Grumpy Cook opens new cafe in Milton Keynes

The Grumpy Cook, which runs the popular café at Howe Park Wood, has officially opened its second site in the newly-revamped Shenley Church End

Thursday, 16th March 2017, 4:13 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:41 am
Cafe manager Barry Ashley pictured with Ben Allott, Head of Property at The Parks Trust

shopping centre.

The ribbon cutting took place today, (March 16), with the site officially opened by manager Barry Ashley and The Parks Trust’s Head of Property, Ben


The café boasts a rustic, industrial appearance, with details including wooden wall panels and beams, Wi-Fi and marble-effect tables.

The Grumpy Cook café will offer customers a wide variety of breakfast and lunch items, including American pancakes with streaky bacon, a Full English, paninis,

baked potatoes, quiche and the ever-popular sausage rolls.

These can be enjoyed with a selection of hot and cold drinks, as well as the home baked cakes The Grumpy Cook is already famous for.

Barry said: “I’m incredibly pleased that our second Grumpy Cook café is now officially open. I’m passionate about providing people with good, honest home-

cooked food and am sure we’ll prove very popular with those in the local area – the reputation of our cakes precedes us!”

Mr Allott added: “Barry is doing a fantastic job at Howe Park Wood and we are sure he will continue to achieve great things now he has expanded to a second site. We

will always aim to help our tenants get the best out of their location and it was a pleasure to work with Barry on this new café in Shenley Church End.

Congratulations Barry!”

The café and bakery is located at 34 Benbow Court, between the estate agents and the pharmacy. The shopping centre also offers a barbers, yoga studio and post office.

The site has undergone a major refurbishment with The Parks Trust providing Barry and his partner Sandy Annells help throughout the project including working with local creative agency Mindbomb to create a stylish new look.

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