Welwyn Hatfield Times food columnist Becky takes a trip to Tewin

PUBLISHED: 09:00 10 February 2018

Bumpkins in Tewin.

Bumpkins in Tewin.


Snowdrops are out and spring is nearly here, so it must be time to get out on country walks and bike rides again!

Bumpkins in Tewin.Bumpkins in Tewin.

I had heard good things about Bumpkins in rural Tewin, which is a destination for lots of local walking and cycling groups who head there for the cakes and breakfasts.

We drove down the winding lanes to find it, and parked opposite in the car park, before heading past stables and a bright yellow bike propped against the stone wall into the funky barn building.

We had a very warm welcome, which was lovely, and sat near the door on an old church pew.

There is a large room at the back too, and more seating outside, which they need on a busy weekend.

Bumpkins in Tewin.Bumpkins in Tewin.

The staff were chatting to the regulars and there was a friendly atmosphere.

The menu focuses on breakfasts and light lunches at very reasonable prices, with omelettes, toasties, bacon sandwiches etc, with a full English called an “artery cleaner” which slightly put me off!

We were in at lunchtime and there was a good range of sandwiches to choose from including smoked salmon and cream cheese.

I chose the creamy tomato soup with two generous slices of granary bread, which was good value at £5.

The specials board featured a halloumi salad, which my partner enjoyed.

There were three pizzas available, including goats cheese and caramelised onion, and I saw one go past, and it looked great – evidently home-made and big enough to share for a mid-week lunch.

They are planning a Valentine’s pizza night in the upstairs function room, with a glass of Prosecco (call 01438 718880 to book).

Afternoon teas, scones, toasted teacakes and cream teas are very popular, and if you’ve been on a long bike ride, well deserved. Afternoon tea starts at £7.50, which is great value.

The café has been so popular with locals they have been asked about hosting events and catering, and they now have Bucks and Does Bespoke Catering for hog roasts, buffets, picnics and celebration cakes.

The café is open at the moment Wednesday to Sunday, from 9am-4pm (closing 12.30pm on Sunday).

It is cash only, so go prepared – I wouldn’t want you to miss out on the cakes!

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