Old Blighty Tearoom and 1st WW Militaria display
NEw for 2022
FABRIC-8 a range of hand crafted items including cushions, throws, bags, keyrings and more
A warm welcome and a "good cup of tea" always guaranteed
Owned and run by Alison Haslock
"Like eating your lunch in a Museum"
The tearoom is a small family run business established in 2007 with the aim of meeting the needs of the many tourists visiting this historic area. We are situated in one of the most heavily fought over locations of the Somme, with the front line of 1914 to 1916 passing directly through the grounds. We are within walking distance of the Lochnagar mine crater. Ample parking is available to the rear of the property.
Opening from 11:30 am until 4.30pm we offer a full menu that includes sandwiches, panini's and light lunches available until 4.00pm, alongside a wide range of cakes, snacks and drinks. Wine and Beer is available for purchase with main meals from the menu.
The tearoom is decorated with a large collection of ww1 artifacts ranging from uniforms to relic items found locally. There is also a shop area where you can purchase a range of souvenirs, maps, books and period items such as trench art.
The human cost of the first world war was brought to mind vividly when the remains of five German soldiers were unearthed during the development of the grounds. This memorial plaque now rests at the site of their discovery to commemorate their sacrifice.