Wharf Tea Rooms, Devizes

Date visited: Saturday 17th August 2019

The wharf tea rooms are on the first floor of a building shared with the offices, museum and gift shop of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust. The tea rooms are franchised to a family business and have tables indoors for those taking tea as well as some benches and gardens outside on the balcony, though the balcony seats do not have tables.

A ploughman’s, a slice of rocky road cake, and a pot of tea, came to £13.40 at the Wharf Tea Rooms.

The menu has a wide range of options, from very full breakfasts, hot and cold midday meals, and afternoon teas, with most items available all day. A selection of cakes were on display in a rather crowded chilled cabinet at the counter. The range of teas is not particularly extensive, but does come in a wide range of sizes, as tea can be ordered by the cup, mug or pot! I opted for a Ploughman’s lunch, a slice of rocky road cake, and a pot of tea for £13.40. The Ploughman’s was not the most filling, but the delicious rocky road made up for that, as did the exceptionally cheerful service.

A narrow boat completes its three hour long descent of the main flight of 16 locks at Caen Hill near Devizes. It takes five to six hours to pass through all 29 locks. For those walking from the Wharf Tea Rooms, it takes a much shorter 40 minutes to reach this point.

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