Our Story

About us

Husband, Father, Qualified Chef, Chief Taster, Master of Sarcasm
Pete Lenton
Wife, Step Mother, Self Taught Baker, Chief Critic, Crazy Cake Lady
Shell Lenton
Cookie Sandwich

a Tea Room is Born…

After a sad loss in the family we gave some serious thought to how we wanted to live our lives. We left our respective jobs and our home in Cambridgeshire and moved ourselves to Lincolnshire in the Spring of 2014. We discovered an old semi derelict mill and coach house which we purchased and set about bringing back to life.

After 2 years of planning applications, quotations, and design meetings our tea room opened in the February of 2016. We had an amazing team who stayed with us during our roller coaster journey, until sadly due to ill health we had to close our beloved tea room in the July of 2021.

Never one’s to give up, we made the decision to reinvent our business with the flexibility of down time when needed. With a name change from Watts for Tea to Lenton Catering, we now concentrate on a monthly market stall, bakes to order, buffets, afternoon teas, and treat boxes for brunch, picnics etc.

We very much miss our chats with our tea room clients but we still get to be in our baking kitchen and make people happy through food, so what’s not to love!