The Pantry is run by Quinn and Mandy McCarthy who have lived in Winscombe for the past 4 years. They have a passion for food and met whilst studying at University.
They have 3 young children and Mandy also runs a small yet very busy cake business from home. If you would like to order a cake for any occassion whether it be a wedding or a simple celebratory cake please contact Mandy at www.raisingthecakes.co.uk and perhaps you can discuss your ideas over a Coffee at the Pantry!!
Talking of coffee, here at the Pantry we use Brian Wogan coffee to bring you only the best. Brian Wogan coffee is based in Bristol and is the south west’s largest independant coffee roaster.Press Release:
Village resident Quinn McCarthy has opened The Pantry Cafe and Bistro in Woodborough Road, and will be using cakes supplied by his wife Mandys business. The new venture has launched on the site of the former Cottage Tea Shop and will feature hot meals, teas, coffees and, of course, a wide range of cakes. Mr McCarthy, a 37-year-old former relationship manager at a recruitment company, launched the bistro after he was made redundant.

It will be stocked with cakes made by his 32-year-old wife through her business, Raising The Cakes, which is based at their home in Plumtree Close. He said: We are looking at doing lots of new things, like doing afternoon teas and having private bookings from groups such as football clubs. We will be looking to do a lot in the new year. I will also look to get a licence to serve alcohol eventually. At the moment Im just finding out what people want, and I am also making sure we use local products. It is a change from my last job, but ultimately its dealing with people and building relationships with them.