Monday, August 3, 2015

Henley Street Tea Room - Stratford-Upon-Avon

This small tea room in Stratford-Upon-Avon is situated on Henley Street, a pedestrian walkway. It is directly across from the entrance to Shakespeare's birthplace. We stopped here and enjoyed a quick bite to eat while enjoying a fun day using the hop-on hop-off tourist bus in Stratford.

With a lovely day of touring, we took the opportunity to sit and enjoy some cakes and scones 'al fresco'. We selected a table outside to relax, sip tea, and people watch before we continued our touring.

The sweet little tea tray held cucumber sandwiches on buttered white bread and tomato and ham sandwiches on multigrain bread on the bottom tier. The top tier held a cream scone with strawberry jelly and clotted cream, and layered sponge cake cut diagonally. So pretty.
Susanna and I shared the Afternoon Tea tray and ordered an additional cream tea so there would be no fighting over the scones.

Angelica selected a chocolate cake to accompany hot chocolate.


relevanttealeaf said...

Your tea looks fabulous! I was in Stratford-Upon-Avon in 2001 and saw Anne Hathaway Shakespeare's house. Stratford was crowded with tourists, and we were part of a Globus Tour, so we didn't have the benefit of staying very long. It was just a quick stop and then back on the bus.

Bernideen said...

Now that's a smart way to do it! Sharing. I think everything looks delicious.

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Gosh and I thought Stratford was not a possibility! Back to the drawing board! Thanks for being such great tea scouts!

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

We always stop in Stratford during Cotswold stays. I have found some great teapots there! I love, love your tea photos.

Angela McRae said...

Ahhhh, that would be the life for me ... visiting the land of Shakespeare followed by afternoon tea! That spongecake is especially pretty, too.

Oh, and sorry I didn't make it in time for dinner tonight! ;)

Marilyn Miller said...

Now this tea looks so wonderful and I love the casual feel of sitting out front to people watch.