Blake House Craft Centre, Blake End, Rayne, CM77 6RA
Set in a renovated 17th-century timbered barn, the aptly named Timbers prides itself on being the beating heart of the Blake House Craft Centre. Given its historic status, it seems ﬁtting that the culinary delights on offer are of a traditional nature, delete all expertly prepared. Feast on the likes of a classic prawn cocktail and breaded garlic mushrooms with garlic mayonnaise to start. For mains you’ll ﬁnd plenty of traditional British dishes. Homemade steak, Guinness and mushroom pie with gravy, locally sourced pork sausages and mash, and beer-battered cod and chips are just a handful of the hearty dishes available, and are sure to leave you thoroughly fulﬁlled. Don’t forget to save room for one of the indulgent desserts, all of which come served with a choice of ice cream, fresh cream or custard. If the hearty and wholesome fare isn’t enough to attract you to Timbers, an events calendar chock-full of entertainment will surely test your resolve. Experience the likes of Buddy Holly, Freddie Mercury and Rod Stewart tribute evenings, all of which include a two-course meal with your booking. The addition of splendid afternoon teas and private venue hire for all kinds of functions make Timbers the ideal place for all your celebratory needs.