Following a morning of strolling around The Grove’s magnificent grounds and gardens, we sat ourselves down for a spot of afternoon tea.
Afternoon tea at The Grove takes place at the Mansion Lounges and Library which includes a stunning selection of rooms and spaces all beautifully decorated.
Each room has its own theme and is of a different size. Some are made just for an intimate meal for two while others a large enough for the whole family.
We were serenaded by a lovely pianist throughout the afternoon which really added to the ambiance of the place.
I have to say that I wasn’t all that impressed with the actual menu, consisting of your standard selection of teas, sandwiches and desserts.
Salmon and cream cheese, egg mayonnaise, turkey, beef (give this one a miss, the meat was incredibly dry!) and cheese and tomato chutney sandwiches.
Rose macaroon, black forest tart, mango and passionfruit and a green apple pastry. None of which were particularly memorable I’m afraid.
The actual menu aside, what set the afternoon apart was the location of the tea itself. Really quiet and tranquil, away from the daily stresses of life.
All set against the lush green backdrop of The Grove’s gardens.
The Grove offer traditional afternoon tea, champagne afternoon tea and children’s afternoon tea between 1:30 and 5:00 pm on weekdays and 2:00 – 4:00 pm on weekends. You can find out more information here.
A great way to unwind once you’ve spent a couple of hours exploring The Grove’s gardens and taking a dip in the jacuzzi. A quiet and relaxing weekend away in the countryside.
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