Cost – £10.50 (Aug 2013)
Background – The village of Blakeney on the North Norfolk coast is probably my favourite place to go to in the country. It is a small village based on three roads leading down to a small ‘harbour’ on an inlet protected by the shingle bank that is Blakeney Point. There are numerous walks in the area and boat trips can be taken to see the seals that live on the point.
Occupying the best position in the village and overlooking the harbour area is the Blakeney Hotel. The hotel is a great place to stay but if that is not possible the restaurant and bar are also open to non residents including for Afternoon Tea. Afternoon tea can be taken in the bar area, in one of the two lounges (including the upstairs lounge with magnificent views over the harbour and out to the shingle spit), or on the sheltered outside terrace.
Contents – 4 finger sandwiches on mixed white and brown bread (cucumber, cheese, egg, ham), 4 small cakes between two of us, 1 smallish fruit scone, butter, jam and clotted cream. Pot of tea.
Comments – We chose to enjoy our Afternoon Tea on the outside terrace as it was a beautiful summers day.
The tea was served on a 3 tiered cake stand with round white plates.
The sandwiches were good, fresh and well filled. We particularly enjoyed the ham which was cut off the bone. I am always pleased to see egg mayonnaise included which is one of my favourite sandwich fillings.
The scone was fruit but was on the smallish side though I did manage to slice mine into three slices! There was barely enough jam or clotted cream, however, we didn’t try asking for any extra. Butter was provided but was not used.
The tea included 4 different cakes between the 2 of us. This is something that does annoy me as you either have to try and divide each cake into two tiny halves or you have to decide which cake each person will have. On this occasion we each had two different cakes. The cakes were small but tasty and fresh.
Tea was served in a pot with tea bags. Service was very good as is usual at this hotel.
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