We'd heard great things about a local(ish) tearoom called The Cake Hole. After looking at their Facebook page my sister decided to make a booking and enquire about special dietary needs. The friendly owner Lynne was happy to talk through options.
After a chat on the phone we decided on a Victoria Sponge Cake. Im not used to being able to eat cake out at a cafe so I was more than pleased that she was going to make a special cake.
The cafe is in a cute little courtyard just down from Sherwood Forest visitors centre. There's also some nice little craft shops in the area to browse around too.
The tearoom had a lovely cosy feel to it with miss matched crockery and shabby chic decor. There was a nice warm welcome from Lynne & Bob too.
We were served a big pot of tea straight away. I shared a peppermint tea with my friend.
The other girls had the usual afternoon tea which looked amazing. They had a great selection of handmade sandwiches, scones, cupcakes and cake slices. I was served a huge slice of Dairy, Egg and Gluten free Victoria Sponge. It was delicious. Lovely light and moist with a great flavour and lovely jam and buttercream.
I was nicely full after the cake and numerous cups of peppermint tea. I also had a slice of cake to take away for later as it was that good.
I'd highly recommend The Cake Hole to everyone. It's only a small place (although there is outside seating for the warmer months) so I'd recommend booking if there's a few of you. I'd also call before hand too if you have special dietary needs so Lynne can advise you of options. She had gluten free bread available for other menu options too. They are very accommodating.
Big thumbs up to The Cake Hole! Check them out on Facebook.