Even when The Crown & Garter is closed you can stop-by for a bite to eat or drink in their coffee shop also known as The Bakery.
The Bakery at The Crown & Garter, Inkpen has been open a year now and originally had the bakery production on site but this recently moved to new premises in Greenham. Making all the pastries and croissants for breakfast as well as baking fresh bread for the pub. A little fact about their bread is that it contains only 3 or 4 ingredients compared to about 25 in most supermarket breads!
Breakfast is served from 08.30 – 10.30 including homemade muesli and yoghurt, pancakes and a lunch menu between 12.00 – 14.00 of sandwiches and savouries. At any time you can enjoy delicious looking pastries, muffins, cakes and other treats. As well as pick up some homemade jams and pickles made from fresh fruit and vegetables sourced from the cookery school.
On Wednesday The Bakery re-opened with the extra space left by the production equipment. When the new tables arrive, which have been specifically designed, they can combine to form a large dining table for private events of around 20 guests.
As I sat there with my Latte taking random photos of the treats and the building, Tiago – Crown & Garter Manager, told me how popular the venue is for walkers, there are several footpaths that start and end at the pub, and cyclists with it being on a national cycle route.
You can see why. A peaceful location to stop-by whether on your own or meeting with friends to enjoy the countryside and a cheeky treat!