Gaynor & Jenny had each spent over 20 years working in a local council and the pottery industry respectively. They were both looking for a change.
Gaynor’s hobby of making cakes for family & friends got a little busier with the arrival of her nieces & a little later granddaughters. With a lot of family support & encouragement the opportunity of opening her own shop Grace and Favours became a reality in July 2013. Two months later Jenny who after baking for her 3 grandchildren, friends & family found her cupcakes were a big hit & had also started her own baking business; was driving past the shop when she decided to pop in to introduce herself & ask if the shop ever needed extra baking then she could offer her services.
Gaynor & Jenny hit it off straight away & when Gaynor tasted one of Jenny’s cupcakes she knew they would be fabulous for the shop. Gaynor’s passion had always been for the larger celebration cakes so a joint enterprise made sense & soon ‘Jenny’s Cupcakes’ was making & supplying cupcakes for the shop. Jenny’s passion for baking & interior design & Gaynor’s plans of how to develop the business meant Jenny’s idea of turning the front room of the shop into a Tea Room a viable possibility.
Inspired, the friends pooled their ideas, resources & collections of all things ‘baking’ & set about their new challenge. Jenny planned the redecorating & turned the front room of the shop into cosy tearoom almost overnight. December 2013 saw “The Little Vintage Tea Room” at Grace & Favours host its first baby shower. In April 2016, they made the partnership official and the rest as they say is history……….
What we do:
Afternoon Tea by Appointment
We offer a maximum of 20 covers. With two sittings at 12 & 2pm Wednesday – Saturday, with other times and Sundays available for private hire (12 guests or more).
Private Hire information
Baby Showers with bib decorating and themed games
Hen Parties (venue is not licensed)
Afternoon Tea & Cupcake Decorating
Baking Parties (Minimum 4, maximum 10 guests)
All our cakes are designed individually, freshly baked with free range eggs & quality ingredients.
Celebration cake prices start from as little as £36