18D Causeway, Godmanchester, Huntingdon PE29 2HA
When it opened we could never have imagined what a difference it would make. Pinnies was the brainchild of three Huntingdon Mencap staff who had a dream to open a tea room where all were welcome and now that dream is a reality. From the very beginning our tea shop became the most requested place for our service users to visit and its popularity continues to this day – and not just because of the yummy cake!
What makes Pinnies unique is that both the customers and staff are an inclusive mix of those with and without learning disabilities and rather than putting the general public off it offers a friendly place to go for a hot drink and a tasty snack where they can meet people with learning disabilities and gain an insight into their lives. In addition, we also offer some of our service users the opportunity to gain short-term real world work experience in the shop.
And the cherry on the cake? All the profits that Pinnies make goes directly back into providing the vital services that Huntingdon Mencap offer.
Everything we do at Huntingdon Mencap has to be of the highest standard and that includes the way we run Pinnies. Therefore you can expect good quality teas and coffee plus stunning home-made cakes baked daily. The friendly, helpful staff provide an extensive menu, including daily specials, to suit all tastes and all produce is seasonal and locally sourced where possible.