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Review: Middleton Farm Shop and Cafe


Middleton, United Kingdom

A good place to stop for a cup of tea

  • By SilverTraveller ESW

    2247 reviews

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  • 2014
  • British
  • Formal
  • Middleton, Suffolk

31 people found this review helpful

Our eyes were caught be the sign on the roadside with the magic word “teas’. In early March, there were few places open serving teas. We pulled in to investigate. Inside were a few rustic wooden tables.

We were given a warm welcome by the owner who quickly appeared with a tea tray. milk in served in a mini milk bottle – an unusual but very effective touch.

Michael’s tea was proper leaves and brewed up strong., almost too strong and he does like strong tea. With a jug of hot water this did four big cups.

I don’t drink tea but there was a reasonable choice of herbal teas to chooses from. I hadn’t come across the brand Novus before and decided to live dangerously with wild encounter. It was a triangular bag filled with chunks of different sizes and shapes. Having been caught out by Teapigs the previous week which I hadn’t like, I did give it an old fashioned look. I needn’t have worried, it brewed up as a very tasty floral tea and I enjoyed it.

Michael couldn’t resist a piece of chocolate brownie made by Goulbourn’s of Bungay. It tasted of cocoa – that sounds an unnecessary statement but how many times have you had a chocolate brownie which tastes sweet rather than of cocoa? I know we have. It is also gluten free.

At £1.80 for a pot of tea and £2,10 for herbal tea, this isn’t cheap, but we felt it was good value for a very good cup of tea. According to the leaflet on the table, they also serve soups and sandwiches. At this time of the year they are quiet, but busy in the summer.

The farm shop sells locally produced fruit and vegetables as well as pork, bacon products and chickens. There is Suffolk salami, local cheeses, cream, yoghurts as well as honey. I was interested in the range of breads which included sour dough, spelt. wholemeal and white bread. This is baked in Theberton just down the road and delivered fresh on three days a week. They also sell larger circles of the chocolate brownie. We were very tempted but decided we’d better be strong willed…

We had seen pigs out in the fields earlier in the day around Blythbourgh. The pork products come from a farm there and are genuine free range out door reared pork. I didn’t check the prices but was assured by the owner that they weren’t much more expensive than supermarket por.

Middleton Farm Shop and cafe is on the B1125 just south of Middleton Village. It has a large car park and is definitely worth finding. Take a cool bag with you.

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  • ESW
    about 4 years ago
    Check before visiting as the last entry on their Facebook was dated January 2015 when they were looking for someone to take over the business.
  • ESW
    about 5 years ago
    The google map for this review is wrong. To locate Middleton Farm Shop and Cafe, enter the post code IP17 3NS into google maps. The grid reference is IP17 3NS.