Yesterday I had a lovely afternoon tea with my friend which was much needed , as it had been 4 weeks since my last one !!!!!!
We went to Tewin Bury farm in Hertfordshire which is a hour drive from us. I went here with my mum about a year ago and always said I would go back.
The afternoon tea is served at the Cow Shed restaurant and you can sit outside on the lovely covered terrace. It was very busy outside but luckily when I booked about 3 weeks ago I requested a table on the terrace.
The menu sounded nice and there was a very good selection of teas available. If you do not like tea like me you can have coffee of your choice or hot chocolate.
After ordering a glass of Prosecco each which was additional £5 a glass on top of the £25 each for the afternoon tea I informed the waiter i did not eat fish or like chicken liver pate. They were happy to swap this for vegan sausage roll instead. My friend ordered a tea and I ordered a cappuccino . When the pot of tea came out the waiter also brought out a sand timer with 3 differed tubes of coloured sand. Each timer ran for a different time . The yellow sand for 3 minutes , green 4 minutes and black 5 minutes. So you could decide the strength of tea you wanted.
We waited about 15 minutes for the tea stand to arrive........
The cakes came out on a separate wooden board..
The sandwiches were nice and fresh and we had 3 each plus 3 little savouries each . I am so glad I had the vegan sausage roll as it was my favourite out of the savouries. The little tiny jacket potato was very nice too.
Next we tucked into our favourite part of the afternoon tea .....The scones
We had 2 each , a plain one and fruit one with a pot of Tiptree strawberry jam each and a pot of clotted cream to share. The scones did not disappoint. I remember last time that I wrote that they were one of the best scones I had tasted so far. This is probably still the case
To go with the scones we ordered another hot drink each
The cakes were nice our favourite was the Almond sponge closely followed by the little strawberry tart.
I did not like the Pimms jelly much as it did not have much flavour.
Overall a very lovely Afternoon tea in a nice countryside setting.
Best bits : Vegan sausage roll and the homemade scones
Worst bits : None really it was all very good but if I want to be picky I could say the Pimms jelly
Value for money : Yes it is at only £25 each