For my Nan and Granddad’s Diamond Wedding Anniversary back in April, my mum and I bought them Afternoon Tea at Frosts Garden Centre so we could all 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.
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 the conservatory which was filled with light from the glass roof and wall of windows.
As the teas and coffees were flowing from the ornate teapots, out came part one of the Afternoon Tea. 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.
Admittedly by this point I was pretty full, but nevertheless I dived into the dessert stand 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.
This was a really lovely way to celebrate my grandparent’s anniversary. A huge thank you goes to Frosts who made this experience so unforgettable. Visit Frosts Garden Centre’s website for more information on their Afternoon Teas.