Cost – £6.50 (July 2015)

Background – We were on our way back from our trip to Exmoor and Lynmouth on a wet rainy day. We decided we would try to find somewhere to have some tea to break our journey. We ended up on the beach front in Burnham On Sea. By chance the place we decided to choose happened to serve afternoon tea. What luck!

The Front Parlour is a small café overlooking the beach at Burnham. They had several very delicious looking cakes on a counter which encouraged us in. The people were very friendly and we were very pleased we had found a good place to stop. The price made it even nicer!!

Contents – 4 triangle sandwiches (all ham) accompanied by a small salad and some crisps. 1 plain scone, a small pot of strawberry jam and a small pot of clotted cream. A slice of fruit cake. Tea was made with tea bags.

Comments – The Afternoon Tea arrived on a two tier stand for each of us, of the spindle type with round patterned plates.


The tea was in a stainless steel teapot with an extra jug of hot water.


The sandwiches were good although the ham was packaged. However, given the price this was to be expected!. There was a nice amount of salad to go with the sandwiches and it was good to have some crisps as well.


The scone was tasty and fresh and was a reasonable size. There was enough jam and cream for a good layer on each half.

The fruit cake was very tasty and moist. I was also able to ask for an extra piece of a delicious Victoria sponge at a small extra cost (£1.95).


The tea was a little strong but there was enough for two cups each. There was a no choice of type of tea. We didn’t try to get a refill.

Service was pleasant and friendly.


Sandwiches 1.0
Scone 1.5
Jam 1.5
Cream 1.5
Cake (variety) 1.0
Cake (quality) 1.5
Tea 1.0
Presentation 1.5
Service 1.5
Value 2.0
Total 14.0