Cakes, Treats and walks at The Orchard Tea Room

My Review of The Orchard Tea Rooms,

Redmoor Lane, Wisbech.

 

Whilst visiting a friend in the area I had a chance to visit The Orchard Team Rooms, Wisbech, on a couple of occasions. As a dachshund this is my kind of place, relaxed atmosphere, great tasting quality food and the best cakes I've seen outside The Great British Bake Off. 

It's dog friendly too, and I mean really dog friendly, the staff really are happy to see their canine visitors which is lovely. So many places say they are dog friendly but they don't really mean it. The Orchard also has a modest farm shop going on and you can buy a range of locally grown veg and fruit, it all looked to be quality produce too. 

 

On my visit I was greeted enthusiastically by the lady behind the counter who clearly had been ensnared by my sausage dog charms. I did try to order the biggest piece of cake available, but mum beat me to it. She tells me her large slab of Victoria sponge was heavenly. Tasty, moist and great value at only £2 for a big piece.  There was an impressive choice of cake too, or scones for those who are not inclined towards cake.

On our second visit mum had asparagus quiche and salad which was also very tasty followed by a large slab of red velvet cake. The salad was more than the standard dull bit of lettuce and tomato. Whilst the savoury menu isn't vast, the food is good quality and tasty.

The tea room itself was on both our visits host to a group of dog walkers who were having a great time. We found a corner and enjoyed the view of the field and orchards round the back which are available for patrons to walk their dogs. There is a cosy log burner to warm yourself by in winter and for summer an outside seating aren. It seems this establishment really has thought of everything. 

I would most certainly return to The Orchard given the chance, the lure of that wonderful cake is like the song of mermaids  to storm struck sailors! 

 

 

Phoebe Foo,  Northern Editor, UK  

 

30th March 2017

 

 

http://theorchardtearoom.co.uk/

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