|David Austin Roses Tea Room|
Although with all the rain earlier in the week roses that were in bloom were not at their best. But to be honest the Roses were not the purpose of the visit, my sister and I were going to put the tearoom through it's paces.
|David Austin Roses - Gift Shop!!|
On route to the tearoom we passed through the gift shop. Wow what an amazing gift shop, oh my, there were so many wonderful gifts and treats. I really could of gone to town, there were some wonderful kitchen china, soft furnishings, purses, gift ideas I could go on and on.
|Coconut and raspberry cake|
Having received two recommendations for the tearoom, one from my aunt and another from an on line acquaintance Julie, I had great expectations. We were not disappointed, I selected the rich chocolate cake with creme fresh and raspberries and my sister had a rather large piece of coconut and raspberry cake. I fancied a cup of coffee for a change, my sister order tea and she had a huge teapot all to herself. Both our drinks were served with I think a lovely almond butter biscuit, very melt in your mouth. I loved the fabric of the curtains in the tea room, would of been lovely if the waiting-on staff had some matching pinnies! The teapot and teacups were a design especially made for David Austin Roses which was of course available in the gift shop.
|Chocolate cake with raspberries|
Can not wait to go back with my mum and both my sisters for afternoon tea, hopefully next Summer when all the roses will be in full bloom.
|Alnwick Rose - David Austin Roses|