Thursday, 31 March 2016

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea at Thornbury Castle

My husband and 7 year old daughter booked me an afternoon tea as a surprise for Mother's day and it was lovely.
The service was exceptional from start to finish.
We were seated in a small room with just a few other tables right next to a large fire. The sandwiches, cakes and choice of teas/coffee was really varied. The cakes and particularly the scones were delicious.
When booking my husband had tried to book my daughter as well but was told she could just eat of our selection as she wouldn't eat nearly enough to justify paying full price. When we arrived the waiter asked if she would like anything and she asked for a plain cheese sandwich and a glass of milk (she ended up having 3 glasses), this was bought out to her presented really nicely with a selection of crisps as well. When my husband paid the bill they didn't charge anything for her food or drinks.
Having fun in the cloakroom!
The grounds were lovely and we had a wander through the garden before going in.
Even the toilets were pleasant with period clothes hanging up for decoration.
Overall a thoroughly enjoyable visit which we will definitely be repeating, hopefully overnight next time.
The only negative would be the lack of choice for vegetarians which seems to be the norm wherever you go. The only sandwich my husband could eat was egg. He didn't mind but I felt a guilty but only a little!