Have a special occasion? Celebration coming up this summer? Or just fancy a treat well how about one of my favourite things; Afternoon tea. Keep your brunch and your five course meals, Afternoon Tea is my favourite. With a little bit of everything sweet, plus savoury and a glass of chilled bubbles thrown in for good measure who can resist and in the opulence of the Roe Park Hotel who can say no!?
Myself and my mum were invited to have Afternoon Tea at the Roe Park Hotel last weekend as a birthday treat for myself (let’s just say I’m 21 again!). We were greeted by some friendly, knowledgeable staff who provided a fantastic service. They did not rush us or constantly ask if we were ok but they asked for our drinks orders, informed us on everything we ate and made sure we had a very pleasant visit (even sending us home with a doggie bag of treats when we couldn’t finish everything!)
And what about the actual tea I hear you cry? Well I actually had coffee and a lovely chilled glass of Prosecco but the tea was strong and the food delicious! I should note here they provided a full gluten free menu for my mum, she was elated.
We had moreish sandwiches with salmon and cucumber, turkey and stuffing, honey mustard and ham. We had warm fresh scones with jam and cream (and debated which went first cream or jam!) And then when we’re fit to burst we delved into the sweet layer macaroons, lemon drizzle cake, lemon posset and the most amazing chocolate dessert (the chocolate nemisis)and so much more!!
It was all delicious and we leisurely talked and ate for a couple of hours sitting on a soft sofa. If the sun was shining we could have sat in the well manicured patio but unfortunately for this one day (in the middle of a heatwave) it was raining in the North West. But as this was the only disappointment in my visit and I will be back and highly recommend Roe Park Hotel for a visit and prices are also reasonable. Traditional afternoon Tea is £19.50 per person add Prosecco for £25.00.
Thank you to Roe Park Hotel for my lovely birthday treat!
Emer D xx
PS Top tip if you need to walk of all the calories afterwards Roe Park Hotel is actually very close to one of my favourite beaches Benone, so why not make a day of it 😉