Tea and cake at The Bakehouse

Tea and cake at The Bakehouse

I finished work early one day last week and Dan had the day off, so we decided to take a little trip out for the afternoon. We’ve been trying to make more of an effort to spend more quality time together during the week. After much deliberation, as usual, we chose to have a short drive to one of our favourite places and visit The Bakehouse.

If you live close to or visit Staffordshire, I really recommend the Trentham Estate. They have pretty gardens to look round, a lake to walk alongside, and even a monkey forest! These aspects require paid entry, but they also have a large garden centre and a shopping village.

The shops and restaurants are housed in timber lodges and there are another 26 units due to open this summer.

Having previously enjoyed the food at The Bakehouse Cafe Bar when I visited at lunchtime with my Mum, we thought it would be a good idea to try their cake.

The Bakehouse Cafe Bar Trentham

We chose to sit on the stools at the front of the cafe, so we could watch the world go by.

After perusing the menu, Dan chose chocolate cake. He received possibly the biggest slice of chocolate cake I’ve ever seen.

Chocolate cake at The Bakehouse Trentham

When it was brought to our table, we both commented on how huge it was. The gentleman who brought it over said it’s probably the biggest cake he’s ever made. Having hoped that everything here would be homemade, this comment proved my hopes to be true.

Chocolate cake at The Bakehouse Trentham

Just look at that for a slice of cake!

Whilst my carrot cake doesn’t look quite as impressive, it was absolutely delicious. I definitely made the right choice.

Carrot cake at The Bakehouse Trentham

My portion wasn’t quite so large but it was still huge! There was no way I could eat the whole thing, but somehow Dan managed to finish his.

Cake at The Bakehouse Trentham

I chose to wash my food down with a glass of apple juice. However, I received a glass of fresh orange juice instead! I received an apology for the mistake, but the fresh orange was actually very enjoyable. Coming from someone who usually really dislikes orange juice, this is saying something. Dan decided to have a cup of tea.

Tea at The Bakehouse Trentham

The Bakehouse also serve a cream tea, consisting of a scone with butter, jam and clotted cream and a teapot of tea. This was a close contender and might be the choice I make next time.

I definitely think we need to make tea and cake a much more regular occurrence! Sometimes it’s the small things in life, like a delicious piece of homemade cake while watching the world go by, that can make a day so enjoyable.

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  • Reply
    4th May 2017 at 16:32

    The cakes looks delicious!! You definitely should go for more.

    xx, Melissa

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      12th May 2017 at 11:33

      It was so delicious! We’ve got to go back 🙂 x

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    4th May 2017 at 17:41

    I love tea and cake! Its one of my fave things to do! Im not usually a fan of orange juice either, but every now and then you get a good glass. Dont be fooled though! Lol.
    Kate x

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      12th May 2017 at 11:35

      It can be so strong and I hate the bits in it! The fact that this one tasted really nice made the bits more bearable haha x

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    4th May 2017 at 18:42

    Oh my gooosh the chocolate cake slice with the chocolate buttons on top looks SO tasty!!

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      12th May 2017 at 11:38

      Doesn’t it! Dan said it was the best chocolate cake ever x

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    5th May 2017 at 13:00

    This looks like an amazing place! That cake looks so delicious!

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      12th May 2017 at 11:42

      It was so nice to find somewhere with such delicious homemade cakes 🙂 x

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    10th May 2017 at 19:44

    This looks like such a cute place to go visit! The wooden building is lovely!

    Corinne x

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      12th May 2017 at 11:43

      I love the way they’ve designed all the buildings in the shopping village 🙂 x

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    15th May 2017 at 23:41

    It’s 11:30pm and right now I’m feeling a little depressed that I have no cake in the house after seeing your wonderful cake photos lol! You’ve inspired me to head into our local village tomorrow and go for cake in one of the local tea rooms 🙂

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      22nd May 2017 at 20:15

      Oh no I’m so sorry lol! I get so much food envy when I see amazing desserts and cakes on blog posts x

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