I find myself at Beck’s P & C Bakery in downtown Bathurst, and I am surprised to see Devonshire Teas on the menu. I have a foreboding feeling but feel obliged to give it a try. What’s a true guide without the good, the bad, and the ugly, right? The bakery is modern and large with seating upstairs, downstairs and out the front, and isn’t big on atmosphere. The two scones arrive, already halved and dressed with a skerrick of jam and lashings of sweet cream. It’s Monday morning and I’m surprised that the scones aren’t fresh as they arrive stone cold and stale, most unappetising. The best thing is definitely the cream, although I remove three-quarters of it.
Tea: A small selection of teabags served in a small pot.
Overall: Forget it.
Location: 81-83 George St, Bathurst NSW 2795 Ph: 02 6332 6867
Reviewed in January, 2014