On Saturday, on the recommendation of a mutual friend, we headed to The Carding Shed at Hepworth. Situated in an old mill it’s fairly easy to find. Saying that we got lost a few times, ending up sat in a few ‘dead end courtyards’ and scaring a man half to death in the process. He was having a cheeky wee behind a car, not expecting to see anybody I dare doubt! Then we ‘whizz’ up, like bloody Starsky and Hutch! We would have asked him for directions but … he had his hands full! The Carding Shed is an amazing place, with high ceilings and lots of natural light and much needed heating. An airy, open space consisting of several boutiques, a selection of vintage cars which you can happily walk around and peruse, and the Oil Can Cafe. We decided to eat straight away in the cafe. One of us was hungover and suffering slightly. Both of us were hungry.
There’s a varied menu and scouring the room to see what other people were tucking into, we can confirm that it all looked rather tasty. We spotted huge burgers with chips, jackets potatoes and home-made pie with mushy peas and gravy.
Practically dribbling we ordered our food. You can never go wrong with Afternoon Tea and at £18.95 for two people it is very reasonable. 6 open sandwiches – 2 x Salmon and cream cheese, 2 x Ham and tomatoe and 2 x egg mayonnaise. Followed by a scone with clotted cream and lashings of strawberry jam, and a selection of the most delicious cakes.Washed down with our choice of beverage – Earl Grey For Tracey and black coffee for Liz.
We had to concede defeat which rarely ever happens. Luckily the waitress read our minds and asked if we’d like to take the remaining cake home in a doggy bag. We nodded our heads profusely; a cup of coffee accompanied with a piece of lemon cake later sounded just the ticket.
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Its a fab place; something a bit different from the norm with plenty to keep children (and grown ups) occupied. Great for families, couples, friends and ‘petrol heads’ alike (girls, seek out High Society while the other half’s engrossed with the cars!!)…Go see for yourself (oh and don’t forget to check out the little girls room – a must for selfie addicts!). We cant wait to return.