M53, Junction 12; 14 minutes
Mon-Sat 9am-5pm (The Bakehouse from 8.30am)
Vegetarian or vegan options
Little sister to the original Ginger and Pickles in Nantwich, the Tarporley tea-room opened a few years later to ply this high street with delicious baked morsels. It now combines with the Bakehouse just over the road, which acts as the baking nerve centre.
If you’re in a rush and need sustenance for the journey ahead, follow your nose to the Bakehouse to pick up sausage rolls, perfect sourdoughs and to-die-for almond croissants that are baked daily on the premises. Hot drinks are available too, and picnics can be ordered ahead.
If you've got longer to linger, grab a table in the handsome tea-room to enjoy hearty dishes made with the best local ingredients. Think cinnamon toast, cooked breakfasts, crumpet stacks and variations on the famous Staffordshire oat cakes. If the sun is shining, enjoy a very novel 'Beforenoon Tea' on the pretty terrace out front. It's a creative slant on the sweeter afternoon version which substitutes cakes and finger sandwiches for smoked-salmon bagels, bacon sandwiches, morsels of cooked breakfast and wedges of toast with jam and chutney. Delicious.
Parking is available in the small car park up the road and you can order food online via the website.
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