Monday, November 15, 2010

The Tea Council's Guide To The Best Tea Places in England

This was another gift, the Tea Council's Guide To The Best Tea Places in England.

I am going to share one with you from the village of Lavenham in Suffolk, not too far from where my sister lives.

The Swan, High Street, Lavenham.

In the fifteenth century four timbered houses in the center of this incredible unspoilt and picturesque town were united to form the Swan Hotel.  Today it is still a hotel of great character and charm, and a perfectly wonderful place to stop for a traditional English Tea.  The cozy comfortable lounge has quaint snug corner that are ideal for a quiet, refined cup of tea, open fire places where roaring log fires crackle that are welcome in winter months, generous arrangements of fresh and dried flowers all over the room, and a lovely view of the walled cloistered garden, with its lawns surrounded by pretty borders.  In summer, customers spill out into this beautiful space for their three course tea served on silver tiered cake stands, or cream teas with home baked scones, home made jams and Cornish clotted cream.

You will feel as if you have settle into a gentle country house where afternoon refreshment is an essential part of each days enjoyment.

Tea Rooms
Freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream, homemade cakes and finger sandwiches, presented on traditional tiered cake stands, are served in the cosy lounge or in the garden during the Summer months.

Cream Tea £7.95
Traditional Swan Tea £14.95

Monday to Saturday - 2.30pm until 5.30pm
Sunday – 3.00pm until 5.30pm

1 comment:

Candyce said...

Oh do let's go! I would be happy with the cream tea....wouldn't you?

01 09 10