Thursday 12 October 2023

The Squadron - Rosey Lea tea room North Weald airfield

 On Friday I took my friend to a lovely tea room that was recommended to me by a work colleague. Its called Rosey Lea Tea rooms and they have 4 branches in Essex and Hertfordshire. We went to the once called The Squadron. 

It's at North Weald airfield in Essex. Once you enter the gates to the airfield it's about a 2 mile drive along the road and runways and we were told to be careful of any small light aircraft and go on the grass if they are on the runway. You just keep following the road and red line to the end were the tea room and carpark is. 

The building like a large shed from the outside with large windows onto an outdoor seating area  which looks out onto the runway. You get a great view of the small planes taking off and air ambulance helicopters flying past. 

We got there about 12.15 and it was already getting busy. It was nice and light and airy inside with simple marble effect tables and wooden chairs. Along the back wall was a wooden sideboard laid out with homemade cakes under glass domes. There were about 7 different ones plus some very large homemade scones.  

The menu has a good choice of hot and cold food including breakfast dishes, salads, jacket potatoes and different types of sandwiches. I must say the food is rather expensive but the potions are generous.  

We both choose the afternoon tea prices at £20.25 each. For this you get to choose a sandwich and slice of cake each plus you get a scone each with jam and clotted cream. I ordered a toasted brie, bacon and cranberry sandwich in granary bread and we both choose a slice of the Raspberry and white chocolate cake. 

The afternoon tea comes with a refillable pot of tea but we ordered a cappuccino each instead which the waiter said there would be a small extra charge for.  

We waited about 20 minutes for the food to arrive which came out on a traditional cake stand 

My toasted sandwich had loads of filling inside as as very tasty. 

Next we both had our scones that had been warmed up. They were huge and very nice especially with the jam and clotted cream. It was a struggle to eat it all even for me !!!!!!

We both ordered an Americana coffee each with milk on the side to finish with. 

There was no way that I could eat the cake as far to full after the scone so we asked for a box to take them home in. 

I eat the cake later that day at home and it was very nice with a light raspberry flavored sponge with a thin coating of buttercream. 

Overall a lovely cafe with good food, lovely homemade cakes and the staff are very friendly. 

Nearest Station : Not sure as I drove there.

Best bits : The wide choice of homemade cakes and sandwiches.   

Worst bits :  Nothing to mention  
Value for money :  It is expensive compared to other cafes I have been too but the food quality and service is good.  

Would I go back? : Yes I will take my mum there




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