Welcome back to another afternoon tea post from Tea With Me and Friends.....it's been a really quiet month for our little blog and so we decided it was about time that we indulged in a spot of tea and cakes!
We decided to keep it local and try an afternoon tea closer to home this time, and so Becca and I visited Cafe Fig at the Packhouse in Farnham Surrey. The Packhouse is a 400 year old building, situated just outside Farnham and filled to the rafters with all kinds of items both old and new for the home and garden. Café Fig offers shoppers and visitors alike home cooked food in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.
We weren't expecting anything fancy from this afternoon tea, but having tried some other items from the menu we were looking forward to a good quality homemade afternoon tea....
|Afternoon Tea - Cafe Fig, Packhouse|
As imagined we were served a rather rustic looking afternoon tea, but we were impressed by the friendly service and the ability to choose our sandwich fillings.
The china is all plain white and there is no choice of tea, but none of this mattered as the whole experience was rather lovely and the food all fresh and tasty.
|Afternoon Tea - Cafe Fig at Packhouse|
We decided we wanted to be surprised by the sandwich filling and let the cafe pick our fillings for us. We were asked whether we wanted brown and white bread, again we let the cafe pick for us.....
|Afternoon tea sandwiches - Cafe Fig at Packhouse|
Admittedly the sandwiches didn't look pretty and they did have crusts.....but they were finger sandwiches and the bread was fresh and the fillings plentiful. We were given brie and cranberry sauce and tuna mayonnaise, both of which were very nice. We were impressed by the amount of brie in the sandwiches.
Next came the scones and cakes on the top tier of the cake stand....
|Sweet treats at Cafe fig at Packhouse|
Again everything had a very rustic look, but the portion sizes were huge and everything looked appealing. We had one scone each - one plain and one fruit...but we didn't need more than one each as they were so big.....
|Scone time at Cafe Fig at the Packhouse|
The scones were served warm with clotted cream and jam.
My fruit scone was full of fruit and was light and fluffy - very enjoyable! We topped our clotted cream with blackcurrant jam which made a nice change to the usual strawberry and raspberry jams.
We were also given two varieties of cake each....
|Cakes on offer at Cafe Fig at the Packhouse|
Our cake selection included a lemon drizzle cake (my favourite!) and a carrot cake - both of which were delicious. The flavours were good and texture great.
This afternoon tea cost just £16.95 for two people and included all the food mentioned above, plus a pot of tea. This was excellent value for money as the quality of the food was excellent and the service was friendly and welcoming. We were not offered any extra food, but we didn't need anything else and left feeling full as the portion sizes were excellent.
If you happen to be in the Farnham area and fancy a relaxed afternoon tea this would be a good option. Afternoon tea is served daily, but if you are visiting on a weekend I would recommend booking as they get very busy in the cafe. Pop by the Packhouse website for more information.
Thank you for popping by today,