Tea Stops

Here is a list of possible tea stops, mostly within a days ride of Northampton, that you might find useful while out and about on your bike.

Please let us know of any corrections or additions or if you can help us complete the missing information!


Town/Village County Name Address Telephone Opening Times Type Available Comments
Aldwincle Northamptonshire Peartree Farm Main Street   7 days 10.00 - 16.00   Snacks, etc Not yet visited but good reports
Arthingworth Northamptonshire The Bulls Head Main Street 01858 525637 7 days Special lunch Tues Pub Lunches  
Aynho Northamptonshire Wharf Teashop   01869 338483 7 days 09.30 – 16.30 Easter to September Teashop Snacks  
Bagington Warwickshire Air Museum Rowley Road, Bagington, Coventry   7 days   Snacks Quite small
Barkby Thorpe Leicestershire Pick's Farm Shop Hamilton Grounds 0116 269 3548 7 days 09.00 - 18.00   Snacks NYT
Baston Lincolnshire Oasis Coffee Shop Waterside Garden Centre, King Street 01778 560000 Mon-Sat 09.00-18.00, Sunday 10.30 – 16.30 Teashop    
Benson Oxfordshire Riverside Shop & Café   01491 833732   Café    
Billing Northamptonshire Scoffers Café UK Nene Valley Way, A45 East 01604 583622   Café    
Bolnhurst Bedfordshire Stables Coffee Shop Kimbolton Road (B660) 01234 376237 Saturdays only 14.30 – 17.00, April to October Teashop Lt Snacks www.oldrectory.me.uk
Braunston Northamptonshire Poppies Tearoom OS GR (152) 542664   Wed-Sun 10:00 – 17:00 Teashop    
Brigstock Northamptonshire Skylark Café Fermyn Woods Country Park 01536 373625 7 days Café Snacks Good value
Brixworth Northamptonshire The Olive Branch Community Centre, Spratton Road 01604 889030 Mon-Frid 09.30 – 16.30, Sat 09.30 – 12.30   Snacks Excellent value, cheerful service – recommended
Brixworth Northamptonshire The Willow Tree Brixworth Country Park, Brixworth, NN6 9DG 01604 889343 7 days   Snacks Bit pricey
Bugbrooke Northamptonshire The Wharf Inn Cornhill Lane 01604 832525   Pub    
Burton Latimer Northamptonshire Cookies Coffee Shop High Street     Teashop    
Burton Latimer Northamptonshire Poppies Tearoom Bosworths' Garden Centre, Finedon Road 01536 722635 7 days Teashop Snacks Good value, Friendly welcome
Burton Latimer Northamptonshire Seasons Garden Centre Coffee Shop, Cranford Road 01536 724009 Mon-Sat 09.00 – 17.00, Sun 11.00 – 17.00 Garden Centre Snacks  
Burton Latimer Northamptonshire Crumbs 16 Churchill Way 01536 724903        
Carlton Bedfordshire Emmaus Centre Carlton, Beds   Tues-Sat 11.00 - 16.00   Snacks S & K Pie recommended, 2nd hand books etc
Canons Ashby Northamptonshire Nat Trust Teashop Canons Ashby House 01327 860044 Closed Thurs/Friday Teashop    
Castle Ashby Northamptonshire The Buttery Old Farmyard 01604 696250 Tues-Sat 10.00 – 17.00, Sun 11.00 – 17.00   Lunches, Snacks Quite pricey
Catthorpe Leicestershire Manor Farm Tea Rm Main Street, Catthorpe 01788 869002 7 days 10.00 - 17.00 Teashop Lunches  
Chapel Brampton Northamptonshire Railway Carriage Pitsford Road/Brampton Valley Wy 01604 820327 Sun/BH only 11.00 - 16.30   Snacks  
Charlecote Warwickshire Garden Centre Café Charlecote, Stratford-on-Avon   7 days Garden Centre Snacks  
Church Lawford Warwickshire Garden Centre Church Lawford, Rugby     Garden Centre    
