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Regulars rub shoulders with bakers
PUBS are usually associated with beer and bar snacks.
So Knutsford people popping in for a pint at The Freemasons Arms probably found it a little surreal when they found themselves surrounded by cakes.
The Silk Mill Street pub is the home of a new group called Knutsford Bake Club, which was started by Lucy Farnon after she was inspired by programmes like BBC’s The Great British Bake Off.
It was launched this month, and saw more than 20 people bake the likes of lemon drizzle cakes and Victoria sponges.
Lucy, who bakes with her nine-year-old daughter Celia, said: “Everyone loves programmes like The Great British Bake Off.
“I’ve been baking for years and read about these clubs on the internet, so I thought it would be good to start one in Knutsford.”
Sara Cooper Warden, the landlady of The Freemasons, added: “It was nice to see the pub full of homemade cakes.
“There’s a craze for baking at home at the moment and it gave the place a nice atmosphere and ambience.”
The next event is on Tuesday, November 13, at 7.30pm, and the theme is childhood.
Lucy said: “It’s not about judging the cakes, it’s just about ladies who love to bake, share recipes and chat.”
Following each event a number of cakes are donated to Abbeyfield in Bexton Road.