Started off really when we couldn't book - only time this has happened, so got there early so we weren't turned away. (When we were nearly finished people were being told that there was at least a 30 minute wait while the chef cooked more scones).
We ordered 1 veggie afternoon tea and 1 'normal'. The veggie one came with salmon sandwiches - when I queried it I was told 'well we always do salmon for vegetarians'. My sanwiches then consisted of cream cheese/cucumber (nice) and rocket/onion chutney (? missing cheese?) - just average at best.
Sultana scones were lovely, but not serves with clotted cream (just whipped). Cheese scones were dry. Carrot cake possibly the best I've ever had though and lots of lovely hot coffee!
Service was passable (things clattered on tables, staff pleasant but felt a bit like they were doing you a favour by being there).
Came here for a wedding 4 years ago and thought it was great. Seems very tired and shabby now - in desperate need of a makeover.
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