Claydon Oxfordshire Byegones Museum Claydon village 01295 690258 Open Sunday Easter - Oct      
Clipston Northamptonshire The Bulls Head Inn Harborough Road, LE16 9RT 01858 525268 7 days Pensioners Mon-Fri Pub Lunches  
Cogenhoe Northamptonshire Riverview Restaurant Station Road 01604 891888 7 days Specials Tues-Thurs Restaurant Lunches 2 courses £6.50
Cold Ashby Northamptonshire Golf Club Stanford Road 01604 740548   Golf Club    
Cold Overton Leicestershire Gates Nurseries Somerby Road 01664 454309 7 days Garden Centre Snacks, Lunches  
Cottingham Northamptonshire Hunting Lodge Hotel Cottingham Hill, NN 01536 771370 7 days Pensioners Mon-Fri   Lunches  
Coton Northamptonshire Stableyard Café Coton Manor, Nr Guilsborough   Tues-Sat 12.00 - 17.30 Café Light lunches & teas  
Countesthorpe Leicestershire Mr Beanbags Glebe Garden Centre, Foston Rd 0116 2779465 7 days   Snacks  
Cranford St Andrew Northamptonshire Village Hall Grafton Road, Cranford St Andrew   Every Sunday in July Village Hall Cream Teas Even worth a diversion
Crick Northamptonshire Edwards Restaurant Main Road 01788 822517 Tues-Sun Café Lunches  
Cropredy Oxfordshire Green Scene   01295 758203        
Daventry Northamptonshire Rendezvous Sheaf Street 01327 705128        
Daventry Northamptonshire Bishops High Street          
Desborough Northamptonshire Icle Star at The Nook 81 & 81a High Street   Mon-Sat   Snacks Small but welcoming
Desborough Northamptonshire West Lodge Rural Centre, Stoke Road 01536 760552 7 days 10.00 - 17.00      
Desford Leicestershire Tropical Bird Centre            
Draycote Warwickshire Visitor Centre Café Draycote Water   Open all day Sunday Café    
Earls Barton Northamptonshire Apothocoffee Shop The Square 01604 810289 Mon-Sat   Snacks  
Earls Barton Northamptonshire Espresso 1 Station Road 01604 810394 Mon-Sat   Snacks Less crowded than Jeyes, Home made cakes
East Carlton Northamptonshire The Coach House East Carlton Country Park 01536 770977 7 days 10.00 - 17.00   Snacks  
Elton Cambridgeshire Walled Garden Centre Elton Hall 01832 280058        
Farthingstone Northamptonshire Golf Club   01327 361291   Golf Club Lunches  
Fineshade Northamptonshire Top Lodge Fineshade Wood SP 980 983 01780 444920 7 days   Snacks, etc Part of Forestry/Red Kite Centre. Seating in or out, cyclists welcome. northants@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
Foxton Leicestershire Top Locks            
Gaydon Warwickshire Motor Museum Café     7 days Café    
Geddington Northamptonshire A Country Garden Queen Street, adj Post Off 01536 745040 7 days 09.00 - 15.30   Snacks, etc Roomy & well appointed. Note closing time
Glooston Leicestershire The Old Barn   01858 545215 7 days. Specials Mon-Fri   Lunches  
Great Bowden Leicestershire Weltons Tea Room 28 The Green   7 days Teashop Snacks  
Great Doddington Northamptonshire Connie's Café Kennedy's Garden Centre, Miller's Lane, Great Doddington 01933 273728   Café    
Great Oxenden Northamptonshire Waterloo Farm Leisure Park, off A508 Harboro Rd 01858 434098 7 days 08.00 - 18.00   Snacks Friendly, on Brampton VW
Greens Norton Northamptonshire The Butchers Arms   01327 350488   Pub    
