Cost – (July 2015) Unfortunately I have failed to record the price for this tea.
Background – The Blakeney House Hotel is a boutique hotel in the pretty village of Blakeney on the North Norfolk coast. It is situated off the main coast road on one of the roads down to the harbour. The hotel has a lovely garden area that is used for eating during the warmer months.
Contents – 4 quarter sandwiches ( 2 each of cheese and pickle and egg mayonnaise). 1 large fruit scone, a small dish of strawberry jam and small dish of clotted cream and a small dish with chunks of butter on it. A half piece of cherry cake, a slice of sponge cake (possibly lemon?) and a slice of a moist cake with small bits of sultana in. The tea was a choice of tea bags.
Comments – We had to sit inside in the restaurant area as there were heavy rain showers going on. We sat in the window seat overlooking the pretty garden.
We were first of all brought a large white teapot, plus a small jug of milk. The tea cups and saucers, plus the plates for eating off were all mixed patterns.
The rest of the Tea was presented on a pretty three tier cake stand of the spindle type with blue and white striped square plates.
The sandwiches were of a good size and were extremely well filled. They were made fresh for us. The fillings were two of my favourite sandwich fillings so I was happy!
The scone was slightly warmed, tasty and fresh.
However, the strawberry jam and clotted cream were both barely adequate for a scone each.
The cakes were moist and tasty but there was only one slice between the two of us for two of them. There were two pieces of the cherry cake. We cut the pieces that there were only one of in half so that we had a piece each of each type of cake.
There was a limited choice of teas. The teapot contained enough for four cups each. We asked for the pot to be refilled and received a completely new pot. The service was unobtrusive and pleasant.