So firstly I would say, say yes to day trips. Always. Or at least where pennies allow (though they don’t have to be expensive, but that’s a topic for another day).
You’ve already heard me rave about afternoon tea at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, but you probably won’t be surprised to know that the trip involved more than one culinary treat. I am well known within my friendship circles for needing three square meals a day. Afternoon tea does not change that requirement, so I have to squeeze other feeds in around it. On this particular trip FourTeas tearoom was the venue of a delicious, quaint and unique lunch stop.
I had actually already heard of the FourTeas tea room when I was researching alternative venues for afternoon tea in Stratford-upon-Avon. RSC might have been the winning venue on the day, but when Dani and I wandered around hungrily looking for a light bite before we continued our exploration of Stratford-upon-Avon and saw the delightful spot, we couldn’t resist popping in.
I should explain, FourTeas is a pretty clever pun because not only is it a tea room, it is 1940s themed.
Located on Sheep Street, FourTeas promises ‘all the fun of the forties but none of the rationing.’
Whilst we can’t vouch for the afternoon tea, the lunch menu offered a simple but well presented range of breakfast, lunch and sandwich options.
Dani sampled scrambled egg on a muffin with bacon, whilst I opted for the slightly less conservatively sized jacket potato and chilli. You will have to excuse the poor photography, it was so delicious that I had tucked into it before I thought to capture the moment for you all!
The food was fast and affordable, but it is really the experience that you visit FourTeas for. All of the staff are dressed in forties attire, and the wartime vibe is felt throughout the building – though as promised, there is no rationing in sight.
This is all thanks to the theatrical owners, former thespians who wanted to create a cafe with a difference, they have certainly achieved that.
If you are looking for something a little bit quirky, we would highly recommend this. And if you do try the afternoon tea, please come back and tell us what you thought.
Make this one of your yeses
Check out the FourTeas website for contact information and a sample of the menu.