If you're in the UK I hope you are enjoying this fab weather - summer is finally here! Last weekend I was lucky enough to spend some time in Bath with my friend Becca. We stayed in a fab boutique hotel called Henrietta House which is about a ten minute stroll from the centre of Bath. The hotel is gorgeous, filled to the rafters with vintage furniture....and they serve an amazing breakfast! On top of everything else every member of staff we met was so incredibly friendly - I'd definitely stay there again!
While in Bath we did some of the fab tourist things like exploring the Roman Baths, but we also made sure that we made time for some afternoon tea! Well, it would be rude not too! Now, we were spoilt for choice in Bath, but we opted for a trip to Beas Vintage Tea Rooms which is located near the Fashion Museum (also worth a visit!).
When you step through the door at Beas its as if you've stepped back to the 1930s/1940s....with a lovely interior stuff full of vintage items and wonderful music playing in the background. One of the first thing I notice was their amazing patisserie cabinet full of scrummy looking cakes......
The menu has a good selection of breakfast and lunch items.....but of course we were there for a spot of afternoon tea! The tea was served on a three tier cake stand and included a lovely selection of freshly made finger sandwiches, a scone each and a large slice of cake - we were given two different slices which we then cut in half again so we could share the flavours!
The sandwiches were very traditional with both egg and salmon featuring, along with cucumber. The scones were a good size....not too big and not too small, I wasn't disappointed that there was only one each. One piece of cake was traditional Victoria sponge which was generously filled with fresh whipped cream and summer berries. The second piece of cake was lemon, filled with a delicious lemon curd and topped with meringue.
All in all this was a rather lovely tea, served on pretty china and coupled with the elegant surroundings it was a wonderful way to spend an hour or so! The price was just under £20 for two people, which is good value (as we left rather full) however you then need to add the cost of your drink onto your bill as tea is not included - we found this a little strange, but we'd still visit again.
So if you happen to be in Bath, Beas Vintage Tea Rooms is definitely worth a visit!
Thanks for popping by today,
I wonder where we'll be going for tea next?
Rachel & Lorna