Well, it seems summer has finally decided to show her face round these parts. Better late than never! Although if there’s one thing we’re sure of here at Craven House – we are done talking about the weather. So how about something a little more delicious? Like afternoon tea?
Whether you’re on team Cream First or firmly on the side of Jam Before Cream, you’re in for a real treat because we are surrounded by some truly magnificent afternoon tea options. Read on for more:
Always one to impress, is The Mitre hotel with their quintessential afternoon tea on the banks of the Thames. Sample fluffy chocolate éclairs and tart passion fruit cheesecake all whilst watching the boats, and the ducks, drift past on the river.
A truly British Affair, indulge in smoked salmon sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, champagne and Pimms, all whilst over looking the parterres garden.
Built on the site of a magnificent Tudor Palace, Oatlands Park Hotel has been serving up tasty treats since 1856. Opt for the Classic Afternoon Tea or add some bubbles with the Prosseco option.
Here’s an indulgent idea – how about a morning in the spa at Pennyhill Park followed by a high tea in the afternoon?
Nestled in the Surrey Hills you’d be forgiven for thinking you were in France as you wind your way through the Denbies vineyards on the Vineyard Train. Alight at the hotel for a sparkling afternoon tea and spectacular views.
Now for something a little less traditional. Social Mix cocktails will deliver your favourite cocktails right to your door. So, if you fancy a little tipple with your own home made cream tea give them a try!
The perfect place to delight the little ones – the Tea Terrace in Cobham has Cinderella style carriages and a robotic waitress to serve you your afternoon tea.
It would be shame not to mention the British institution that is ‘The Picnic’ and with such a spectacular park right on our doorstep it’s hard to beat the idea of a luxury picnic in a little corner of Bushy Park. When it comes to picnic hampers, Picque, the handmade picnic company has lots of options to tickle your fancy, from their Afternoon Tea Box to the Teddy Bear’s Picnic box. Get it delivered to Craven House and then hop into the park for an afternoon of languishing.
The Ivy Cobham
And finally, rounding off this truly mouth-watering collection is The Ivy in Cobham, where you can choose from a simpler Cream Tea, a Summer Garden Afternoon Tea complete with truffled chicken brioche rolls and a chocolate caramel flowerpot or add a glass of champagne to elevate it to the Champagne Tea.
As you can see, we are certainly not going to run out of afternoon tea options any time soon! Aren’t we (and you) lucky? If you have any questions, or I can help with reservations during your stay with us, do get in touch and let me know.
Have a lovely week,