Welcome back to another tea-riffic guest post here at Tea With Me and Friends, this week we are joined by the lovely Victoria Redshaw who enjoyed a rather scrummy afternoon this week at The George of Stamford. Let's find out about Victoria's afternoon tea adventure....
The George of Stamford is a former coaching inn, acting as an oasis in this Lincolnshire town, which is renowned for its Georgian architecture. Traditional décor, with sofas and comfortable armchairs are the order of the day in the lounge, heated by a large fire, which is where my mother and I took our afternoon tea.
The George of Stamford
Perhaps unusually, people are unable to book for afternoon tea with the argument being that there are many nooks and crannies in which to find a spot to eat. Afternoon tea is served from 3.30pm, but we were incredibly early (by an hour!) so my mother took herself to buy ANOTHER pair of shoes whilst I enjoyed a pot of tea and was able to people watch.
We ordered the Champagne Afternoon Tea for two, which included a glass of champagne each; cheers!
A pot of English Breakfast tea was also taken by us, but other options were available.
So, onto the main event. Four finger sandwiches each were served with different fillings: smoked salmon, egg mayonnaise, cucumber and cream cheese and rare roast beef – and not a crust in sight! They were very traditional and delicious, with the right amount of filling.
|Afternoon tea sandwiches - The George of Stamford|
The scones were on the top tier of the stand, but knowing our afternoon tea etiquette, we sampled them next. Delicious and light, they were served with a homemade strawberry jam and clotted cream. By this time, we both needed a little rest before attempting the sweet treats.
Deliciously light sweet treats ensured that my eyes really were larger than my stomach! A small pastry case with a raspberry and strawberry, on top of a bed of crème patisserie took my fancy first. This was swiftly followed by a light Victoria Sponge, almond sponge and then that delicious looking chocolate layer cake. Suffice to say, I have the “cake shakes” as I’m typing this! My mother was slightly more sensible and opted to have her two remaining cakes boxed up and sent back to my husband in a food parcel.
|Afternoon tea sweet treats - The George of Stamford|
The George is a traditional place to have a traditional afternoon tea. At a cost of £28.95 each, including a glass of champagne, in such great surroundings this tea is worth it! The service was attentive, without being fussy and the food was fresh.
Now, who should I take next time…
Now doesn't that afternoon tea look wonderful? We do love a traditional afternoon tea!
A big thank you to Victoria (and her mum) for sharing this afternoon tea adventure - we always love to hear about the teas you have enjoyed. For more information about this afternoon pop by The George of Stamford's website.
Thank you for popping by today,
Rachel & Lorna