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The Kitchen Front

Located on the The Wharf, just a few minutes walk from Bude Tourist Office.

The kitchen front is an eclectic mix; a fascinating shop with a wide choice of craft items to browse and buy, 1940’s tea room and daily workshops for a children and adults.

The 1940’s Tea room uses original WWII cake recipes, tea and coffee all served in vintage china, replica newspapers to read and new for 2020 The Knickerbocker Glory!

OPEN HOURS– Monday – Friday 10am -5pm
WEEKENDS – open if we are pre booked.


1940s Tea room experience.

Mon-Fri ; Step back in time for original recipe ration made cakes served with loose leaf tea and artisan coffee ( even camp coffee) served in vintage China, WWII music and atmosphere, replica newspapers to read. New for 2020 The Knickerbocker Glory!! Book ahead of call in to see if there is a table free!

Weekends by arrangement.

Daily service subject to availability.

Only seating 6. Tea/coffee/1940s cakes only.


Workshop Available on most days. 

  • Kids ceramic sessions:

Mon-Thu (can do Fridays on request) 10am – 12.30; Ideal for primary aged children. £12 Limited seating as kids come in individually. Good idea to book if possible

  • Ceramic Kitchenware design and illustration :

Mon – Thu 2pm half day. £7.50 plus item (approx spend £25 inc). Tea and cake included.

  • Fabric print:

Mon-Thu 10am -12.30- Must prebook; Private groups can be taken in the afternoons. £7.50 plus items- average spend £20 inc)

  • History Talk and Afternoon Tea- Fridays 2.30pm.

Seating max 10. £15.00. Entertaining (even though I say so myself) and illustrated. Must prebook. Based on local history and memories during the Ration years 1939-1954. Afternoon tea included with original 1940s recipe cakes and sandwiches.

  • Saturdays and Sunday 

available for private groups and parties. Normally we are booked with hen parties and birthday parties. We can seat a max of 16 @ 1m apart which is well inside government guidelines of 30.

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