The Black Sheep Tea Room – Review

Here at your Lytham St Annes News we will be conducting insightful restaurant reviews as we visit each and every dining establishment in Lytham St Annes.  These reviews will be completely unbiased, totally honest and transparent.  We also welcome constructive observations and feedback from our readers.

The debut of this feature shines our spotlight on The Black Sheep Tea Room, conveniently located to the rear of The Mews on Clifton Street, Lytham. This is a family-run business headed by Fylde businesswoman Melanie Croasdale.

On this Saturday morning, being accompanied by my two hungry children, I chose The Black Sheep Tea Room as  it is a family-friendly venue..  It was around 11.00 a.m., certainly not too late for a weekend breakfast treat. Already there were several reserved tables and the tea room was busy, being around 2/3 full.  The venue has a range of tables outside, great for outdoor dining. Sadly today the weather was inclement  – so we were pleased to  opt for a most convenient table, close to the stairs.

With my partner being on vacation, my children were elated to be eating out for breakfast and not having to worry about my atrocious cooking, so they eagerly grabbed the extensive menu.  My daughter chose Chocolate Crepe with Strawberries, my son selected Waffle with Chocolate Sauce and Cream whilst I opted for the large full English Breakfast, with an extra sausage for good measure!  Our orders were professionally taken by a very welcoming and pleasant waiter named Jack.  For drinks I chose a Cappuccino, whilst my children each selected a fresh orange juice,  a healthy option considering their choice of main dish!

Our drinks were promptly brought to our table. The waiting time for the food was 15 minutes – very acceptable to our standards.  My tasty and flavoursome Cappuccino was accompanied with a little biscuit which we all found very cute!  The children’s fresh orange juice was likewise first rate!

Our food arrived piping hot, and the waitress responded courteously to my request of a bit of mustard, bringing it to our table straight away.  I always judge a good breakfast by the sausage, and these sausages definitely did not disappoint.  They were of the highest quality, certainly not your standard “catering sausages” , sadly so often found in other establishments.  I was also absolutely delighted by the quality of the bread, the staff confirming that is fresh from a local bakery.  Well done to the Black Sheep  – explicitly supporting another local business.   My children’s  crepe and waffles were also truly delicious, but sadly due to them enjoying them so much I was refused a taste!

The cost of this Saturday morning treat was £23 – and we were certainly not disappointed. The quality and quantity of our selection, the service and the venue itself were top-notch.  With a wealth of mouth watering selections  on show within their most appetizing menu, we will certainly be returning to the Black Sheep in the very near future,


Service:  10/10

Quality:  10/10

Cleanliness: 10/10

Cost: 10/10


(above) The Large Breakfast (with extra sausage)


My son’s Waffle with Chocolate Sauce and Cream (above)

My daughter’s Chocolate Crepe with Strawberries (above)

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