A catch up with an old friend and a spare few hours called for a more-than-your-average cuppa. Stomachs hungry for cakey-goodness we headed out to a place that had been recommended to us time again in the tiny village of Whitmore, Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Settling down we were in a dream of china tea sets, beautifully-laid tables and a cake selection on show that made us drool in our seats. Although we had called at the last minute, a lovely card marked our spot right next to the cakes.
Checking on the menu, it was nice to see a healthy tea selection to go gooey eyed over as well as a ton of fancy coffees and other drinks if we fancied something a bit different. In the end, we opted for some cream teas with a choice of scone, the perfect afternoon treat. Coming with two massive scones and a sizeable pot of tea, this cream tea was no flimsy feat and for the same price (if not less than) you would pay at a high street chain café, was definitely value for money.
About ten cups of tea down, we were stuffed! But that didn’t stop us having a nosey of what everyone else was tucking into. If you are dreaming of tiered cake stands overflowing with dainty sandwiches and more, the afternoon teas here certainly don’t disappoint, they even do a children’s tea for smaller guests!
Whilst we stayed inside on this visit, the outdoor tea room area looks like it would be a dream on sunnier days as the surroundings are perfectly in-keeping with the country theme of the place with the parish church sitting just opposite. You can even wash your cake-filled meal down with a glass of prosecco for a special treat!
You’ll find the tea room sheltered just behind the Whitmore Hall estate bordering the Mainwaring Arms and can check out the opening times and menu for yourself here.