Tuesday 12 March 2024

Copped Hall Mothers Day Afternoon Tea - Essex

 On Saturday the historic Copped Hall Manor House in Epping hosted an Afternoon Tea for Mothers day. 

This was our second visit to this venue as went last year in November for its annual Pudding Club event.  If you love your old fashioned puddings and desserts you must try this .  It can be booked via the link below which lists all the events hosted there throughout the year. 


COPPED HALL is a fine Georgian mansion that is currently under restoration. It is superbly sited on a ridge overlooking its landscaped parkland. The mansion and gardens are situated on a site of ancient human habitation. Many important buildings, from the Medieval, Tudor and Elizabethan eras were demolished prior to the present mansion being built and enlarged by the Victorians.

From 1986-1995 a campaign was successfully fought by a committee comprised of representatives of local conservation societies against repeated large scale aggressive development proposals for the mansion and parkland. Three of these individuals set up the Copped Hall Trust which finally saved the mansion and gardens by purchasing them in 1995. The Corporation of London had already saved the surrounding parkland in 1992. The aim of the Trust is to permanently protect the site, carefully restore Copped Hall and its gardens for educational, cultural and community benefit. Copped Hall and its gardens are STRICTLY PRIVATE, open only for advertised events.

The Afternoon tea cost £25 each and included tea and coffee as much as you like plus a welcome glass of prosecco upon arrival. 
We had a lovely table for two beside the window looking out onto a small part of the gardens. The table was nicely laid with floral china and tea stand plus a menu and leaflet explaining  the history of afternoon tea. 


The food was all handmade by the volunteers along with a small gift each containing a homemade chocolate, square of rocky road and little pink chocolate heart. 

The sandwiches were lovely and fresh and the bread was nice with seeds in. Unfortunately the only sandwiches my mum could eat were the Brie and Grape ones which she said were very nice.  As either of us liked the salmon ones or prawn Vol au vents they brought some plain cream cheese ones that they made especially for my mum. 

After the sandwiches we were brought a new coffee pot of hot fresh coffee and there was a already a jug of milk on the table. 

The scones were homemade and sadly not served warm however they were nice and we got a pot of jam and clotted cream each.   The fresh strawberries were a nice touch too. 

For the cakes we got 4 each that consisted off Bakewell slice, Blueberry and Lemon slice , Ginger cupcake and a Chocolate mini tart. These were all very delicious but our favorite was defiantly the Blueberry and Lemon one as lovely and moist. 

The whole afternoon tea was lovely and we got offered as much tea or coffee as we wanted. Also for those who did not eat all the food they handed out boxes so you could take the leftovers home.

We will defiantly book this again and have already got my tickets for this years Pudding Club event in November. 
Well done and thanks to all the volunteers who served us and made the cakes 

Nearest Station : There are no stations nearby and we drove there as plenty of parking available on site 
Best bits : The nice fresh sandwiches and homemade cakes     
Worst bits : None to mention    
Value for money :  Yes I think so as unlimited tea or coffee and also got a welcome glass of prosecco
would I go back? : Yes will defiantly go back 

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