Happy New Year!
After spending a lovely relaxed New Years Eve in our Air B&B accommodation and exploring the beaches of Torcross and Strete in the morning, it was time for us to head over to the Thurlestone Hotel for a treat!
We had booked to have a festive afternoon tea at the hotel and we were not disappointed! We were shown to our reserved table and sofas in the lounge and took a excitedly took a seat. The festive decorations were lovely.
We were soon greeted by our waiter and asked what sort of tea we would like and if we were ok with having some cranberry fizz – errrr yes of course we were! (It was super tasty!)
Our drinks came promptly and we sat back and enjoyed reading the local magazines and newspapers on offer, whilst listening to all the families and guests who were obviously staying at the hotel for a New Years Break (lucky them!).
Starting the Year Right!
Not long after our drinks arrived our afternoon delights appeared – and what delights they were! We had a selection of sandwiches, including a festive turkey and cranberry sauce one, and the traditional scones with clotted cream and jam. The top tier of the cake stand was filled with little cheesecakes and macaroons to try and there was also a chocolate pot which was probably my favourite – I’m such a chocaholic!
We have been to quite a few afternoon teas together now and this was up there with the rest – tasty, good selection and a nice relaxed atmosphere. The only problem was we couldn’t eat it all!!
We didn’t get a chance to visit the beach at Thurlestone as it was getting dark when we left but I’ve heard from a friend that it’s a lovely beach so we will have to head back here another time soon!
Have you ever been for an afternoon tea? What’s your favourite part? Drop me a comment below, I’d love to hear from you!