I had never been for afternoon tea until a few weeks back. It has always been on my list of things to try and I even put it on my 30 before 30 list as something I was determined to do before the age of 30. Well, I’ve done it and let me just say, it was incredible.
I was invited by the team at Moggerhanger Park to sample their afternoon tea. Moggerhanger Park is just up the road from us in Bedfordshire and we enjoyed a leisurely drive there only to come across the most beautiful stately home and grounds. Not only do they offer afternoon tea but they also offer tours round the grounds, walks and even a playground. We parked up in the spacious car park after passing some sheep roaming free (this was a delight to see and it is great that they put signs up to warn you to drive slowly and carefully because of the animals). The sheep seemed unfazed by us and we continued on our way to The Old Kitchen in preparation for our afternoon tea.
We were greeted by the most loveliest member of staff when we arrived, she was very attentive throughout our experience as were the two young men who were also working with her. The weather was a little precarious but we decided to sit outside under one of the parasols whilst the sun was shining and even when it started to rain, the staff checked to see if we were okay – I felt so sorry for them but what amazing customer service!
We were asked what tea we would like and we opted for green tea which arrived quickly and there was plenty enough for my friend and myself. We were also asked what sandwich fillings we liked – I opted for prawn mayonnaise and my friend opted for ham – we were pleasantly surprised when the sandwiches arrived with the cakes and we had sandwich upon sandwich for ourselves! We were unsure if we could manage it all but we knew we would give it a good go!
The sandwiches were delicious – they were full to the brim, no skimping on filling here, oh no – and the prawn mayo was just right. The cake stand with all the cakes, macarons and scones on it was so pretty, it looked too good to eat – but of course we had to tuck right in. We were treated to scones with clotted cream and jam, macarons which my friend had never tried before which was an experience in itself plus brownies, big slices of cake and so much more! Every mouthful was delicious and we are even talking about taking a friend there for her 30th birthday next year.
I would definitely recommend visiting Moggerhanger Park for afternoon tea or perhaps even for lunch or a tour of the grounds. It is a beautiful estate and I definitely want to visit again.
Have you ever been?
We were offered the afternoon tea for two for free in exchange for an honest review