For my Nan and Granddad’s Diamond Wedding Anniversary back in April, my mum and I bought them Afternoon Tea at Frosts Garden Centre, though finding a day where we could all go was a nightmare as I’m usually working weekdays and my mum’s shifts are all over the shop – though thankfully a cross over in our scheduled annual leave meant that yesterday we could finally go and stuff ourselves silly with dainty sandwiches and indulgent cakes.
Where I work is a “sister company” to Frosts, so I regularly pop down there on my lunch break and know some of the staff quite well – though visiting there for Afternoon Tea wasn’t something I’d done before. Oh, and just for the record, I’m posting about this because I want to – not because I’ve been asked to or I’m being paid to!
On arrival at Frosts in Woburn Sands, one of their four Garden Centres, we were greeted by the lovely Sophie and shown to our table in what can only be described as the most beautiful conservatory I’ve ever seen. The room was filled with light from the glass roof and wall of windows, and the way it was decorated would make any Blogger grab their camera in awe – which as you can see is exactly what I did.
As the teas and coffees were flowing from the ornate teapots, out came part one of the Afternoon Tea – the sandwiches. On our traditional Afternoon Tea stand we had egg and cress, ham, tomato and chutney and brie and cranberry sandwiches – alongside cheese scones topped with a swirl of cream cheese and salmon. I’ve had a few Afternoon Teas over the past few years, but I have to say, these sandwiches were by far the best I’ve had. Well, in my opinion a brie and cranberry sandwich simply cannot be topped.
Admittedly by this point I was considerably full, but nevertheless I willingly dived into the dessert stand (not literally – may I add) and sampled the selection of blueberry topped lemon mousse, strawberry and cream filled shortbread biscuits, Victoria sponge cakes and of course – the classically British scones with raspberry jam and clotted cream. If that’s not an Afternoon Tea spread at its finest, I don’t know what is.
Despite being marginally, ok – extremely full up, we left Frosts incredibly satisfied. Sometimes the best things in life are closer to home than you might think! A huge thank you goes to Frosts and in particular, Sophie, who made this experience so unforgettable. Happy (belated) Diamond Wedding Anniversary, Nanny and Granddad!
Visit Frosts Garden Centre’s website for more information on their Afternoon Teas