For Linton Kitchen’s founder Gemma, the kitchen was at the heart of her childhood – it was a place where good friends and family would gather to share a cup of tea, a chat and good, wholesome home cooking. Having opened up her own cosy café in 2013, Gemma aims to share her passion for great food and hospitality with every guest who walks through the door. The Linton Kitchen is a particularly popular stop with cyclists passing through. In the last few years, the Kitchen has become renowned for its tasty offering of homemade cakes. The selection changes regularly but each bake is lovingly homemade: expect the likes of vegan chocolate fudge cake, peanut butter and jelly muffins and scrumptious traybakes. For lunch, guests are offered a selection of savoury snacks – think warming soups and light sandwiches. The luxurious afternoon tea is the perfect weekend treat.