Greetham Lincolnshire Penny's Tea Room Garden Centre, Oakham Road 01572 813100   Teashop Snacks  
Gretton Northamptonshire Lydia's Coffee Shop Station Road, opposite Church   Tues-Sat Teashop Snacks  
Guilsborough Northamptonshire Seatons Coffee Shop High Street 01604 743600 Mon-Sat 08.30 – 16.30, Sunday 08.30 – 16.00 Teashop Snacks Opened 9.07
Hallaton Leicestershire Bewicke Tea Room 1 Eastgate 01858 555217 7 days 10.30 - 16.30 Teashop Snacks  
Harrold Bedfordshire Café in the Park Harrold Country Park 01234 720002 7 days Café Lunches Snacks  
Hamerton Cambridgeshire Zoo Park Café Hamerton, Nr Sawtry 01832 293362 7 days 10.30 - 17.00 Café Lt Snacks Do not look at the animals, to obtain tearoom admit
Heather Leicestershire Cattows Farm Swepstone Road 01530 260287 7 days   Lunches, etc Very welcoming, excellent food
Higham Ferrers Northamptonshire Beans Coffee Shop 2 College Street 01933 314001 Mon-Sat 08.00 - 17.30 Teashop Snacks  
Holcot Northamptonshire Foxhill Equestrian Ctre Sywell Road 01604 781191 7 days   Light Snacks available  
Hunningham Warwickshire Hill Top Farm Fosse Way 01926 632978       Pricey but roomy
Husbands Bosworth Leicestershire Airfield Café Sibbertoft Road   7 days Café Light Snacks  
Kelmarsh Northamptonshire Kelmarsh Hall Tea Room 01604 686543 Thurs & Sun afternoons. Also party bookings   Tea/cakes Now open without having to pay for gardens/house
Kelmarsh Northamptonshire Nagarjuna Buddhist Centre, Old Rectory 01604 686778 7 days 11.00 - 17.00 Teashop Snacks Sometimes close when "retreating"
Kenilworth Warwickshire Time for Tea   01926 686778        
Kettering Northamptonshire Fuller Tea Rooms 36 Newland Street 01536 517711 Mon-Sat Teashop    
Kettering Northamptonshire Glebe Farm Tea Rm Junc 7, A14, Rothwell Road 01536 513849   Teashop    
Kettering Northamptonshire Market Café Market Place   Mon-Sat Café    
Kimbolton Cambridgeshire Buttercups High Street 01480 871000 Mon-Sat      
Kineton Warwickshire The Coffee Stop   01926 642572        
King's Cliffe Northamptonshire Village Hall off Main Street 01780 470350 Sundays 20th July - 14th Sept.plus other third Sunday in month Village Hall Teas Good value & welcome
Litchborough Northamptonshire Church     Some Sundays Church Teas  
Litchborough Northamptonshire The Old Red Lion   01327 830250 No food, own sandwiches OK Pub    
Little Addington Northamptonshire The Bell High Street 01933 651700 Tues-Sat Pub Lunches  
Little Dalby ** Leicestershire Fine Grain Furniture Hollies Farm, Church Walk 01664 454553 Sats 14.00 – 17.00 Sunday 11.00 – 17.00   Snacks Reported no longer available
Long Buckby Northamptonshire The Peacock The Square   Sunday lunches   Lunches Cheap & cheerful
Long Itchington Warwickshire The Diner     Open am Sundays      
Long Marston Warwickshire The Barn   01789 720626        
Lutterworth Leicestershire Irene's Café Rugby Road 01455 553806 Mon-Sat Café    
Lutterworth Leicestershire The Courtyard George Street 01455 554141 7 days      
Lutterworth Leicestershire Morrisons       Supermarket    
Maidwell Northamptonshire Wisteria Cottage PJ Montgomery 27 Harborough Road 01604 686308 2-6 pm Sundays     Open Garden. Not sure about weekdays
Market Bosworth Leicestershire The Gatehouse Cadeby Lane          
