The shop
Friman´s General Store is located in the heart of Tenhola (Tenala in Swedish) in an old Jugendstil building. Villa Skarp, built by Sigfrid Skarp in 1916, is the ideal location for a traditional old-fashioned Village Shop.
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The restaurant
Restaurant Bakfickan (meaning back pocket) operates in another traditional building connected with the store. The building used to be a common sauna. Today, the restaurant serves lunch, dinner and a variety of sweet and savoury nibbles.
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For groups
In the Villa Skarp upstairs' furnished meeting rooms are offered for groups, companies, training events or smaller festivities.
The workshop
The boys in the workshop can fix almost anything. Small appliances can be left for service at the General Store where there is also a spare parts and sales service.
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Welcome to Friman’s – The heart of Tenala

Friman´s is a small family business founded in 1996 and run by the Friman family and friends. In the beginning, business involved industrial service and various metal and repair works. Over time, the business has grown into four different parts: the shop, the restaurant, the dairy and the workshop. This very special concept offers guests a variety of services, tastes and plenty to see in one place.

The Shop

In an authentic Village Shop you find a bit of everything and our selection includes a gourmet and gift shop, homeware and gift items, gardening tools and small appliances and spare parts.

The Restaurant

Restaurant Bakfickan serves lunch from Monday till Saturday plus a variety of sweet and savoury nibbles. We also have a local speciality menu and on weekends we make pizza.

Bakfickan´s lunch table includes two traditional warm home cooked meals, a salad table along with coffee and a dessert. Lunch is served on weekdays from 10.30 am till 2 pm and on Saturdays from 11.30 am till 3 pm.

The most popular dishes on the menu include garlic snails with Tenhola cheese, Tenhola burger and house pizza.

For Groups

Upstairs at Villa Skarp are furnished meeting rooms and banquet facilities for smaller and larger events. Catering from Restaurant Bakfickan is available, from breakfast to dinner and from coffee serving till private cheese and wine tastings.

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Homemade delicacies

We sell our homemade marmalades and cheese in the shop. Aunt Emma´s fig marmalade accompanies perfectly our cheese and many a cheese lover has been smitten.


From time to time in our restaurant, we organize various tasting evenings. The events are cheerful and relaxed in nature, suitable for anyone. Our most popular tastings are whisky, cheese and wine events.

Christmas time at Friman´s

Christmas time starts at Friman´s right after Father´s Day in Finland.When the shop window´s Christmas train starts to move, Christmas time is on. Gnomes creep up and reservations for Christmas delicacies are taken. The shop shelves are filled with inviting specialities and the gift and decoration items are atmospheric.

Machine service and workshop

The boys from the workshop fix almost anything. Small appliances can be left for service at the Village Shop. There is also a spare parts and sales service.

We perform metal work (turning and welding), industrial services, manufacturing of hydraulic hoses, small appliances and agricultural machinery maintenance and tractor work (plowing, sanding and sweeping).

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