Monday, 4 August 2014

Cake Date at Bradley Gardens

One of the best things about being friends with bloggers is that you all tend to be in agreement that the best way to spend a Sunday afternoon is eating cake.

Recently I met up with Lisa and Kayleigh for a cake date.  After much debate about where to go (it's hard to pick where to go for cake when there's so much choice in the North East) we decided on Bradley Gardens.


Bradley Gardens is a Victorian Walled Garden near Wylam, 9 miles west of Newcastle.   Recently under new ownership, the Gardens is the place to splash out on some new furniture for your home or some plants for your garden whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings.



As I'm yet to become a homeowner it was the tea rooms that  I was most interested in and Bradley Gardens does not disappoint.  They serve freshly made breakfasts, lunches and mouth watering cakes which you can enjoy in one of the many beautiful glass houses or outside on the garden furniture.


It was quite difficult trying to chose which of the amazing looking treats to go for but after learning all about Opera Cake on last year's Great British Bake Off I decided it was about time I had my first taste and opted for the Raspberry Opera Cake with a pot of tea. 


We were blessed with a hot day so decided to enjoy our cake outside which was absolute bliss.  Surrounded by beautiful flowers and garden walls it felt a little bit like eating in the Secret Garden.


There were plenty of chairs and tables out in the sunshine and it is an ideal place to meet up with friends or just somewhere peaceful to sit down with the Sunday papers. 





My cake was delicious, my company was entertaining and there really was no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon.   I will definitely be returning soon, as I had my eye on a few of the lunches that were being brought out and they looked so good.

For some more glimpses of the beautiful Gardens and what they have to offer I'd love you all to head to my friend Chloe's blog here to read about the recent Supper Club held at Bradley Gardens.

16 comments:

  1. It is really lovely to eat cakes in beautiful surroundings it makes all the difference. The opera cake looks yummy. I bet it didn't last long yum Lucy x

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    1. Cakes outside definitely taste even better than cakes inside x

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  2. What a gorgeous location! :) x

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  3. Lovely day, lovely cake and lovely company :) xx

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  4. Ahhhh - I had myy first paid job there.

    if you like quirky places to eat try - Cafe @ Balman Gallery based in Corbridge (RE is around the corner)

    M x

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    1. Gutted! I was only in Corbridge last week .. next time! x

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  5. This looks lovely! What a great date idea :) xx

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    1. Definitely, I need to take my other half there x

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  6. I do love Bradley Gardens! I really wish they'd just let me move in xx

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    1. You could just hide in a tree and see if they notice?

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  7. I can't beleive I have never been here, I live about 10 minutes away from Wylam, and my boyfriend actually lives there, and he's never taken me for cake!!?? H xx

    hopesgone.blogspot.com

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    1. I know where you'll be heading this weekend then .... I hear there's lovely weather forecast for Saturday ;)

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  8. ooh how have I never heard of this place? Will definitely be checking it out! x

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