This really is a classy hotel with lots of history and you can imagine Churchill walking through it’s corridors.
Afternoon tea was served on the covered terrace looking down to the hotel grounds and out to sea. A wonderful location.
For 2 people : 5x2 pieces of mixed bread sandwiches - prawn, salmon, cheese, egg and cucumber, avocado and tomato.
2 scones with butter, 2 small pots of jam, butter, cream
8 assorted small cakes, meringues, pastries
Choice of over 25 teas.
We took up the glass of champagne option. No refills!
The staff were very attentive. We were offered more of everything and it was difficult to decline, but it was very filling, even with pacing ourselves. We were finished in an hour.
Same comments as other posters about dress code - refuse entry if they can’t make an effort.
Location - wow, food - ok, ambience - good, service - good.
We booked 3 weeks before and only managed to get a booking for the day before we came home from our two week holiday. The overall cost was about the same, or even less, than many non-descript British hotels offering afternoon tea. It’s one of those things you have to experience. It’s now ticked off our bucket list.
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