Re-opening Friday 29th May!

It’s so good to be able to say we are re-opening Friday-Sunday 9.30-3.30 from 29th May!

We will be serving your favourite Darkwoods Coffee and Suki Tea alongside our cafe bakes - there’s a new tiffin to try which has been really popular with our lockdown box customers and the family at home.  Breakfasts will be centred around bacon sandwiches, Bakehouse pastries and toasted tea cakes until we find our flow with the new normal.

There’ll also be a slimmed down lunch menu including your favourite focaccia toasties, our signature salads & tarts, a new sharing picnic box and if it turns cooler dhal & vegan friendly soups...... check out our new takeaway menu on our website here.

A slightly smaller selection of Bluebell Dairy luxury ice-cream will be on sale too which should keep our younger customers happy this Summer.

We’ll be completely cash-free going forward and operating from both our doors - ordering at our main door and collecting from the stable door around the corner to stay as safe as possible for everyone.  Thank you for observing social distancing when queuing.

We welcome telephone orders to 01433 631293 too and can still post out lockdown boxes to family and friends who may need a boost.  Lockdown boxes can now been purchased through the website or by emailing  They are posted out once a week to keep life simple and safe!  Deadline for orders each week is Sunday at 6pm.

A really heartfelt thank you for all your messages and warm wishes throughout this time - we have missed you all as much as you’ve missed us.  We love our place in the Eyam Community and will rise to the current challenges as best we can, staying true to our aims of providing fantastic quality and hospitality to our customers.  Bear with us whilst we find our feet with a different way of working and with much reduced staffing initially. We are keeping our staffing within our family group so don’t be alarmed that we are less than 2m apart as we are all under one roof at home.

If you’ve missed any of the lockdown baking videos the links are all on the website now along with recipes demonstrated.  Hoping to keep adding to these as time allows!

Stay in touch by all the usual channels and can’t wait to see you all again,

Warmest wishes,