Market Harborough Leicestershire Webb's Café Farndon Fields Farm, Farndon Rd 01858 461115 7 days? Café    
Market Harborough Leicestershire KJ's Restaurant 13 Adam & Eve Street 01858 461114 7 days   Lunches, Snacks  
Mawsley Northamptonshire The Sanctuary Main Street   Mon-Frid 09.00 - 17.00   Snacks  
Medbourne Leicestershire Village Hall     Sunday teas May to September Village Hall    
Milton Ernest Bedfordshire Garden Centre Radwell Road     Garden Centre    
Naseby Northamptonshire The Royal Oak     No food, own sandwiches OK Pub    
Newton Northamptonshire Dovecote Farm Buttery Newton Road, Nr Geddington 01536 742227 7 days 10.00 – 17.00, Pensioners lunches Wed   Snacks, Lunches  
North Kilworth Leicestershire Kilworth Springs Golf Club South Kilworth Road 01858 575082   Golf Club    
Northampton Northamptonshire Old Oak Tea Rooms Abington Park     Teashop    
Oundle Northamptonshire Coffee Tavern Market Place 01832 272524 7 days   Lunches, Snacks Classy but friendly
Oundle Northamptonshire Beans Coffee Shop     7 days Teashop Snacks  
Oundle Northamptonshire Smiths at No. 4   01832 270011       Closed Sundays
Poddington Bedfordshire Gnome's Kitchen Garden Centre, High Street 01933 353656 7 days Garden Centre Snacks Busy on Sundays
Pottersbury Northamptonshire Wakefield Tea Room Pottersbury, Near Towcester 01327 811493 7 days 09.00 - 17.00 Teashop Snacks, Lunches  
Raunds Northamptonshire Creamers 89 Brook Street 01933 461211 Mon-Sat      
Ringstead Northamptonshire Axe & Compass Carlow Road 01933 622227        
Rockingham Northamptonshire Village Tea Room Sondes Barn, Main Street 01536 772216 7 days 07.00 - 17.00 Teashop Snacks Friendly welcome
Rothwell Northamptonshire Windmills 26 High Street 01536 712180 6 days Monday to Saturday   Snacks, Breakfasts Friendly, cyclists welcome
Rushton Northamptonshire Thornhill Arms 2 Station Road 01536 710251 Mon-Frid Golden Oldies   Lunches  
Sacrewell City of Peterborough Stables Restaurant Farm & Country Centre, Thornhaugh, off A47 01780 782254 7 days 09.30 - 17.00 Restaurant Restaurant  
Saddington Leicestershire Church     Summer only   Teas Afternoon teas
Saddington Leicestershire Queens Head Main Street 0116 2402536 Mon-Sat 10.00 - 17.30 Pub Snacks Coffee Shop
Salcey Forest Northamptonshire Forest Café     7 days 10.30 - 15.30 Café Snacks  
Sibbertoft Northamptonshire Reading Room     Sunday teas Easter to October      
Sileby Leicestershire Meadow View Farm 156 Cossington Road 01509 815670 Weekends only   Snacks Friendly family tearoom, www.meadowviewfarm.co.uk
Smeeton Westerby Leicestershire Kings Head 23 Main Street 0116 2792676 7 days Pub Lunches  
Southam Warwickshire The Coffee Stop     Closed Sundays      
Southam Warwickshire Stoneythorpe Hotel   01296 812365 Open all day Sunday Hotel   Cyclists welcome
Stewkley Buckinghamshire Harveys of Stewkley 42 High Street South 01525 240252 Tues-Sat   Lunches, Snacks  
Stibbington Cambridgeshire Stibbington Diner 2 Old Great North Road 01780 782891 7 days     Transport café value
Stockerston Leicestershire Sweethedges Allexton Road 01572 717398 6 days, Closed Tuesday   Lunches, Snacks  
