We're SO proud of the way in which The Rookery is evolving. It's been a tough start as we had to take it on at fairly short notice, and just run it! The refurbishment is now complete and we're loving the positive feedback from you all about the smart new exterior and the peaceful atmosphere inside. Don't forget that we are open 7 days a week now.
Our new menu is also proving popular- Eggs Kerjiwal and our fresh salads proving popular, as well as the amazing local sourdough we use and sell. With deliveries on Tuesdays and Saturdays, get here quick as it sells out fast!
We've got a great team in place now- all local and passionate young people who love living and working in Faringdon. The indomitable Phil Carpenter has been training us all to get the best out of our premium coffee and inspiring the team. Our new manager & patissier, Lucy, comes to us from Daylesford Organic in Kingham and after having a week to settle into the routine, will be baking her beautiful cakes from next week.
We've just finished our Tea Menu which will be rolling out across the 4 locations soon, beginning with The Rook' and The 'Smith, followed by Cogges and The Mousetrap Inn. Our loose leaf teas are top quality and we love the organic loose leaf blends that Lesley of Calico Magpie makes for us so much that we're going to serve and stock them in each cafe too.
Lots of small changes are afoot that will hopefully make your experience as our guests even better. We love hearing feedback from our loyal customers- speak to Islay or Fareed at The 'Smith, Andy at Cogges, Lucy or Sarah at The Rook' and Frank or Rob at The Mousetrap Inn.