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The Fourteas Tearoom, Stratford Upon Avon

A trip to Stratford Upon Avon and the Fourteas Tearoom.

Earlier this week my sister and I had a few days at Stratford-upon-Avon. Now normally when I visit somewhere I like to do lots of research, planning each day.  You know the type of thing, what to see, what to do, where to eat.  Well this time we had some ideas like the sightseeing bus tour, Shakespeare Museum (obviously) and weather dependant National Trust Hidcote Gardens.  

We did indeed manage to do all these things and thoroughly enjoyed them, but sometimes its the unplanned that can be the most enjoyable.

The Fourteas Tea Room
After finishing the bus tour we were walking to the museum with an eye out for some where to stop for a cuppa and a snack.   On the corner of a street we spotted a Costa Coffee, great I thought just what I need, then my sister spotted a sign a few doors down the side street.  Its name called to us...The Fourteas.

Peering through the window it was a tea lovers dream, as its name cleverly suggests its a 1940's style tea room.  The staff were dressed in wonderful period costume, there was Union Jack bunting, a wonderful antique dresser displaying delicious looking cakes.

Time to browse the menu, which very cleverly resembled a ration book but without the rations to choose from, just lots of lovely food and drinks. There was a good selection of tea blends to choose from but we both fancied The Fourteas Blend 
"This is our own specially blended handpicked loose leaf tea to compliment all of our delicious homemade cakes. We have combined a fruity single estate Ceylon and a luxurious malty Keemun resulting in a coppery full bodied cup bursting with freshness and flavour. Can to be taken with or without milk. Suggested Brewing time 3 - 5mins"

There were lots of delicious looking cakes and scones Carrot cake, chocolate cake, mini battenburg and cup cakes all displayed on beautiful cake stands.  But back to the menu, for a snack I had a hot buttered teacake and my sister the homemade mushroom soup.
Our tea arrived along with the required special egg timer, so that you can brew your tea to achieve its optimum flavour, how perfect is that!  The cups and saucers were a real blast from the past for me, utility style green cups and saucers just like I remember from the Methodist Church where I went to Sunday School.

Of course we could not leave without being tempted by a cake, I decided on a Chocolate Cup Cake and my sister a slice of Carrot Cake.  
I love doilies!
I did look over in envy when the lady at the table next to me ordered a cheese scone, and the waitress apologised as there would be a few minutes wait until they were out of the oven.  Oh my I do love warm cheese scones with lashings of melted butter.

Even the toilets continued the 1940's theme with copies of papers on the wall showing headlines from the time. I did worry for a moment that they may have taken the theme to the extreme and the toilet roll replaced with tracing paper, now that would of been bad!  

This lovely tea shop was the highlight of our visit to Stratford-upon-Avon, you see you just never know what delights await you around a corner.

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  1. Wow what a fantastic tea room!!! Sounds fab!!

    Jo x

  2. I LOVE it! Haven't been to Stratford-upon-Avon yet - now I have another reason to go!!! xx

  3. I've never been to Stratford Upon Avon, its on my list and now - so is this place. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I'm also a blogger from Shropshire, although I certainly haven't lived here all my life! We were in Stratford-on-Avon two weeks ago, and spotted the Fourteas tea room... just five minutes after it closed for the day. : ( So we'll have to go back. I guess you're already familiar with the Rocke Cottage tea room in Clungunford?

  5. Thanks for the lovely comments everyone.

    Matthew, what a shame you missed the delights of the Fourteas but definitely one to re-visit when they are open if you get the chance to revisit. Your right I have been to Rocke Cottage tea room although it was a few years ago. Must get around to visiting again.


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