Found on Tongham Road in the idyllic town of Farnham, The Packhouse is an eccentric antiques selling extravaganza that rests beside the glorious Puttenhouse.
A treasure trove of beautiful and unusual things, the 400-year-old Grade II listed hop kiln is home to the charming little eatery known as Bears Café.
Taking over from the popular Café Fig and run by the same chef, Rupert Butcher, who boasts twenty years of culinary experience, Bears Café is now accepting tastecard members in to partake in all of the fantastic Modern British/European fare at a superb discount when calling in advance with their card. Beginning with the exquisite appetisers, which range between a scrumptious selection of crispy calamari and a rich chicken liver parfait, diners can consider themselves suitably prepared for the delights to come.
With a bigger kitchen than the old café, Bears is able to offer a wider cuisine range, and this is clearly apparent when perusing the collection of main courses. From the traditional British favourite that is the local beer-battered cod, which comes complete with mushy peas and hand-cut chips, to the pork belly bubble and squeak, there is enough to meet the needs of any palate and appetite.
Each dish is developed using only the best in locally sourced ingredients and are to be enjoyed in modern rustic and industrial-inspired surroundings. This all works with a wonderful service team and creates a pleasant country-market atmosphere. Be it for a quiet family meal, a catch up with some friends, or a casual evening out with the significant other, Bears Café at The Packhouse is fit to cater for all occasions.
Please note: The tastecard discount will be accepted on the evening menu only and is not available on the lunch time menu.