Stoke Albany Northamptonshire The Fairways Stoke Albany Golf Club, Ashley Road 01858 535944 7 days 08.00 - 17.00   Snacks  
Stoke Bruerne Northamptonshire The Boat Inn Bridge Road 01604 862428 7 days Pub    
Stoneleigh Warwickshire Lizzies Tea Rooms Brook Farm 02476 415777   Teashop    
Stowe Buckinghamshire Stowe Castle            
Sulgrave Northamptonshire Sulgrave Manor     Available without entry fee Café Snacks  
Swanbourne Buckinghamshire Tea Shop     Quixotic says Phil Ashbourn Teashop    
Thrapston Northamptonshire Tasty Bite 34 High Street 01832 733070 Mon-Sat   Snacks  
Thurlaston Leicestershire Hill View Nurseries Croft Road 01455 888393 Mon-Sat 09.30 – 16.30, Sunday 10.00 - 16.00   Snacks, Teas  
Thurleigh Bedfordshire Farm Centre Cross End 01234 771597 7 days   Snacks Busy on Sundays
Towcester Northamptonshire Dolphin Café 175 Watling Street West 01327 350808 7 days Café    
Towcester Northamptonshire Saracen's Head 219 Watling Street 01327 350414 7 days Pub    
Tring Hertfordshire Planter's Café Wyevale Garden Centre, Bulbourne Road     Café    
Twywell Northamptonshire The Old Friar   01832 732625 7 days. Midweek specials   Lunches  
Upper Stowe Northamptonshire Old Dairy Farm Near Weedon 01327 340525 7 days 10.00 - 17.00 Café Lunches  
Wadenhoe Northamptonshire Village Hall Church Street 01832 720751 Sunday/BH Mondays, May -Sept 15.00 – 17.00 Village Hall Teas  
Walgrave Northamptonshire The Royal Oak Zion Hill 01604 781248 7 days Midday Specials Pub Lunches  
Wansford City of Peterborough Turntable Café Wansford Station 01780 784404 7 days Café Snacks  
Weedon Northamptonshire Darlingtons Heart of the Shires Shop Village, Watling Street (A5) near Weedon 01327 342284 Tues-Sat 10.00 - 17.00 Sunday 11.00 – 17.00   Snacks, Lunches  
Weedon Northamptonshire Granny's Kitchen 4-6 Church Street 01327 340040 Mon-Sat   Snacks  
Weekley Northamptonshire Jessica's Tea Shop Weekley Post Office, Kettering 01536 482312 Mon-Frid 09.00 – 17.00 Sat-Sun Teashop Snacks Lunches only at mid-day; need to book!
Welford Northamptonshire The Wharf Inn   01858 575075 7 days Pub Lunches  
Wellingborough Northamptonshire Connie's Café Kennedy's Garden Centre, Miller's Lane, Great Doddington 01933 273728   Café    
Wellingborough Northamptonshire Not Known – opposite Best Buy's            
Weston-by-Welland Northamptonshire Wheel & Compass   01858 565864 7 days   Lunches  
Wilbarston Northamptonshire The Fox   01536 771270 7 days Special Tues-Frid   Lunches  
Winslow Buckinghamshire Jenny Wren Market Square   7 days about 10.00 - 17.00      
Wistow Leicestershire Wistow Garden Centre Kibworth Road 0116 2593756        
Whilton Northamptonshire Townsley's Family Farm Manor Lane   10-4 Sa-Su     Cheap, outdoor seats
Wollaston Northamptonshire The Coffee Barn Underwood's Yard, High Street 07792 262359 Mon-Frid 08.00 – 17.00 Sat 09.00 – 16.00   Snacks Smallish, but patio seats available
Woodford Northamptonshire The Dukes Arms High Street 01832 732224 7 days Pub Lunches  
Woodford Northamptonshire White Horse Inn   01832 732646 7 days Tues-Sat Spec Lunches Pub    
Wymondham Leicestershire The Windmill Butt Lane 01572 787304     Snacks  
Yardley Hastings Northamptonshire United Reform Church     Sunday afternoon teas Church   Summer only