Epworth venue is part of the Teapot Trail

Kerry Lee from Hatty's Tea Room in Epworth.
Kerry Lee from Hatty's Tea Room in Epworth.

The popular Teapot Trail has returned to North Lincolnshire and the council is encouraging people to visit as many tearooms as possible on the trail.

As part of the trail the tearooms will battle it out to be crowned the winner of the Great North Lincolnshire Cake Off 2015 - cast your vote and you could be in with a chance of winning afternoon tea for two!

Here are this year’s 12 tearooms that are ready and waiting to take your order:

Clayton’s Corner, Main Street, Howsham

Coffee at 43, The Broadway, Ashby

Gingerbread Café and Tea Room, High Street, Barton-upon-Humber

Hatty’s Tearoom, High Street, Epworth

Mount Pleasant Windmill, North Cliff Road, Kirton-in-Lindsey

The Mount Tea Rooms, Castlethorpe, Brigg

Te@6 Tea Room, Yarborough Court, Front Street, Ulceby

Ropery Coffee Shop, The Ropewalk, Maltkiln Road, Barton-upon-Humber

The Paddocks Tea Room, College Farm, Back Street, Alkborough

The Pink Pig, Holme

The Steel Rooms, Springs Parade, Brigg

The Terrace Bistro and Tea Room, Fair Garden Plant Centre, Cleatham Road, Kirton-in-Lindsey

They will all be serving the best homemade produce including light lunches, gluten free specials and most importantly their delicious homemade cakes.

The 2015 Teapot Trail will see you eating cake all the way from Alkborough to Kirton-in-Lindsey, and everywhere else in between.

Indulge in yummy cakes, fragrant teas and aromatic coffees on the Teapot Trail. Don’t forget to pick your favourite cake along the way.

Each of the tearooms will be offering a special Teapot Trail cake for you to try. Don’t worry though if you want to try something else, you can vote for any of the cakes to be entered into the competition.

Once you have visited as many tearooms as you can, cast your vote on your favourite cake to win. Everyone that votes will be entered into a free prize draw to win afternoon tea for two at the winning tearoom.

If eating all of this cake gives you inspiration to do some baking at home there are some scrumptious easy to follow recipes included in the leaflet, including a gluten free chocolate and pear cake!

Last year’s Teapot Trail was a great success with lots of people trying out the tearooms. The Great North Lincolnshire Cake-Off winner 2014 was The Ropery Coffee Shop in Barton; their delicious carrot cake was chosen as the public’s favourite.

Margaret Price, Senior Tourism and Event Management Officer at North Lincolnshire Council, said: “Last year’s Teapot Trail was really successful with lots of people taking part and voting for their favourite cake. We have some wonderful tearooms in North Lincolnshire and the trail is a great way of highlighting these.

“The Teapot Trail is great fun, and it is the perfect opportunity to spend time with your family and friends whilst you try a delicious selection of cakes, snacks, teas and coffees, plus much more!

“We are positive this year’s Teapot Trail is going to be bigger and better. So sit down, relax and enjoy a cup of tea and cake.”

Pick up a leaflet from one of our Tourist Information Centres or any of the participating tearooms. You can also find the leaflet in selected attractions or why not download your copy from the new Visit North Lincolnshire website: www.visitnorthlincolnshire.co.uk. This leaflet has all you need to know about the tea rooms and the voting form. It is one voting slip per person. Voting will close on 31 December 2015.

For more details about the Teapot Trail visit Brigg Tourist Information Centre; call 01652 657053 or Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre in Barton-upon-Humber; call 01652 631500.