#Ad Afternoon tea at Laura Ashley Tea Rooms, Coventry
Are you as big a fan of Laura Ashley as my Mum and I?
The floral and the check give me country feels. It all makes me want to snuggle up in an armchair by an open fire with a book and a hot chocolate. Or sit in a garden, overflowing with flowers and drink tea.
So when we heard Laura Ashley was opening some tea rooms we knew we had to visit.
We were invited to review the tea rooms at Laura Ashley Hotel The Iliffe, a beautifully restored Victorian manor featuring landscaped gardens, which the tea room overlooks.
The new boutique Laura Ashley Hotel, which is only the second Laura Ashley branded hotel, had a thorough refurbishment to bring it in line with Laura Ashley brand standards. The elegant new interiors showcase the Laura Ashley Home range and its exquisite, high-quality inherently British fabrics and furnishings throughout.
The grand surroundings really set the scene as soon as you enter the hotel and the staff are so friendly and helpful. The tea room is tastefully decorated in signature Laura Ashley style.
We went on my Mum's birthday and we'd already planned to return before we'd finished eating!
As it was a birthday celebration, we opted for the prosecco afternoon tea.
To start we were given seriously delicious hor d'oeuvres. Cheese and caramelised onion on a cracker. I could have eaten a plate full.
Teddy was definitely interested!!
Then the traditional afternoon tea was brought out to us. The usual suspects were on the sandwich section. The bread was lovely. I'm a big fan of the cucumber and cream cheese combo.
The scones were still warm! They were possibly the nicest scones I'd ever had. Fluffy on the inside and crunchy on the outside. They came with cream, jam and lemon curd.
Teddy was certainly in heaven when he managed to steal a whole scone from my plate!
To finish, we tucked into a huge array of cakes, decorated with edible flowers.
I think my favourite was the macaroon and the cheesecake. Although it was all good!
Everything we had was as delicious as the last and the list of tea to choose from was great. I'm an English Breakfast gal but Mum went rouge and had a red berry hibiscus flower tea which smelled so nice!
I find afternoon tea deceptively filling. It doesn't look like a lot of food but I always leave stuffed!
We had to have most of the cakes boxed up to take away (which we enjoyed with a cuppa later on that day).
Our waitress, Katie, was fantastic.
She helped us up the stairs with the pushchair (the only downfall to the venue is that there is no lift up to the main tea rooms.
They do have a room downstairs though), and was very attentive throughout our visit.
A real asset to their team and nothing was too much.
We had such a wonderful visit that we're definitely going to return with some family members soon. Drinking tea and eating cake is always a good idea!
Their afternoon tea starts from £20.00 per person and I can't recommend it enough. I can't wait to visit again!
They also offer a children's afternoon tea which looked just as nice as ours.
Maybe we can book in a Not Another Mum Group visit?!
*This blog includes gifted afternoon tea but all opinions are my own.*