Exciting changes to the Café!


During the first few months of this year we are making a number of improvements to the Bottle Kiln Café. A few have happened already and some are still to come. We hope you will like them.

As well as freshening things up, the changes are intended to improve your experience here. We will be removing the existing fixed tables which are always for four people and replacing them with freestanding tables which can accommodate twos, fours or more. This will enable us to accommodate larger groups that we currently struggle to seat and improve general access.

Tables and chairs by the log-burner at the Bottle Kiln.
A pretty stack of duck-egg blue cups and saucers.
Rustic tables and velvet seating in the café at the Bottle Kiln.

So far, the top part of the café has been refurbished using soft shades of blue. Pretty, rustic tables (handmade by ourselves) and mismatched chairs painted with Vintage Paint, benches in chic grey velvet and smart new blinds. Oh, and gorgeous, new speckled duck-egg crockery!

The main change will happen in mid-April when we put new floors, lighting, seating and tables into the lower area and make alterations to the counter and kitchen. For a few days, whilst these works are underway, we will be operating out of the top part of the café only.

Once complete we will improve our service system to one where you find a table, place your order at the till then have food and drinks brought to you for a more relaxing experience.

All of your favourite dishes will remain on the menu, but we hope to add on some seasonal specials as well as some brunch and afternoon teas.

At all times the café will be open, though during the week commencing April 16th there will be a slightly reduced menu offering. The shops will remain open at all normal times.

Everything we do is to improve your experience of The Bottle Kiln and we are certain that we will have a better, more attractive and more flexible space at the end of it. We love to get your feedback so do let us know of any ideas or issues that may arise in the meantime. It is a work in progress but in the end, we hope, an exciting change.

Blue and white, patterned tile set in a wooden, handmade table in the café at the Bottle Kiln.
foodieTracey Padgett