As you enter The Old Tea House, you are not only welcomed by warmth, the recognisable jingle from the bell above the door and the smell of freshly baked cakes, but friendly waitresses all fashioning a frilly white apron as though you’d just stepped into the 1920s.
With a mismatched decor featuring bright floral printed tablecloths, one of a kind ornaments and historic prints covering the walls, this Victorian and rustic Tea House which holds just 10 tables (mainly for two) inside, resembles something close to my Great Grandmother’s living room…and I loved it.
Hosting a range of scrumptious home baked cakes and biscuits, we opted for the scones served with clotted cream and home made strawberry jam. The scones were light, soft, fluffy and topped with a delicious helping of sweet jam. Satisfied, but convinced there was room for more, we then had the Tea House’s amazing fresh cream raspberry sponge cake…an excellent take on the classic Victoria Sponge.
If you’re looking for a spot of afternoon tea or a nice place to go for a natter over some sweet treats on a Sunday afternoon, this place is simply charming (plus affordable) and we urge you to go (if not for us, then for the cake!)