English Charm in Downtown Hastings

Traditional British sweets, treats, and tea

What the Dickens? is a locally owned British bakery founded by Beth Funkey and Caroline Kemp as the realization of a unified dream to bring a little bit of Britain to Hastings.

Caroline Kemp

Originally from the quaint coastal town of Wembury in Devon, England, Caroline brings the heart of Britain to small-town America. With a doctorate in Nutritional Biochemistry, Caroline loves experimenting with the traditional flavors of home and sharing her creations with her new community.

Beth Funkey

A native of small-town Nebraska with a genuine Anglophile love for the British Isles, Beth has a passion to learn and give back to the community creatively. Beth is dedicated to providing beautiful, customer-specific designs and a vision of creating an authentic British experience.

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