The Garden Kitchen, Bewdley, Worcestershire
It's such a lovely surprise when you stumble across The Garden Kitchen; if you hadn't noticed the signs or if you didn't know Bewdley very well, you could be just strolling around, minding your own business and just off the main street, behind the museum, you come across this place. You see happy people sat out in the sunshine tucking into scrumptious cakes and sandwiches, having a relaxing coffee, chatting with their friends, everyone just contentedly doing their own thing; naturally you want to be a part of it. The setting is charming, in the museum courtyard, which is partly sheltered, and they have a terrace and a gorgeous garden that's a colourful riot of cottage flowers in the summer; it backs on to the town gardens so there's plenty of space for little people to let off steam or for a leisurely post lunch stroll.
So, pull up a chair, choose whatever you fancy from the menu for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, or just for something to fill a gap. You'll find things like sandwiches, paninis, and jacket potatoes on the menu, and quiche and salads, and the most amazing cakes - honestly, you can hardly take your eyes off them! And Baileys cheesekcake! Like, OMG!
The good news is everything is home made, freshly prepared and served by one of the happy smile people who work here. Their motto is 'sustainable, fair trade and local', and they stick to it rigidly - sausages from the butchers in town, eggs from the farm shop and so on. The other good news is that vegetarians and vegans are well catered for and if you follow a special diet, just let them know and they'll do their very best to find something to suit you.
The thing to remember is that because The Garden Kitchen is an open air cafe, they close for the winter.
Open: 10.00am-400pm for food Dog friendly
T: 01299 404813 All information correct at the time of writing