My lovely friend Harriet (who also writes a fab blog – Harriet Loves – go and check her out) decided we all deserved a little Sunday treat and were well overdue a proper catch up with the girls. The choice of venue was the Exeter Golf and Country Club where she works because she had tried and tested some of it’s delights and thought we would all love it too.
We were booked in for 2.30pm and all met outside the Georgian Manor Building just before. There were 7 of us in total, we were just missing Leanne who was off having fun at a Hen Do, you were missed Lea. We were seated by a window looking out on to the golf course and it just so happened that there was a pianist booked for the afternoon too, which was a nice added touch.
Soon after we sat down we were asked what we would like to drink, which of course was obvious for an afternoon tea… pots of tea silly, we were all driving so had to pass on the Prosecco option! Once the tea was set out on the table, soon came the afternoon treats, oh were we spoilt when it arrived, there was even a dairy free one for Bekie too.
After we had finished admiring the sweet and savoury delights in front of us we tucked in, starting with sandwiches of course, the little rectangle sarnies were Ham and Mustard, Cheese and Pickle and Salmon.
Next up were the bite size cake pieces, these were a mixture of Brownies, Cheesecake, Carrot Cake and miniature Victoria Sponges. Harriet had asked specially for the brownies to be included in our selection of treats, assuring us they were the best she had ever tasted and we weren’t let down, they were delicious! Carrot cake is not my favourite normally but that was scrumptious too.
Finally we came to the cream tea on the top… I’m ashamed to say that I couldn’t eat mine, it was just too much for me, especially after the delicious but rich brownie. However they looked like lovely scones, nice and tall and just the right amount of cream and jam.
After we had finished our afternoon treats we realised that we were the last in the building and they would soon be finishing up for the day at the golf club. All of us had happily chatted the afternoon away without giving much thought to the time. We settled our bill, a very reasonable £10.50 per person and made our way out to our cars with talk of when our next catch up would be.
I thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon with my lovely ladies and very much enjoyed our afternoon tea. I would highly recommend it for a bit of a treat, you can also go all out and replace your tea/coffee for Prosecco, it makes it a bit more expensive at £14.50 each or £25 for two but nice for an afternoon relaxing with your favourite people.
Go on treat yourself!