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There are two things that I think are nice (ok more than two, but these two are pretty high on the list), vintage clothing and a cup of tea out of a cup and saucer. Both of these things I can get at the wonderful Cox & Baloney’s Vintage Boutique and tea room.
It’s run by two West Country lovers, Amy (Cox) & Joney (Baloney). They started the shop at the old Woolworth’s market, but soon outgrew it, and now they live on Cheltenham road (just before the Arches on Gloucester Rd).
What makes Cox & Baloney’s really special is the quality of the vintage items they have on offer. There is literally no tat there! And it’s not just clothes they sell – it’s jewellery, bags, shoes, china, and furniture. Basically if it’s beautiful and vintage, they have it. They have also started stocking vintage inspired clothes. I went to have a snoop at them the other day and they are lush!
If you don’t want to shop vintage you can still go in and enjoy a lovely afternoon tea as the shop has the most beautiful tea room. Plus, your tea is served to you in a teapot with a cup and saucer – or as they put it “grandma’s finest china”, which I love as it makes me feel fancy. I’ve not eaten there, but the menu looks fantastic! Everything is locally sourced and you can even get a slice of Mummy Noreen’s cake.
If all of that wasn’t quite enough for you, they also run workshops and have party packages! The particular package I would be interested in would be Dotty’s tea party (with Babycham! What! I got very drunk on this when I was like 13 – don’t tell my mum), with a nipple tassel workshop, and a naked butler (that extra is new). I should point out that there are loads more to chose from that involve considerably less nudity and alcohol.