One of my most favourite indulgences is having afternoon tea. I love making an occasion of it, eating lots of dainty cakes and sandwiches and washing it all down with so much tea! Some of the venues I have visited are very glamourous too. Stately country homes which make you feel very posh and refined. It can get quite addictive as you develop a taste for feeling spoilt. Afternoon tea can also make a wonderful gift.
I headed to The Falcondale with a voucher from buyagift. As it was a luxury afternoon tea I also had a glass of bubbly! I felt a little giddy and light headed afterwards. But it was nice to relax in the comfortable dining room sipping champagne, thinking “this is the life!”. We arrived slightly early and the welcoming staff kindly seated us before our time slot. As my husband was driving he was grateful to be offered an alternative drink to champagne! I could have got through two glasses myself, but I didn’t think that would be a wise decision. Most likely I would have fallen asleep in the car!
I found the staff at The Falcondale to be very accommodating, polite and friendly. During our afternoon tea the staff were attentive, making sure there was water on the table and proving hot water, so you could top up your tea pot if you so desired. When the food arrived our waitress outlined what was included.
The venue was gorgeous, a beautiful country house on the outskirts Lampeter with a pretty garden. The cakes were incredible, plenty of choice and all very moreish.
We had an éclair, chocolate brownie, fruit cake, cream scone, fruit tart and panna cotta with red berry coulis each. The savoury selection offered a good variety of sandwich fillings and a slice of sausage roll. I would say with afternoon tea at The Falcondale make sure you arrive hungry, so you can do the appetising spread justice!
Afternoon Tea Giveaway
I have teamed up with buyagift to giveaway a voucher for luxury afternoon tea for two which is currently priced at £59. If you would like to enter please fill out the form below by the 18th of July. The winner will have a choice of 99 different locations to pick from across the UK. We can recommend The Falcondale, I have a feeling we will be back again soon!