This is a great place to visit to soak up the chilled atmosphere and enjoy a lovely drink in great surroundings.
If you need a nice present for a friend this is definately the place to come as they sell art, gifts and loads of cards.
the food is wonderful as it is homemade, wholesome and generous. They usually have quiches or pie and great salads. Save room for pud though as the cakes, pastries and scones are the best in this area. It can get expensive to eat but is well worth it for a treat as it is nice.
The Bottle Kiln in West Hallam is a coffee shop/restaurant, with a gallery and two craft shops. Parking is available on the gravelled area at the front, with a small overspill area at the back. The gardens that lead you into the Bottle Kiln have an interesting variety of plants, that gives the whole place a feel of peace and tranquility.
The Bottle Kiln structure itself houses a variety of display cases that showcase the variety of craft products available in the adjoining shops - cufflinks, necklaces, glassware, sculpture etc, most unique but expensive. The Kiln also has wonderful acoustics and has been used for events like carol concerts. One craft shop is primarily cookware and homeware: pottery, picture frames, christmas decorations etc. The other is more of eclectic mix of jewelry, cards, wedding and christening gifts, and a variety of unusual gifts for Christmas and Birthday presents.
However, the coffee shop alone is a reason to visit the Bottle Kiln. A great variety of homemade scones, cakes etc; they have some of the best cheese scones I've ever tasted. A good variety of hot and cold drinks too, the coffee in particular is rich and flavoursome. You can either dine in the main coffee shop, which fills up instantly or the gallery areas below, which showcase local art, too expensive for my budget though! Beware though, this coffee shop is a favourite of many people, so get there just after it opens or you will be disappointed!
The best coffee around! A great coffee shop offering homemade food that is 1st class. The art gallery displays artwork of local artists as well as some more well known. The interiors and the giftware shops sell original and unique pieces of craftmanship which would be hard to find shopping in the main city centres. The Bottle Kiln also has a tranquill Japenese garden which is great to sit in whilst having a good coffee- weather permitting of course!
Fantastic coffee - they have original coffee bean made especially for the bottle Kiln. Indulgent sweets and rustic savoury food - quiches/pies, salads, soup and fresh bread - all homemade and fresh everyday.
Artwork and gift shop has lots of little gifts and bits and bobs that would make fab gifts.
Tranquil garden which is the most relaxing place to enjoy a coffee on a nice day.
For lunch - go early as it does get busy and food does sell out
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