Everyone likes cakes. And everyone has afternoons. Clearly, this means everyone should enjoy Afternoon Tea. And let’s face it; despite the name it’s not really about the tea is it?
Afternoon Tea is a great excuse to travel about in your own country, or even your own city. Luckily for me, the sweeping estate of Fawsley Hall is in the beautiful countryside of Northamptonshire (my very own home town). It’s an impressive building, with an even more noteworthy garden (just a teeny 2,000 acres).
The occasion (not that Afternoon Tea requires one) was my good friend’s birthday. I don’t think we could have picked a venue with more grandeur than the mighty fireplaces and sweeping ceilings.
The teapots are larger and heavier than your average small child. You’ll feel like you have enough tea to last you until your next birthday – now that’s value for money!
The finger sandwiches on the slate boards are a lot more ladylike than the teapots. I’d recommend the vegetarian option even if you are a meat eater. They were definitely more creative – my favourite was the sundried tomatoes and pesto one (well at least, I think that’s what it was. Either way, it was tasty).
As I said earlier though, it’s all about the cake. Pretty pink macaroons, mango mouse pods, and baby gingerbread loaves were well received. However, the highlight is this gorgeously rich chocolate delight…
Just be careful when you pop the cherry – it’s got a sharp alcoholic kick to it which is surprisingly punchy. I guess should add that the scones are delicious. They are so delicious that I scoffed them without taking a picture for you guys. Oops.
For under £25 at Fawsley Hall you can’t really go wrong for a spot of local exploring. In fact, us girlies have decided to indulge our penchant for English Afternoon Tea by embarking on a local tea cake tour. I think it’s the perfect Sunday Served, don’t you? Do you have any recommendations for us? Where serves the best Afternoon Tea? X
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