Last week I was in Bromsgrove and went to the Bromsgrove Hotel and Spa on the Sunday afternoon to sample their afternoon tea. The hotel was extremely quite and only one other family were having lunch when we arrived. Upon entering the hotel there was a gorgeous fire right in the centre and if I am being honest it would have been lovely to have our afternoon tea sat beside the fire instead we were seated in the bar area at the rear of this entrance lounge.
Our table was laid out for us over looking a paved courtyard. I am quite tall but I did find the bucket chairs a little low at the table which was more suited to a dining chair.
Upon arrival we were given the choice of breakfast tea or coffee and a pot of both were brought to the table along with a jug of iced water.
Our afternoon teas served on a wooden block with patricians for 2 plates of sandwiches, scones with butter, jam and cream plus a selection of sweet tarts.
Sandwiches were ham, cream cheese and egg on white and brown bread.
The fruit scone was still warm and tasted so delicious.
We then had a choice of lemon, cherry bakewell, pecan and chocolate tarts. To be honest these sweet tarts let the afternoon tea down. There didn’t really seem anything special or particularly dainty about them. They were quite disappointing.
The sandwiches and scones were lovely but the sweet tarts were rather disappointing. However, having said that this afternoon tea cost £12.50 whereas the other afternoon tea I have had previously have aways been in excess of £20. Due to this price difference I really can’t fault this afternoon tea but it is clear that in order to have dainty sweet desserts that are time consuming to make then it will cost you quite a little more.