Be British and Eat Cake – 7 places for Cake around Glastonbury.

28 Mar


The actress Emma Thompson recently described Britain as ‘a tiny little cloud-bolted, rainy corner of sort-of Europe, a cake-filled misery-laden grey old island’.

Needless to say she was in a lot of trouble over her words and she did backtrack a lot.  It may be a bit rainy and grey sometimes but how can a nation that eats so much cake ever be called misery-laden?

Cake makes you happy, especially on cold rainy days.  Luckily around us here in Glastonbury we are spoiled with places to eat cake.

Here are my favourite cake stops, and not just for rainy days as many of them have lovely gardens to sit out in and enjoy the sunshine as well.

Eco-Friendly Bites.  This little café is based at the Avalon Marshes Centre which is also home to the Somerset Craft Centre.  It sits at the end of the Shapwick Heath Nature Reserve so perfect base to explore the extensive walking and cycling trails in the area.  They do delicious brownies. It is open Tuesday- Sunday 10am – 4.30pm

Double Gate Farm.  Located on the main road in Godney, this lovely little tea room is part of a Farmstay B&B.  As well as gorgeous cakes they have a spectacular looking afternoon tea. Open Wednesday- Sunday 10.30am – 5pm

The Lemon Tree Café, based at the Willows and Wetland Centre.  A definite visit, for the exhibit and the cake.  There is also a nice little wetland walk from the café if you need to burn off some calories. Open every day except Sunday 10am-4.30pm

Sweets Tea Rooms is set at the Peat and Science Museum on the road from Glastonbury to Wedmore.  ‘Merv’ Sweet has gathered together some very unique artifacts including parts from a crashed WW1 bomber, retro radio’s and items that have revealed themselves from the peat works over the years.  Open Wednesday – Sundays 10am – 4pm


Strangers with Coffee in Wells.  Not only the best coffee in the area but delicious cakes. Across from St. Cuthberts church which is the largest church in Somerset. Open every day except Sunday 8am- 5pm


Abbey Tea Rooms, overlooking Glastonbury Abbey offer a traditional afternoon tea experience.  Open daily 10am – 5pm


Glastonbury Assembly Rooms, which you will find down a little alleyway off of Glastonbury High Street.   Go up the stairs to find a little café selling delicious vegan and vegetarian cakes and biscuits. They also have 2 computers in there as well for anyone needing to use the internet. Open Tuesday – Saturday 12- 6pm




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