Visitors to the Boho Bakery might find themselves on a seat that could have inspired a famous author.
The venue at Court Farm, Kings Stanley, has recently taken delivery of some Victorian-era church pews.
“They’re from St Edward’s Church, Stow-on-the-Wold,” said owner Pennie Mackenzie.
“They were from the back area of the church, which had a new floor put in, so the pews were removed to create a nice area to gather in.”
St Edward’s Church features its famous North Door, flanked by yew trees, which some believe inspired JRR Tolkien’s Hobbit house. Tolkien was a professor of Anglo-Saxon literature at Oxford and toured the Cotswolds on a number of occasions.
“I’d like to think the author might have sat on one of the pews and got inspiration for The Hobbit,” added Pennie.