Welcome back to Tea With Me and Friends,
Today we have a rather special guest post for you.....as it's a post featuring my Aunty Chris (and use I am going to call her Aunty Chris throughout this post, because anything else would be weird!) and her Birthday afternoon tea! As a Birthday treat Aunty Chris was taken to Bailiffscourt Hotel in Climping, West Sussex, for a spot of afternoon tea......
|Afternoon tea - Bailiffscourt Hotel|
The hotel sounds amazing - it's made up of thirty-nine bedrooms in a series of charming houses and cottages, set in thirty acres leading to Climping beach. The buildings include a medieval-style house, thatched houses and cottages, a 13th century chapel and there is an outdoor swimming pool. Looking at their map you can see how extensive the grounds are...
|Map of Bailiffscourt Hotel (from hotel website)|
More importantly though, lets take a closer look at that afternoon tea which can be enjoyed in one of the lounges around our inner courtyard or if the sun is shining outside in the courtyard amongst the roses.
Tea is served on modern, pretty china and includes all the usual elements....
|afternoon tea sandwiches- Bailiffscourt Hotel|
Aunty Chris particularly enjoyed the sandwiches, which were crustless and cut into traditional fingers. The fillings were traditional too with salmon, cucumber, ham and egg on offer. The afternoon tea included as many sandwiches as you wanted.
At the bottom of the cake stand were the scones, which were served warm with clotted cream, lemon curd and strawberry preserve...
|Afternoon tea scones - Bailiffscourt Hotel|
Finally there was the cake selection at the top of the cake stand....
|Afternoon tea cakes - Bailiffscourt Hotel|
Tea was served in huge teapots - so no fear of running out.....and pouring your tea will count towards your exercise routine (always a bonus!)....
|Aunty Chris working out her arm muscles!|
All in all it was a lovely afternoon tea. Aunty Chris' favourite bits were the sandwiches and the scones, she also liked the oldie worldy surroundings.
Afternoon tea at Bailiffscourt Hotel starts at just £25 per person, to find out more please visit their website.
I'd like to thank Aunty Chris for sending me her photos and sharing her afternoon tea adventure with us. I'd also like to wish her a tea-riffic Birthday!
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Thank you for popping by today,