Ever one to search for new afternoon tea spots, today’s adventure took us to the lovely Dartmouth Golf Course for tea at The Lewisham. A dream of climbing floral displays and quirky lights, this was the perfect spot to experience that great British tradition.
Overlooking the rolling golf course, The Lewisham makes the most of its location with large windows to take it all in. When we visited, there was a baby shower going on and they had decorated to perfection with the lovely wooden tables and quirky decor setting the scene.
Starting at around £16, the incredible afternoon tea includes everything you would expect of a traditional afternoon tea, served on a modern circular cake stand paired with beautiful teacups and teapots.
All of the Tiers…
Starting off on your base level, The Lewisham afternoon tea showcased a range of yummy sandwiches on a variety of breads. Cucumber and cream cheese, smoked salmon, ham and egg mayonnaise were all there in plentiful supply for you to nibble at. We just struggled to finish them all off before moving on to the next layer!
Moving on to the next tier, some generous scones were paired with clotted cream pots and mini jars of thick jam to smother. Chocolate eclairs sat alongside Bakewell slices, carrot cake and lemon drizzle that made your mouth water just looking at it.
Of course, this was all washed down with endless pots of tea and coffee, all served on charming chinaware and instantly refilled. I might have drank my weight in tea during the outing.
If a sober great British afternoon tea isn’t enough, you can even get a glass of Prosecco with your tea. We opted for a bottle, chilled on ice and topped with strawberries for ‘desert’ (when we couldn’t manage any more sweet treats). They also had a full drinks menu with every drink you could think of along with a range of intriguing cocktails. Don’t worry if you can’t manage all of your afternoon tea, the lovely wait staff are more than happy to box it up for you to take home.
Looking for more incredible afternoon tea spots in and around the Midlands? Check out my blog on the purr-fect Shakespaw’s Cat Cafe of Stratford-upon-Avon here. Looking for an afternoon tea in the home of world-class pottery? Take a look at some of my favourite tea spots in the Potteries and be sure to read all about the dreamy Whitmore Tea Rooms of Staffordshire.