It seems like a while since there’s been yet another afternoon tea post on here – to be honest, I thought I’d found afternoon tea perfection at The Cleveland Tontine and the search could end there. But everyone who has ever bought a cake stand seems to be putting on afternoon tea now – I’ve even seen it at a few pubs in town which, by the way IS JUST WRONG.
Anyway, there’s been a lot of chatter recently about somewhere quality in Northumberland doing good with all things pastry. I hadn’t heard of it myself, but The Running Fox in Felton (NE65 9EA) is a bakery/hyperlocal cafe which, having been open for four years, are doing pretty well for themselves right now. I’m usually sceptical of the smaller, lesser known café – more infamous for the morning visit from the Brakes/3663 van, so thought maybe this was another case of Twitter people riding the hype train.
But colour me impressed, it’s fab. (more…)