About Us

The Soup Kitchen, at the top of Church Lane overlooking St Mary’s Church, has been run by the Sandy family for over thirty years. We pride ourselves on our freshly cooked food and are so flattered that folk keep coming back time and time again to visit us. When the weather is fine our roof top garden is always popular and it’s a great place to relax and let life pass you by. We are open for breakfasts, morning coffees, lunches and afternoon teas. Everything is homemade and our team in the bake house work throughout the day turning out delicious pastries, cakes and other delicacies. We offer table and self-service.

The Soup Kitchen has come a long way since it first opened three centuries ago and now we can comfortably sit over three hundred discerning guests in one of our many cosy rooms.

It is now owned and run by Duncan Sandy who heads a team of more than fifty enthusiastic full and part-time staff, some of whom have been working for Duncan for nearly twenty years.

Whether it’s a mouth-watering scone just out of the oven or a full three-course meal we can cater for your every need.

The Soup Kitchen prides itself on friendly service and everyone is welcome – there are high chairs and toys for children, daily papers for those who just want to catch up on the day’s news, WIFI for those who want to surf the net and of course good, freshly cooked, home made food.

The Soup Kitchen has justifiably picked up many an award and recommendation and attracts visitors from not only the county town but from all over the world many of whom have enthused about the food and our traditional service.

Our motto has always been ‘children welcome, grannies adored’ and Duncan and his enthusiastic and helpful staff look forward to seeing you very soon.