It’s afternoon tea week (August 9-15) and what better way to mark the occasion than to indulge yourself at Gardener’s Cottage tearoom in Tatton Park.
The popular Cheshire-based National Trust site is not only one of the must-see spots for a scenic stroll, but also to treat yourself to a summer-themed afternoon tea.
Lord Egerton’s afternoon tea is now served at Gardener’s Cottage – what was once the original Head Gardener’s on-site cottage – with indoor seating available for the first time this year.
You can also dine al fresco in the fragrant gardens overlooking Tatton’s expansive orchards – now blooming with over 100 varieties of apples, pears and cherries.
As they have done for centuries, the Tatton Park team of gardeners tend the walled vegetable gardens and provide chefs with fresh seasonal salads, vegetables, herbs and fruits grown in the park.
This estate produces toppings and adds flavor to a tasty new menu, including cheddar cheese and herb muffins, traditional finger sandwiches, and a selection of homemade cakes and pastries prepared by skilled pastry chefs.
Tatton’s chef, Adam Arundel, said: “We have chosen the fabulous rhubarb from the Walled Kitchen Garden to give our scones a unique and sweet flavor this summer.
“Visitors also love our mini meringues with fresh fruit and fresh fruit Slice and fondant. ”
To book afternoon tea (which may even include a glass of champagne), visit tattonpark.org.uk or call 01625 374469.