Hopefully you have been keeping up with the posts about Christina’s hen. Today’s instalment is all about a delicious afternoon tea in the picturesque town of Stratford upon Avon. I love going to Stratford and have been on several trips there, but only one of these was for afternoon tea (at the Royal Shakespeare Company).
Though the RSC was lovely, we were looking for more of a chic hotel experience, and Sara hunted down the Arden Hotel. A sophisticated but contemporary hotel, it seemed to tick all of our requirements – and at the time of booking we could indulge in a glass of Pimms with our afternoon tea, in honour of Wimbledon. So we were thoroughly sold.
We were treated to our very own room for the occasion, in fact that little window right there to the right! It was lovely because, as a large group, we were able to enjoy our afternoon tea without worry about being to noisy. (For the record, I am not implying that we are a raucous group, but my booming laugh alone is enough to put other diners off, let alone the excited conversation of a large group that all wants to talk to each other across the tables).
We enjoyed deliciously delicate sandwiches, including cucumber and cream cheese, smoked salmon, ham and egg. Perfect for a traditional afternoon tea and incredible moorish…there was plenty for everyone so we were able to keep on tucking in until the sweets beckoned!
And then there was the main event…deliciously baked scones, decadent chocolate squares, and sumptuous meringues. They were so tasty that my mouth is even watering now at the thought of these tasty treats!
A member of our party is gluten free, but The Arden Hotel prepared delicious treats that she could indulge in too… I was a little jealous of the creme brûlée, I must admit.
All for the bargainous price of £20 per person!
It was certainly a very good find, and must do if you are in the Stratford upon Avon area. We all left thoroughly satisfied, happy little chicks!