Tea time has never been so much fun, especially when it is at the English country side of Cumbria. About one mile off Solway coast, near Silloth is an old wheelhouse which has been converted into a licensed tearoom. Here at the Ginecase Tearoom guests can enjoy not just a cup of tea, but the place itself. Dining is done right within the six walls of the original gin case building. Inside, guests will find a cast iron cooking range from the 1760’s along with other historic items from the farm.
Tea is served right from the owner’s collection of tea sets. Meals range from hot and cold lunches to home baked goods. All dishes are cooked right in the kitchen with local produce. The menu includes several different dishes but does not include vegan selections. The Gincase Tearoom also allows visitors to enjoy their food and drinks outdoors when the weather permits. The quiet, clean and beautiful surroundings add to the charm of the entire place.
Other than the tearoom the Gincase also features other attractions which visitors can enjoy. In the farm park children can get to meet a number of different farm animals. These include ponies, pigs, rabbits, turkey’s and much more. Aside from farm animals a walk through aviary also introduces guests to different kinds of birds. This outdoor area also features a Playbarn with a sand pit, ride on toys and pedal go carts.
Guests can also enjoy shopping. The Craft Barn and Gift Gallery are a shopper’s haven. Filled with paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics, woodwork, jewelry, textiles and many more, there is something for everyone. Most of the items which are for sale here are handmade locally and made with the highest quality. A children’s corner also ensures that the small ones will have something to choose from.
The Gincase Tearoom, craft barn and gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. It is also open on bank holiday Mondays. Admission to the tearoom, craft barn and gallery is free. Admission fees to the Farm Park are £ 5.50 for adults and £ 4.50 for children over 2. Concessions tickets are at £ 4.50, while family tickets (2 children +2 adults) sell at £ 18. The aviary also charges admission. Free parking, disabled access and other facilities are all available on site. To learn more about The Gincase visit the website at http://www.gincase.co.uk/