Tea At The Grove

Following a morning of strolling around The Grove’s magnificent grounds and gardens, we sat ourselvesΒ down for a spot of afternoon tea.

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Afternoon tea at The Grove takes place at the Mansion Lounges and Library whichΒ includes a stunning selection of rooms and spaces all beautifully decorated.

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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.

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We were serenaded by a lovely pianist throughout the afternoon which really added to the ambiance of the place.

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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.

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Salmon and cream cheese, egg mayonnaise, turkey, beef (give this one a miss, the meat was incredibly dry!) and cheese and tomato chutney sandwiches.

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Rose macaroon, black forest tart, mango and passionfruit and a green apple pastry. None of which were particularly memorable I’m afraid.

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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.

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All set against the lush green backdrop of The Grove’s gardens.

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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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