This won’t be a particularly long review I am afraid… the cakes didn’t last long enough to take an in depth photo of them!
review here) Mam and I whisked ourselves off to Derwent Manor for an afternoon tea. Mam had been particularly excited for this after we raved about our previous visit, which was reviewed HERE. , after our trip to the spa (
It is pretty rare for us to visit somewhere again so quickly…..
|Photo from previous visit|
With 2 weddings taking place on the same day as our visit, we found ourselves pretty much with the bar, the Claret & Grouse, to ourselves. With our pristine white table cloth and tea service set up, we had incredibly friendly service and settled in for some gossip and goodies.
The obligatory afternoon tea stand was brought over and we both cooed in delight.
The savoury sandwiches were prawn salad, turkey and cranberry, salmon and egg mayonnaise…. We did a bit of jiggery pokery with who had what on the sandwich front (I don’t like egg or salmon) and we tucked in. The turkey and cranberry was a very nice seasonal touch and got us feeling a bit festive, even though it was November 1st. I was most impressed with the prawn sandwiches. The prawns were huge. No tiny little tiddlers here, big succulent, fresh prawns!
Next, a choice of 3 cakes lay in wait. A profiterole with gooey chocolate, a meringue pastry cream and a slice of fruit cake that was delicious. I wish we could have taken some home. Like a moist juicy fruit loaf, it had a definite liquorice flavour to it which made a very pleasant change.
The top tier of the stand was a dainty fruit scone each, presented with lashings of cream and jam. I am a sucker for a scone and I wish they had been bigger, but I guess dainty is the way forwards with afternoon tea!
We had to ask twice for our tea to be replenished but with humble apologies it was brought straight over, given that they had 2 large weddings on, we let this slide as service was otherwise top notch and we could not have been happier with how we were looked after.
We bought our Afternoon Tea deal from an online deal website, meaning we paid £14 for both of us which I think is a fair price. The cosy ambience, excellent service and stunning views just made the deal even sweeter.
A residential stay in the newly renovated cottages is on our to-do list next!