Saturday, August 15, 2015

Abbey Tea Room, Glastonbury

The question was asked earlier, how many tea rooms did you visit? Well, if you ask the boys, they will say 30, but the truth be told, we visited 12 tea rooms during our 12 day adventure. Two of those days were flying, so we did double up on a few days because there are simply too many tea rooms to visit and too difficult to pass them by. The Abbey Tea Room in Glastonbury was our next-to-the last tea room of the trip, recommended by one of the shop owners as having very good home made meals. There were two elderly women that told us they come every Thursday for the roast lunch and blackberry and apple crumble.

A delicious array of homemade cakes, very tempting!
Angelica, wearing the pretty floral headpiece that she discovered in one of the gift shops, ordered a chocolate milk shake only to discover that once again it was more like chocolate milk. Tasty, nonetheless.

I ordered the Afternoon Tea here since this was the last tea room we would visit. Strong black tea, served with a small pot of tea, and an additional pot of hot water, and a small creamer on the little serving tray. It was always a little less expensive if you requested the house tea, a traditional black tea.

The individual tiered tray was fun. You could pick the flavor of sandwiches and you could also select one cake as your dessert.
The little salad that was served alongside the cucumber sandwiches was a fun surprise and the only tea room to include salad. It was all very fresh and tasty, topped with sprouts.
The other exciting part about this tea room, the scones were served warm! All across England we have been served cold scones. This was the first time we had warm tender scones. That was extra special! I opted for the Chocolate Biscuit Cake for dessert. I choose that because I have made it and served it in Sweet Remembrances when we celebrated the Royal Wedding as it is Prince William's favorite cake.
While we were eating, a gentleman came in and asked the waitress 'Do you allow doggies?' Well, sure enough, they do allow doggies. And they returned later to enjoy their afternoon tea with doggie in tow. Not only do they allow dogs, but they serve them, too.


Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

Love, love, love English tea rooms.

Time Traveling in Costume said...

My dream vacation would also be to enjoy a new tearoom everyday. And even eat my meals in some of them. The menus sound so interesting.
That Chocolate Bisquit Cake looks yummy!

Marilyn Miller said...

Now I would enjoy this tearoom with warm scones and doggies too. How fun to visit so many tearooms in only 12 days. I am impressed. I hope we do at least 6 in 3 weeks, I would be a happy girl. Now I know I will be the look out for more tea opportunities when traveling. You are a good example for traveling.