I was taken for a lovely afternoon tea at the Topiary Tea Room at Hollybeck Nurseries in Southwell, Nottinghamshire. It was a beautiful day and the Tea Room was positively buzzing.

People were sitting inside and outside in the lovely warm sunshine and the Tea Room had made sure no-one would be pestered by wasps while eating with the latest Waspinator gadget hanging by the door. It worked perfect as we didn’t encounter one pestering us while we enjoyed the lovely food.

They have a choice of ‘Gardeners Delights ‘afternoon tea’s available on the menu with Gluten and Dairy Free Options available. We had the Deluxe Afternoon Tea For Twowhich had Chefs selection of sandwiches, handmade scones with jam & clotted cream, & a selection of cakes with a hot or cold drink. (luxury drinks not available with this item)£18.00

Other choices were  Prosecco or Pimms Afternoon Tea For Two, which had a selection of sandwiches served with handmade mini scones with jam & cream, cakes & an individual sized prosecco or teapot of Pimms & fresh fruits. £24.00 or the Deluxe Afternoon Tea With Prosecco or Pimms £28.00 or an Afternoon Tea For Two which had a selection of sandwiches served with handmade mini scones with jam & cream, cakes & a tea or filter coffee. £14.00 or a Cream Tea with homemade fruit scone served with jam & clotted cream with a tea or filter coffee £4.10

There was so much to eat with the Deluxe Afternoon Tea that we couldn’t finish it all and asked if they had any doggy bags. The waiter immediately took away our unfinished cakes and came back with them packed neatly in a cake box.

Talk about value for money !! I’ve had a few afternoon tea’s but I have to say that this is by far the best value for money for a Deluxe version.



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I am a mum and wife to a lovely caring family. I’ve suffered with chronic back pain for over 30 years and started writing my first blog in 2007 which covered back and chronic pain. Since then I have written many more blogs for myself and customers. I find it takes me away from my pain to another place. I love it so much I think it should be part of a recovery process after illness or surgery. I hope you enjoy reading through my blogs.

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