Thursday, June 16, 2016

Oxford Hall, New Cumberland

Angelica and I journeyed to New Cumberland, PA to enjoy the tea cafe that is located in Oxford Hall. This Irish and UK Import gift shop specializes in Celtic jewelry, British and Irish foods, sweaters and other treasures. Tucked in one of the corners is their tea cafe.
They serve an Afternoon Tea but reservations are suggested in advance for that option. We were just as happy to order off the menu. Angelica selected hot chocolate for her beverage of choice which came in a tall mug and was topped with whipped cream. Okay - even if it was a hot day, she was happy with that! I opted for a sampling of the Bewley's black tea, a nice hearty traditional Irish tea. It was perfect.


The lunch option I chose was a Tomato and pesto Tart. It was topped with fresh spring greens and a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette. It was so tasty, that if I had been at home, I might have licked the plate. Angelica selected their Chicken Salad sandwich which was loaded with grapes and walnuts. She was also pleased with her selection.

Their counter includes an assortment of cookies, brownies, and scones, but we decided to head to our favorite ice cream destination and enjoy a waffle cone from Brewster's. We visited Oxford Hall several years ago, and according to our blog post then, we both ordered the same menu items during that visit too!

6 comments:

martea said...

That tart is calling my name! I think it would be fun to make a miniature one for a tea savory....
How fun for the two of you to go places for tea together!

relevanttealeaf said...

What a fun outing with Angelica. I know it must be a treat for you to be the guest being served occasionally, instead of the other way around.

Marilyn Miller said...

Ice cream sometimes just reigns over pastries and cakes. How lovely that you have Angelica to venture with you to visit tea rooms.

Ruth W said...

Looks like a perfect place for a fun outing. Yum! Very special!
Ruth

Steph said...

A lovely day for two lovely women!

Cindy Washburn said...

Thank you Nancy for the kind words about Oxford Hall in your blog. We have enjoyed meeting several of your readers to experience the Shop and Cafe. Cindy and Steve from Oxford Hall.