Friday, 5 August 2016
Afternoon Tea At Pennyhill Park
For my friends 40th, we headed to Pennyhill Park in Surrey for afternoon tea. This was my third experience of afternoon tea. Many years ago we went to the Ritz and whilst it was lovely I was disappointed that the sandwiches were stale around the edges. Last year I went for a Mad Hatter's afternoon tea which was extremely quirky and fun. As a traditional afternoon tea, Pennyhill Park was fantastic with amazing customer service. I called to book and was pleased I could pick any time. Other hotels were only offering set times. I received a phone call two days before, confirming the reservation, checking for any dietary requirements and inquiring if it was a special occasion.
When we arrived we opted for the Royal Ascot afternoon tea. This came with a glass of Nyetimer, English Sparkling wine which again tasted lovely.
The afternoon tea itself was then served. The finger sandwiches were lovely and freshly made. Our waiter then came over to say she had ordered us some more sandwiches.
As I had told them it was my friends 40th they then came over with a plate for her. Including fresh fruit, nougat and a caramel chocolate. I thought this was a lovely touch.
The scones were the best I have ever tasted. They were light and the devonshire cream and jam made them delicious.
There was then an array of cakes to try.
The afternoon tea was served in the bar, and there was a harpist playing from around 2 o'clock.
We had an enjoyable afternoon tea with fantastic service and I would recommend it for a traditional afternoon tea.