Bullocks Tea Rooms and Bistro in Historic Droitwich Spa

Gail Braznell

Whether it’s a Full English, afternoon tea, Sunday lunch in the Bistro, or a romantic evening with the lights dimmed there is Something for everyone at this recently opened little treasure. Located on the first corner of Droitwich Spa’s historic High Street is the newly restored Bullocks Tea Rooms and Bistro.

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Photography by Gail Braznell © Reflected Images

Putting the Bullocks sign up on the morning of the opening was the icing on the cake for Andy and Steve who have worked tirelessly for two years to re-create the wonderful atmosphere and history of this magnificent old building. Their vision, their attention to detail along with their care and pure hard work have made this project possible.

A near derelict building which was once owned by Wychavon District Council has been transformed into four flats that have been built above the old section of the building, whilst the traditional-style tea rooms, 40-seat restaurant and new coffee lounge based in the former bakers have returned Bullocks to its original glory.

In addition they have also created a tasteful modern Bistro where you can enjoy tempting tapas in the twilight hours of the day, and equally delicious meals and drinks in the cosy restaurant on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening.
The rooms are decorated to display a wonderful collection of original art work by Leanne Christie, a Warwickshire born artist now living in Devon. But, despite the modern decor the rich history of the building has been preserved in a series of old photographs of Droitwich and the display of ‘Devil Dolls’ uncovered at Bullock’s during renovation work in the 1990s.

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Andy & Steve with former owner Betty Abbey, whose family ran the business during the 1970s.

There is a lot of history with Bullocks and Andy and Steve have tried to recreate the feel for the old Bullocks and married it with a contemporary twist. New life has now been breathed back into Bullocks which was officially opened at a crowded launch party by former owner Betty Abbey, whose family ran the business during the 1970s. The old rooms are buzzing again with the sound of guests enjoying tea and cakes, the subdued lighting create a nostalgic romantic atmosphere and you can feel the excitement in the air from the locals and tourists alike.

Naturally Andy and Steve are delighted to offer you a warm welcome to Bullocks Tea Rooms and Bistro. And whilst you are there you may be interested to read about the long history of Bullocks – where you will discover not only the fascinating people who lived and worked here in the past, but also learn some of the history of this town in the last two centuries.

For some afternoon Teas booking is required

Afternoon Teas
BULLOCKS CREAM TEA
Served from 09.00am
A pot of tea or freshly ground coffee with a choice of plain or fruit scone, preserve and clotted cream £5
BULLOCKS SAVOURY TEA
Served from 09.00am
A pot of tea or freshly ground coffee with a cheese scone, cream cheese and homemade chilli jam £5
BULLOCKS AFTERNOON TEA (booking necessary*)
Served from 14.30 – 16.00
A pot of tea or freshly ground coffee, sandwich selection of the day, a plain or fruit scone, preserve, clotted cream and homemade cakes. £12 per person
BULLOCKS PROSECCO TEA (booking necessary*)
Served from 14.30 – 16.00
A pot of tea or freshly ground coffee, sandwich selection of the day, a plain or fruit scone, preserve, clotted cream and homemade cakes with a glass of Prosecco. £15 per person

* Fill in booking form and return
Hours of Business

Monday: 09.00 – 16.30

Tuesday: 09.00 – 16.30

Wednesday: 09.00 – 16.30

Thursday: 09.00 – 23.00

Friday: 09.00 – 23.00

Saturday: 09.00 – 23.00

www.bullocksofdroitwichspa.co.uk email: eat@bullocksofdroitwichspa.co.uk

All photography by Gail Braznell © Reflected Images

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