note.

This time around, I went for a pot of Darjeeling along with a lovely slice of Fruit Tea Loaf from their ever changing cake selection, which came with a pretty little cake fork for a civilised nibble. I had great fun sipping from my mis-matching tea ware and watching the world go by whilst I did so.

This husband and wife team have had a lot to learn, it they are having a ball learning the ropes and what works for them and their customers. Their passion shows and it makes for a fun experience as a customer, as they couldn't be more welcoming if they tried.

Maurice told me that their coffee comes from a well known coffee supplier in London, where you can see queues out of the door for their coffee. Only the best for their new countryside tearoom. 
And rightly so.

I would say the only downfall of Teacake is that there is very few tables currently. So if you are looking for afternoon tea for a larger group, please do be courteous and make the tearoom aware of your plans, and they will try to accommodate you the best they can.
They do, however have plans for the future, so fingers crossed this new 
Cake-based adventure works for them : )

I urge you to make a trip to this very cute cottage for a spot of tea should you ever find yourself in need of a thirst quenching pit stop.
Afternoon tea in Cambridge has never been so much fun! There should be more of these little tearooms in the area, it's so refreshing to have a new country tea room in these parts.

Teacake, 8 Meldreth Road, Shepreth, Royston, SG8 6PS

Tel. 07565 567023

Miss Sue Flay


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