We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Old Bakery Tearoom

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Digbeth Street | 4, Fountain Court, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1BN, England
+44 1451 832172
10:00 - 16:00
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 16:00
Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

523 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 522: English reviews
Bedford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped at The Old Bakery Tearoom on our way to and from a recent holiday in West Somerset and as usual we were met with a very warm welcome from Alan, our food was excellent and beautifully presented. Coffee was hot and very welcome after a long journey. We cannot fault this lovely establishment and only... More 

1 Thank Colinalbon
AlanS238, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this review

Hello Colinalbon Lovely to see the both of you again - and it's a real privilege to be able to serve guests who have been coming for a number of years! Stow is a stopping off place for many and seems to be halfway to many holiday destinations. Thank you for your comments on our standard of food and hospitality... More 

Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food, service, cosy feel, in fact everything at the bakehouse is lovely, just wish we could take it all home with us. We ate there several times during our holiday and always had lovely meals and service. It is a very special place as are the two people who own it. If you have never visited the bakehouse you... More 

1 Thank nutty298
AlanS238, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this review

Hello nutty298 Thank you for your visits to us! It's always lovely to see people several times during their holidays and just the fact that people want to come here time and time again is encouraging. Glad that you enjoyed your meals and your holiday. We look forward to your next holiday here later in the year. With our best... More 

Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An afternoon ride out took us to Stow on the Wold, haven't been here for about 20 years so long overdue to this picturesque little town. Our first port of call, as we were both desperate for a drink, took us to these fabulous tea rooms! What a delightful hidden gem!! The owners have got it so right. The menu... More 

3 Thank Sam G
AlanS238, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this review

Hello Sam G Glad that you found us and even though we've been here for 12 years, we weren't here last time you came! It's really encouraging when guests come in and "get" what we do! Pleased that you enjoyed your lunches and especially the coffee and walnut cake! See you again, but don't leave it 20 years... many thanks,... More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely café, where the owners, Alan and Jackie, are happy for the clients to stay for as long as they wish too even at busy times...so different to many cafes where it all seems hectic and rushed. The Old Bakery is an oasis of calm. Alan does all the serving, he is a friendly man and has... More 

2 Thank Malcolm B
AlanS238, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this review

Hello Malcolm B Great to spend so time with you and pleased that you appreciated our less rushed approach to life in a tearoom! We do really enjoy interacting with our guests and just doing the extra little bits that make a difference. Jackie does make everything here - she's very well organised - and we charge what we would... More 

Newcastle, Australia
Level Contributor
50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely experience, afternoon tea at The Old Bakery Tearoom. We enjoyed, surely, the best scones in the world. The fruit jam was home made and delicious and that cream .... oh how good. Proper tea in a teapot, gentle music and great service. We are visiting from Australia and are taking home, not only visions of the beauty... More 

2 Thank Patsywaller
AlanS238, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this review

Hello Patsywaller It's good to know that we are not just serving cream tea's here, but also memories and an experience! Thank you for enabling us to be part of your journey to this part of the world and that you take away the taste of proper homemade scones, jam and cream. We enjoy meeting guests from all over the... More 

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing beats scones fresh out of the oven - ours were still warm and DELICIOUS. Don't miss this hidden gem in Stow on the wold. Alan and Jackie are the perfect hosts and make you feel very welcome. We will be back to sample more of the menu!

1 Thank marfly
AlanS238, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this review

Hello marfly Jackie makes I don't know how many scones each day and will often make more through the day as needed. We have always served our scones warmed from the oven NOT microwaved, as many places do, and served with homemade jams and quality clotted cream they have to be sampled! Really pleased that you felt welcome - it's... More 

Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here at Easter. I ordered the coronation chicken jacket potato and my husband had the ploughmans both big portions and tasted like what I'd get at my Nans (she was a good cook) true homecooked deliciousness. While we ate, there must have been 5 groups try to get a table but couldn't so they left unfortunately. I have... More 

1 Thank Shazzy44
AlanS238, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this review

Hi Shazzy44 Your Nan knew how to feed you! It's really lovely to be compared to your Nan as we prove that with care and attention to detail, guests can be provided with decent food at reasonable cost in a commercial setting. As my reply said in the previous review, we do get very busy most days, and Easter this... More 

Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely lunch for three of us, friendly service, went the extra mile for our baby and seemed like the popular place to be, having to turn some people away. Great value for what we had and the portions were good sized.

1 Thank LeaJoh
AlanS238, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this review

Hi LeaJoh Little people are as important as big ones so we are always happy to provide what you need for them. Most days we have to turn people away as we get very busy, but I do offer to reserve them a table within the hour if it is possible, and encourage visitors to book in advance as we... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Tucked away in Stow, this cafe was exactly what we were looking for. The menu was full of home cooked favourites, really reasonable and delicious. Alan served us and he was the loveliest man, made us feel welcome and we had a bit of a laugh with him too. Would recommend to anyone!

1 Thank UKscs207
AlanS238, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this review

Hello UKscs207 Tucked away from the hustle and traffic, but well signed! Now in our twelfth year, many have found us. Thank you for your lovely compliments - we serve people as we would like to be served, with some humour and interaction thrown in! Much appreciated with thanks. Alan & Jackie More 

Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Generally very good. Would go again no problem. Even changed tablecloth before we sat down. Very clean. Food warm and as described.

1 Thank kjrph0611
AlanS238, Owner at The Old Bakery Tearoom, responded to this review

Hi kjrph0611 Thank you for stopping by. It's always encouraging when visitors are happy to return again - and we do like people to be sitting at clean tables! Trust you had a good time away and have had safe travel. Best wishes. Alan & Jackie More 

Travellers who viewed The Old Bakery Tearoom also viewed

Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds
Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds
Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds
Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds
Longborough, Moreton-in-Marsh
Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswolds

Been to The Old Bakery Tearoom? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Cafe, British, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Digbeth Street | 4, Fountain Court, Stow-on-the-Wold GL54 1BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Phone Number: +44 1451 832172
PLEASE NOTE: We will be CLOSED for 2 weeks from Wednesday 10th May, re-opening on MONDAY 22nd MAY. We are an owner operated traditional tearoom. Much of our menu is made here on the premises, including Soups, Dressings, Sauces, Jams and of course all of our cakes and scones.We make everything from basic ingredients, not pre prepared mixes.Our coffee and tea is Fairtrade. The coffee is freshly ground and we use loose leaf tea, with the exception of herbal teas.We aim to source our produce locally as we believe in supporting local suppliers where possible.We also provide a Gluten Free selection of meals, including homemade Gluten Free scones, so a cream tea can be had by everyone!Vegetarian options are always available. We are visited by many customers time and time again, along with strong support from locals who live in the town. Regular hours are 10am to 4.00Pm (5pm Saturdays). Please note we are closed on Sundays and Thursdays. Do ring to check if you are coming from a distance. Bookings for tables is welcomed and often necessary to guarantee a table. Parties catered for.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Old Bakery Tearoom and other visitors
10 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (10)

Questions? Get answers from The Old Bakery Tearoom staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?