Open in September 2013, we are a small family run business aiming to offer Kettering something a little bit different. The era of the 1940’s was a time of great spirit demonstrated by the British people through the terrible years of the second world war and is remembered with great fondness by many. We have recreated the relaxed atmosphere of a house of the time and have worked hard to find authentic furnishings and ornaments; even the staff are dressed in period attire to complete the experience. Music from the 40’s plays, interspersed with BBC news broadcasts and speeches by Churchill, while you soak up the ambience of this bygone time. And for that quirky touch, sit under the sky ( which at the Blitz is always blue) of the bombed out roof of the house. Watch out for the spitfires overhead!
Our fourteen loose leaf speciality teas are brewed at your table for the best cup of tea, especially to your personal taste. And if you prefer coffee, you can indulge in the Mussolini Cappuccino, a Lana Turner Latte or even a Roosevelt Americano. For lunch we offer light bites, for afternoon tea, delicious locally made cakes and of course, the classic British afternoon tea. Try the Churchill comprising a mini pork pie with chutney (one of Winnies personal favourites!), mini yorkshire pudding and corned beef sandwich together with the obligatory scone with jam and cream. Or the Vera Lyn with mini desserts, sandwiches and scones. And of course, a good cup of tea, or for that special occasion, a glass of fizz to add a touch of finesse!
The Jazz Lounge has a very different feel with low lighting and a feeling of 1940’s glamour. We will have plenty of live bands and occasional themed evenings – keep an eye on our events page for news of those – and a fully stocked bar to help your evening go with a swing!
At the Blitz we aim to create an oasis away from the stresses and strains of modern living, transporting you back to an era of camaraderie and determination, adding in a touch of glamour and style, for a truly different experience.
We are a licensed venue and have a range of beers, ales, wines and spirits on offer.
Monday to Saturday 0900 – 1630hrs
Jazz evening 1930 – 2300hrs Friday and Saturday*.
*NB, this is dependent on specific Jazz acts booked, please monitor ‘events’.
I want to give a big THANK YOU to everyone that voted for us in ‘The best of’ 2014 awards. We have just heard that due to the outstanding amount of votes received we have been placed 1st not just in Kettering but in the whole of the UK in the tea and coffee business category and 10th in the UK in the overall business category. Which I have been told is unprecedented for a business that is only five and half months old.
I am overwhelmed with the support we have received. However you are only as good as the team around you so therefore I want to thank Harrison, Ellie, Molly, Courtney, Chloe, Diane, my two daughters Tara and Courtney and my lovely wife Rhonda.
Again a big thank you to you and I hope to see you again in The Award Winning Blitz Tea Room and Jazz Lounge.
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