The Potting Shed Tearoom
- Telephone 01540 651 287
- Opening times Mar 1–Oct: Wed–Sun 10am–5pm; closed Mon & Tues
- Seasonal times 1st Nov–22nd Dec: Sat/Sun 10am–5pm. Closed Mon–Fri.
- Website www.inshriachnursery.co.uk
If it wasn't for the setting of the old potting shed within pretty Inshriach Nursery, or the stool-perch inside that affords a fascinating close-up view of all manner of woodland critters, the first thing anyone would extol about this rather special tea room are the cakes. As it is, those enticing creations, lined up on the counter, and racked up in the fridge, are in danger of being overshadowed – impossible as that may seem once they have been sampled. Norwegian Gunn Borrowman hadn't done much baking before deciding to supplement the nursery's income with what soon became a tantalising range of impressively proportioned cakes, from airy creamy sponges, marzipan-coated creations and fruit-filled layer cakes to biscuit-based variants, rich chocolate gateux and much more in between – with whole cakes available to pre-order. The whole beguiling experience of delicious slice, tea in china and tranquil setting is a most memorable indulgence, and anywhere within the Cairngorms National Park should never be considered too far for a detour.