Part of what makes The Bay Tree such a unique coffee shop with its own special atmosphere is the style of the place. We wanted to create somewhere informal and relaxed where you can sit comfortably by yourself, with friends, with children or with work colleagues. We also wanted something a bit different to all the other coffee shops and we have had fun creating some special pieces of artwork comprising inspirational, thought-provoking or amusing quotes and sayings.

The pieces hanging in The Bay Tree at the moment are made on the old cupboard doors we had left over when we re-fitted the shop in 2013. These old doors made perfect blank canvases and we had a lot of fun coming up with the quotes and sayings to put on them. We know that these words inspire and amuse a lot of our customers and it gives us great pleasure when people note them down or indeed photograph them to share with others.

We have lots of plans to make more pieces (although there are no more cupboard doors, so any new ones will be made on wooden boards or canvas frames). Each piece is carefully handmade using a time-consuming but creative process that results in a truly unique artwork.


Commissioned work

If you would like to commission your own quote or saying, then please do get in touch (email Sarah at to discuss your ideas. Your unique piece can have any colour lettering or background you like (perhaps something to match your current d├ęcor) and be any size. The quote or saying is up to you! The result will be truly unique and will make a perfect gift for someone special, or a distinctive addition to your own home.