Much like its neighbour, Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle under Lyme is a town that keeps on going from strength to strength, with new developments, bars, restaurants, shops and creative spaces popping up all the time.
Now, tucked away from the Iron Market in true Diagon Alley style, Fogg Street is one of Newcastle's hidden gems.
Recently Fogg Street has undergone a series of positive developments which are transforming it into an artisanal hub - and its latest addition - The Cakery, makes the perfect addition.
Mother and daughter owners, Jackie and Harriet Gilmore have big plans for The Cakery and will be using their superior baking talents to whip up delicious handmade cakes and pastries as well as top-notch coffees and light lunches.
Speaking to The Sentinel, Harriet said:
“I’ve always loved baking from the age of five and wanted to open up a shop. But in recent years I’d be experimenting with pastries so decided to set up the shop with my mum.
We were looking for premises for about two years and considered Stone, but there are a lot of cafés around there. We thought Newcastle was nice and then this came up.
We’ve got a decent number of followers on Facebook already and have been selling different cakes every day. People have been coming in because they’ve seen them online.”
It seems that The Cakery is off to a flying start and with warm and welcoming atmosphere, incredible hospitality, quirky interiors and sweet treats that are out of this world, much like its location, The Cakery can only go from strength to strength.
Newcastle is a great place to go out in the evening. If you're hitting the tiles this weekend, pay a visit to Bar Social, one of the town's eating and drinking gems.