Welcome to Benedicts of Whalley

image_00002Benedicts is located in the centre of the picturesque village of Whalley bang next door to Maureen Cookson’s at No. 1 George Street. The dream of owner, Hilary Cookson in 2009 it has become the perfect place to meet up with friends or dine alone in warm comfort amongst new friends. A continental style cafe bar that in year one was awarded a national accolade for its coffee with the judges comments that it is unprecedented for a new business to win this award.

Our kitchen team is led by Jordan Kemp who has been with us over two years.  Fondly known as “The Soup Meister” – his daily offering has a fantastic following and in fact, we are now compiling a book of soup recipes that will be available for sale in September. A perfect stocking filler with his fabulous recipes.  Recently Jordan has come second out of five thousand chefs in a national competition… Congratulations to him!

IMG_0420He has been recently joined by an old colleague of his from his Michelin starred restaurant days under Paul Heathcote – and we welcome Adam Claxton to the team.  What a duo!

Ably supported on pastry by Kim Andrews (Ex Curtis cup golfer and Ex Captain of England!) with Annette Evans in charge of the delicatessen offerings and Joel Baker on larder.

It’s a tight team, a remarkably calm kitchen – and lots of fabulous ideas coming from their imagination.  Watch this space!  In fact – please see our latest menu which you can download.

All foods are available to take home from our delicatessen…

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  • Afternoon Tea

    Treat yourself Benedicts style!

    Join us and enjoy the custom of afternoon tea which dates back to the late 1600’s, a time to catch up and share the latest gossip with friends and family whilst enjoying an array of delicately presented food.

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  • Our Menu

    Benedicts Food

    As so many of you are regulars, we feel we need to keep changing the menu, and so are now offering alongside our sandwiches, salads and platters; our weekly menu of nine dishes. The idea is that Jordan keeps coming up with new dishes as well as our tried and tested favourites – and your taste buds keep getting new treats.

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  • News/Events

    The Times top 25 places

    Benedicts is thrilled to have been featured in The Times top 25 places in the UK for brunch at No9.

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On a sunny Sunday out with my elderly mother-in law, we were in dire need of refreshment, any refreshment would have done. What we found was excellent tea and coffee, and three meals that were all freshly prepared with very good local produce. attention from the staff was just right and the cakes were good. I left with bag of coffee beans for home, full bellies all around and promises of a return visit. It was busy and deservedly so.

Mr Kenneth Lane