Welcome back to another afternoon tea post from Tea With Me and Friends.
Recently Alex and I ventured to the Greedy Frog Tearooms in Oakhanger, Hampshire. The Chocolate Frog Company is a unique shopping experience in Oakhanger, which is made up of shopping galleries, a food hall and the Greedy Frog Tearooms. Alex and I had a lovely wander around the shops looking at the gifts and food items before settling down for a spot of afternoon tea.
The tearoom itself is quaint but comfortable, full of wooden tables and chairs. The china used when we visited was of the plain white variety, modern but elegant.
We opted for an afternoon tea for two, which comes with your choice of a pot of tea or a cup of coffee. The coffee is served with a piece of the most wonderful, creamy fudge.....
The afternoon tea was freshly prepared while we waited and served on a pretty cake stand.....
The sandwiches were cut into fingers, but were quite large. We had just two varieties - cucumber and egg mayonnaise, served on both white and brown bread.
We found the sandwiches very fresh and filling, they looked very rustic....
The bread was soft - I liked the egg mayonnaise a lot (being one of my favourite fillings), but was pleasantly surprised by the cucumber which had been peeled.
Once we had finished the pile sandwiches we moved onto the scones - we had one each....but one was more than enough as they were GIANT....
As well as the scones we had a pot of clotted cream between us and two little jars of strawberry jam....
To be honest I think the scones could have been a little smaller, as they were on the verge of being a bit claggy. However, they tasted wonderful and had plenty of raisins in them.
Finally we made it to the sweets on the plate, which included a piece of super rich chocolate brownie and a huge slab of Victoria sponge cake.
The Victoria sponge was light and flavoursome. I liked the fact that it had been cut into three as it meant there was more cream and jam!
Now, we visited the tearooms a couple of weeks ago now and my memory is failing me now and so I cannot remember the exact amount we paid for the tea but I remember it being less than £20 for both of us. Considering the amount of food and the quality we thought the price was really good.
Although it wasn't the most elegant afternoon tea experience, everything was fresh and well prepared. If you are in the area and fancy a filling, rustic style afternoon tea experience then you won't be disappointed.
For more information about the Greedy Frog Tearooms visit their website.
Now over to you - do you have a favourite tearoom that you think we should know about, leave us a comment and let us know!
Thank you for popping by today,