Cost – £12.99 for two (Oct 2013)

Background – Scotsdales Garden Centre is a large garden centre to the south of Cambridge in the village of Great Shelford. There is a large self service café, Sunflower Café, in the centre of the complex, which has a large outside area for sunny days.

Contents – 3 finger sandwiches (tuna with cucumber, cheese with tomato and ham with mustard), 1 small fruit scone, very small plastic pot each of jam and clotted cream, small triangle of shortbread, small piece of chocolate brownie, a small piece of tiramisu and a pot of tea for two (no extra hot water).

Comments – We collected our Afternoon Tea on three round white plates on a tray along with a stainless steel teapot of tea. The tea is usually served on a tiered cake stand but they had run out of these on the day we visited.


The sandwiches were fresh but basic. The ham was processed slices. The scone was rather small but was fresh and tasty. There was nowhere near enough jam or cream, both of which were served in small plastic pots. The cakes were also very small but tasty and moist.

This Afternoon Tea was on the small side and was a little ‘mass produced’, however it was extremely good value for the price and all of the items were fresh and tasty.


Sandwiches 1.0
Scone 1.0
Jam 1.0
Cream 1.0
Cake (variety) 2.0
Cake (quality) 2.0
Tea 1.0
Presentation 1.0
Service 0.0
Value 2.0
Total 12.0