If you’re looking for a cosy and welcoming place you can pop into for tea or coffee, and perhaps a bite to eat, then why not give Ruddington’s Old Bakehouse Tearoom a try? Owner Lesley Wells and her team always go that extra mile to make you feel at home in quintessentially English surroundings!
Lesley has been running the former Horspool’s Bakery Shop on Church Street since July 2012. She says “I always had a dream to open a traditional village tea shop in later life” and set about completely refurbishing the interior in that style. Her many customers from Ruddington and further afield continue to love it – laid out with pretty chairs and tables, complete with colourful tablecloths and fresh flowers. A Welsh Dresser and other period furnishings including ornate china cups, teapots and plates add to the Victorian feel. The Old Bakehouse Tearoom offers full English breakfast, light lunches and high teas with their famous homemade cakes and a large selection of teas. Of course Lesley can do you a special coffee, too! Daily specials also appear on the blackboard, to add some variety for regular customers.
You’ll be served at your table and well behaved children are welcomed. Takeaways are available, too. Since May 2018 they have been opening 7 days a week. Usual trading hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9.00am to 3.30pm, Wednesday 9.00am to 1.00pm, Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm and Saturday & Sunday 9.00am to 3.00pm.
Lesley also offers catering and party bookings. Enquiries and orders can be made during opening hours in person, on 0115 9846126 or via their Facebook Page.