Hello Gals!

Please do join us for our spectacular Hen Party packages, which are tailored specifically for you. We have 5***** ratings for our spiffing, unique vintage, creative parties. 

Victory Rolls? 1940s’ dance session? Creative arts. Vintage singer? Not forgetting our superb 1940s afternoon tea with fine bone china, and ration menu.

Nothing is too much trouble.  Times to suit you as we are happy to do weekends and evenings. Get your ID card invitations from the Ministry of Parties right here! 


G.I STAG  – Good enough for Army blokes, good enough for any bloke.

Hearty ,wholesome, plentiful food, Lifeboat singers, bring your own beers, get creative- even the toughest blokes need a bit of down time and creativity. 

Just tag it on to some surfing or canoeing in Bude and then after head on to The Barrel.


Birthdays for children and grown ups!

The perfect way to celebrate with a creative session and then birthday tea of your choice.

No mess (for you- plenty of washing up for us!) Great fun, affordable and always with you, our guests at the forefront of the celebration.



We are frequently asked if we will do private functions for birthdays or special events. If you are looking for a unique, vintage, 1940s party for you and your guests please do contact us.


Join our fabulous History Talks which is based on verbatim narrative from interviews with local people who recall the ‘Ration Years’ from 1939-1954. Bude is unique its memories of that time. Social history showcasing how we lived and of course… “When the Americans Came”!

Factful, entertaining, unique.


We are open Tue- Saturday 10am – 5pm. In a little corner of our shop, we can seat up to just 8 people. Please do give us a call the day before to book on 01288 350107 as we get very busy!  Pre-booking allows us to prepare for any special dietary needs and offer a wider range of sandwiches and cakes.


“Amazing experience, Claire had been fantastic throughout for our hen do group. We had the whole place to ourselves where we did afternoon tea and painting. Claire provided everyone with the right tools to be able to design and paint their masterpiece. She even helped to keep the babies entertained while the mums could paint! The bride really loved it, Thank you so much, couldn’t recommend more.”