Monday, 6 February 2012

Going Spare & Afternoon Tea

A few cupcakes made it on to the spares list.......dangerous things to be having lurking about in the kitchen!  I think they will be taking a trip over the road to Chief Taster's House, just to remove the temptation out of our way!!

On another note, over the weekend my lovely OH surprised me with a little trip out to Burscough Wharf, in surprise surprise, Burscough!  There we found a great little tea room where we had Afternoon Tea and it was lovely!!  I have a thing at the moment about wanting to have afternoon tea and I am making it my mission to try and find different places that do them.  The 'tea' here was great, for 2 of you you got a huge big pot of tea (or they did coffee) complete with homemade tea cosy (knitted by Edna apparently, all of which are for sale), and then a stand was brought out with your  choice of sandwiches on the top tier- we went for ham and cheese.  The ham was nice thick cut ham not any of your wafer thin stuff and the cheese was nice and creamy served on a mix of thick white and wholemeal bread with real butter on with side salad and crisp garnish.

Homemade scones with chantilly cream and jam and cake of your choice made up the bottom layer of the stand.  OH went for a coconut sponge cake which was delicious and I went for a strawberry sponge, all of which were very generously sliced.  There was also a slice of cinnamon and blueberry cake as well as some pieces of rocky road.  I have to say the coconut cake was fabulous.

All in all, we were stuffed and all caked-out by the time we had finished, but well worth it.  For the 2 of us it was £18 and we will definitely go back.  The staff and the whole place was very warm and welcoming.  The details are below:

Box Tree Tea Room Burscough Wharf, Liverpool Road North, Burscough, Lancashire, L40 5TN
Tel: 01704 894578  Email:

Anyway, back to spare cakes........

Next I have to try and persuade OH to go to Lancaster because apparently The Borough do Afternoon Tea as well............

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