The Clock House Cafe
If it’s homemade cakes, delicious lunches, divine breakfasts and mouthwatering afternoon teas you’re after – all made by a kitchen team who are clearly passionate about fine ingredients and excellent cooking – you should visit The Clock House.
This cafe, which occasionally becomes an evening bistro and also hosts cookery demonstrations, is in an interesting setting too, being situated in the grounds of the British Horological (clock and watchmaking) Institute.
As you park just off the main street in pretty Upton, you initially wonder where on earth the cafe is hiding, but you soon find yourself following the signs and walking into a delightfully quaint enclave of fine food.
As you sit down you’ll soon be enjoying cuisine cooked by head chef and owner Edward Halls, who has some impressive experience under his belt. Not so long ago he was running his own gastropub and cooking in Michelin-starred restaurants for the likes of Marcus Wareing and Gordon Ramsay. His cakes and tarts are up there with the best, but there’s plenty more that that to choose from.
Buy any main course and get any cake half price, Monday to Thursday 11.30-4.30pm. Alternatively, buy any single-filling breakfast doorstop sandwich with a breakfast tea or Americano coffee for just £6.50 (available 10-12 noon everyday). Please show your membership card.