We visited this lovely place last week on half term. I took my eldest son and my mum for a brew and some cake When you first walk in the door what hits you is the massive array of cakes, there is so much to choose from and some gluten free selections too. My son plummeted for a Bakewell slice which is one of his all time favourites and I can't say I blame him.
It is a busy little place and situated within Collyer's Nursery in Borrowash Derby. I had honestly never been here before and delighted to see such a fair sized garden centre with some great products. I think I may re visit when the spring arrives, when I'm to replant my pots on my patio.
The cafe has free wifi, kids meals, gluten free & vegan options, take out cakes and drinks too, an extensive coffee garden, there is wheelchair access and disabled toilets available
We sat and enjoyed our tea and cake and chatted away, my son caught sight of one of his college tutors who had also popped in so proves to be a popular and friendly place. The staff are very nice and there is an extensive menu to be explored. The menu can be seen on the website at:
They are closed on Mondays, but open Tuesday – Saturday: 9.30am - 4pm
Sunday's 10am – 3.30pm and Bank Holidays: 10am – 4pm.
Go and take a look I can definitely recommend it, they are situated at:
260 Nottingham Road, Borrowash. Derby. DE72 3FR
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My son asked me what it was like to drink tea
does that lad really originate from me?
I was drinking tea very early on
no sooner was my cup filled my tea would be gone
I've obviously forgot to pass on those genes
and expressed the importance of tea drinking and what it means
He really should learn to drink the stuff
even if it's to boil the kettle, make a brew cus I've had enough
It may be something he takes to much later
maybe never, not a lover but a hater
Crikey I can't imagine that myself
leaving my tea to go off on my shelf
It just wouldn't happen so I'll drink my tea solo
he can stick to his water or the odd mug of hot cocoa
I might not tell it tastes really good
then keep the tea to myself, yeah I really could!!
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This is a lovely little coffee/tea place hidden away in Draycott Mill in Derbyshire. So cosy and friendly I could have stayed there all day. We went for a bit of a treat on my birthday, it made my day.
The menu here has a good choice of goodies to eat and yes, there is gluten free items too. I had a very nice gluten free scone and butter and to wash it down with I had a nice decaf coffee with a bit of that naughty caramel syrup in. Oh how did that get there? Well I asked for it! There are different teas available too just so we keep on the tea theme for Teapot Tuesday but sometimes I do fancy a coffee brew.
There are cards and gifts available as well so you can shop and drop, drop into a comfy sofa and consume lots of cake.....what better eh? The prices are really reasonable so coming here will not dent your purse or wallet too much depending on how long you stay. So get yourself down here and treat yourself.
No excuse now, when Sue from the Brew says it's good it's good, I don't review a bad place. If a place doesn't hit the spot well it doesn't get a mention.....simples. I never wanted Make a Brew Sue to be a negative place so I say if you don't impress Sue you don't make it to the Brew.
The owners name of Pumpkinz is Bev Dutton and she will give you any help or information you need. They do have a Facebook page here at:
Give it a go and tell me what you think.....
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No I'm not talking about a nice afternoon tea session with a teapot of a top brew and some dainty cheese sandwiches I'm on about tea and cream cheese together in one cup.
That's got you thinking eh? You're either thinking urrrrrghhhhh yuk or ohhhh I wonder what that would be like. I like both tea and like Wallace from the Aardman creators I am partial to a bit of Wensleydale but not sure I even contemplated topping my brew with a cheese topping. Is it possible to grill it on top like pizza tea?
Apparently it's very popular in Asia, the U.S and now plans to make an impact here in the UK. I've not seen it around yet but when I do I'm up for a bit of a try. This new refreshment range includes a chilled black or green tea finished off with a creamy cream cheese top. Am I convincing you yet? Well some people must be convinced as it's proving popular on Instagram.
I think you're going to have to leave this with me and when I get the chance I will report back on how I got on with cheesy tea. Will it spoil my brew or will it become a phenomenon? Maybe you've already tried one, if so please let me know what it's like, I am very interested. I keep looking at my little tubs of Philadelphia cheese and and pondering chucking one on my next brew. The thing is though I think one has to try it out at a 'cheese tea' establishment, then you've got someone else to blame if it tastes dodgy.
It reminds me of a liqueur coffee, I suppose they started somewhere but coffee and cream does seem more quenchable than tea and cheese and the boozy coffee will get me a little bit more tipsy especially using Bailey's.
Oh well we will see, watch this space!!
Thanks for reading today, if I haven't made you want to be sick and you fancy coming back again, I will be back for What to Buy Wednesday tomorrow so see you there, minus cheesy tea but back on the traditional Yorkshire, PG or Tetley tea.
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