A few weeks ago we booked a table at The Grim’s Dyke Hotel for afternoon tea. We were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary so wanted to do something special. We last visited The Grim’s Dyke Hotel on an Open House weekend when the house was open to the public. It’s a gorgeous Arts and Crafts house designed by R. Norman Shaw for Frederick Goodall, and later the home of W.S. Gilbert.
The Grim’s Dyke Hotel afternoon tea
The house is now a hotel with extensive grounds. On the day of our visit there was a wedding party enjoying drinks on the terrace in the sunshine, as well as plenty of people enjoying afternoon tea. We were seated in Gilbert’s at The Grim’s Dyke Hotel, a gorgeous, high-ceilinged room overlooking the gardens at the back of the house.
There was a choice of two types of afternoon tea – the Traditional Afternoon Tea or High Chai. I was happy to try something a little different, so opted for the High Chai.
The High Chai afternoon tea consisted of kachori, samosa & spring roll and Bombay sandwich.
There was a homemade fruit and plain scone; and homemade mature cheddar & sage scone.
As well as a selection of four afternoon tea fancies, and a choice of tea, infusions or coffee. Everything tasted fresh and delicious.
The Traditional Afternoon Tea consisted of home smoked Scotch salmon, free range egg mayonnaise, cucumber & cream cheese, hummus & roasted vegetable sandwiches; homemade fruit and plain scones; homemade mature cheddar & sage scone; selection of four afternoon tea fancies; as well as a choice of tea, infusions or coffee.
We found our afternoon tea very filling and had to take some home as we couldn’t eat everything! We opted for a cheeky glass of Prosecco too. After we had eaten we walked around the gardens in the hope of walking off some of the food we had eaten. It’s a lovely location for afternoon tea and definitely recommended.
The Grim’s Dyke Hotel
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