Nic Barfield 4*

Lovely building, lovingly renovated, in a peaceful and scenic location. Inside it’s clean, welcoming and comfortably styled with quite an up-market feel – soft furnishings, nice lighting, good china etc. Has all the usual tearoom offerings plus Staffordshire oatcakes, breakfast (at a reasonable £5.50) and is licenced for alcohol (£10.50 for a bottle of house wine – not a greedy amount). Prices are fair and quality good.

Have to agree with the previous post regarding service though – there’s no shortage of staff and the ladies serving were pleasant and welcoming, but they need a little more training with regard to alertness and responsiveness to customers waiting to be served. However Hetty’s has only been open since Easter and not all staff can be expected to have had professional catering experience, so no doubt they’ll pick up their game if they have a little gentle guidance