A jaunt out on a beautiful Sunday around the Weald of Kent brought us into Biddenden. On the hunt for a tearooms to stop off at for lunch, we spotted The Bakehouse and decided to give it a go. Parking in the free car park by the public loos, we wandered across to see if there were any free tables.
A 16th century heavily beamed house, it is a family run establishment and we were warmly greeted but the lass on the till who was busy serving someone a delicious smelling coffee. We pondered the chalk board menu which had a great variety of food choices such as all day breakfast, sandwiches, jacket potatoes, soup and pie. Making our minds up, the friendly waitress told us to take a seat and she would be over to take our order shortly.
Although really tempted by the delicious cakes and bakes, I went for a lasagne and salad whilst he went for a jacket potato with chilli con carne. Both were a reasonable £7 each and everything is homemade on site in the kitchen out the back. The tearooms was busy, with a friendly chatter filling the air.
All the tables and chairs are wooden and lovingly worn with this gorgeous dresser housing jams and teapots along one wall. The low ceilings are beamed and the windows crooked, adding a charming olde world feel to it.
We didn't wait long for our drinks to arrive, coke for him and lemonade for moi. We loved the glass jars with handles, really want one for myself! Whilst we waited for our lunch to arrive, customers came and went but the place was busy the whole time, always a good sign.
Our lunch was very good. My lasagne was served in this cute little enamel dish along with a doorstep sized hunk of wholemeal bread and side salad on top of a chunky wooden board. His potato and chill was also good and both were a good serving size and tasted great.
A dog friendly place with a truly rustic feel and this lovely looking wood stove for when it gets chilly, this place is definitely somewhere we will come back to.
The Verdict? Thumbs Up!
Very friendly and welcoming tearooms with a good menu choice, good value and comfy cosy atmosphere. We will be back to try out the breakfast and am looking forward to visiting when the woodstove is going in the depths of winter.