Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Chloe Likes To Eat

Afternoon Tea
Cake. Sandwiches. Scones. It could only be afternoon tea now, couldn't it?!

I love afternoon tea, it's something done well by many hotels in the Lakes and as a 'lastweekendbeforeyouleaveiwanttocramsometimetogetherin' treat to The Guy and I, we headed off to the Beech Hill hotel for afternoon tea on Saturday. Yummy, no? Unfortunately the weather was not....

The Lake District
There was something distinctly pleasant about sitting in a warm lounge on comfy sofas with an array of food between us whilst watching the rain come down, and bounce back up off the terrace. Albeit not so pleasant when driving back...

So FOOD

Obligatory Sandwiches

Lemon Cake- amazing, lemony, enough said.

Chocolate Brownie- would happily have fought my (military trained, 5 inches taller, 4 times stronger) Guy for the other bit

Scones with Cream and Jam- we actually ended up asking for these to be exchanged for scones with just butter, as they came out with jam and cream, neither The Guy nor I eat cream. They were pretty though.
We also had some Fruit Cake and some Choux Pastry thingies. A tasty way to spend our afternoon.

The Beech Hill definitely comes in at good value- the whole thing (including our pot of tea) cost £16.95 and it was all home made. The Beech Hill has AA Rosettes for it's food and the setting is beautiful, sneak peek of the chandelier hanging in their lounge....

More on this at a later stage
Afternoon Tea has become a very Zeitgeist 'thing' of late, but it's something that has been prevalent in the Lakes for years. I reckon it's a perfect alternative to lunch out with the sheer volume of food and for us, it was the best possible way to get out somewhere, and be able to sit for long enough to chat and relax, eat and enjoy the company.
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