Bog Centre

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Food And Drink Category: Cafes and Tea Rooms

  • The Bog Visitor Centre, in the shadow of the Stiperstones in Shropshire, is a gas-lit Victorian former school which is one of the few remaining buildings of a lost lead and barytes mining village. New for 2018 is the installation of an aerial ropeway trestle first installed in 1918 to take Lead ore away and bring coal up from Malehurst.

    There is always a selection of cakes for you to choose from, all of them made in local domestic kitchens. The love that goes into the cakes shows in their delicious texture and flavour. Not only are they good, we like to give reasonable portions. However some people have been known to have 4 cakes instead of their dinner. Selections could include fruit scones, bakewell slices, Bara Brith, Chocolate cake, Coffee and Walnut cake, Date slices, Carrot cake, Orange slice, Ginger cake, Lemon drizzle cake, Nipstone Nut cake… the list is fairly extensive. For savoury there is Quiche and Cheese scones, plus various instant soups.  The changing selection is worth the visit, as not all are available at one time.

    We generally have some biscuits which are wheat or gluten free. In addition there are mundane things like KitKats, chocolate bars and crisps.  A variety of hot drinks are served – a selection of fruit teas, normal tea, decaf tea, coffee, decaf coffee, hot chocolate, mint infusion – as well as cold drinks such as ribena, cans of Coke, lemonade, and fruit juices.

    Please help us if groups of 12 or more are visiting and require refreshments, let us know by email or phone so that we can ensure we have sufficient cakes and helpers.

    The Visitor Centre carries a wide range of potential gifts, all made locally (within 10 miles). Quality and variety is assured

    We are open 7 days a week from Wednesday 28th March 2018. Opening hours are 10 am to 5pm, except on Mondays when we open at 12 noon. In October and November we close at 4pm. We close for Winter on Sunday 4th November 2018.


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