The Ferns Tea Room

We are reopening on Friday 29th May 2020!

We will be offering only takeaway and a restricted menu but we hope you'll stop by.


Welcome to The Ferns Tea Room @ The Malt House Emporium .

This was initially a place for customers to sample the coffee and tea that we sell and enjoy an accompanying snack, however, we quickly discovered that an ancillary service, to provide something in-house to our customers who are looking for an area to enjoy some refreshment, take a break or to consider their purchases was needed.Having this service in our Antiques & Interiors store, which infuses the old and new makes perfect sense.  Expect innovation and tradition combined.

Find a selection of our menu below.

A guide to what you will find on our menu.

Just a few of our menu items are listed below to tingle your taste buds:

Food served all day:

  • Breakfast Bap - This soft bap stuffed with sausage, bacon and mini omelette will surely curb any hunger pangs.

  • Cream Tea - Traditional at its best.  Locally produced scones served with clotted cream and strawberry Jam.  Choose one of over 15 loose leaf tea to accompany this treat.

  • Cheese Scones - handmade fresh cheese scones.  Traditionally made and served warm with lashings of butter optional.

  • Handmade selection of tempting cakes are always available.  

Lunch available 12 - 3pm (2.30pm Sundays):

  • Handmade Locally Produced Individual Quiche, served with warm baby potatoes & salad (from Sept).

  • Autumn Ploughmans.  This huge platter is piled high with gammon ham, handmade pork pie, thick wedge of cheese, handmade chutney, pickled onions, bread selection, warm baby potatoes, salad & grapes.

  • Selection of Freshly made to order Sandwiches, Baps, Toasted Sandwiches & Panini. Vegan and Gluten free options available on request. 

  • Hot crumble and sponge pudding coming soon!


  • Speciality Teas

  • Barista Served Coffee

  • Selection of cold drinks

  • Afternoon Tea - experience classic flavours in exquisite miniature form.  Afternoon Tea must be booked in advance and 50% deposit taken.

All Items are subject to availability.

Our menu is being developed continually and we welcome feedback.


Tea is back!

The English have always been known for their tea drinking and tea is most certainly back with a passion.  Its more than a delicate cup of Earl Grey and slice of lemon now though...

The Ferns stock a wonderful variety of tea including Flora Tea, which is a stunning flowering tea - artwork in a glass.  The tea flowers before your eyes, but not only beautiful, Flora Tea is healthy, with varieties including Jasmine, Marigold and more all with a base of Green Tea.

We also stock at least 15 Loose Leaf Tea's including traditional and new blends.  If you like to 'mix it up' and pick a few teas in one infusion we can assist.

Malt House Emporium Ltd

01684 423150

Registered in England and Wales, No 8960278.

Trading Address: Unit 2, Tewkesbury Retail Park, Ashchurch Road, Northway Gate, Ashchurch, GL20 8UY.

VAT No 214292726.

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