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David Austin Roses Tearoom

I am sure that any keen gardener will have heard of David Austin Roses, synonymous with the  breeding of English Roses. I am almost ashamed to admit that they are only around a 20 minute car journey from where I live, and I have never been. Located at Albrighton, Shropshire their Rose Garden contains the National Collection of English Roses. 

Tearoom David Austin Roses
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
Alnwick Rose - David Austin Roses
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  1. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit! I can still taste the delicious cinnamon and apricot cake I had and like you look forward to a return visit!

  2. I am green with envy as I love the roses from David Austin, I have 2 in my garden, would be very tempted to pay a visit after reading this. x


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