A Mothering Sunday at The Secret Sconery on 31st March 2019

The best gift to give or receive is the indulgent experience of British Afternoon Tea - and this treat at The Sconery will be amongst the best you can get! SORRY - NOW SOLD OUT. Please consider booking ahead for the next event eg Father's Day on Sunday 16th June (see link below).
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GOSH! NOW SOLD OUT.  Please book ahead for Father's Day event instead.

Tucked secretly away in Essex countryside gardens is the THE SCONERY run by The English Cream Tea Company.  This charming barn building can’t be seen from any roads, so we’ll send you directions once you book.  It won't be available as an every-day Tea Room but will be open for bookings for specific events (such as Mothering Sunday, Father's Day etc) and for private bookings.

The Sconery is part of the little manufacturing barn and office where Jane Malyon and the wonderful Scone Gnomes prepare and taste-test goodies and create tea tins, presents, hampers and corporate gifts to send out all over the UK or export further afield.

As we're not normally open to the world, we thought we'd invite you to book for some occasional delicious events throughout the year - giving you a chance to blend your own teas, see where the Scone Gnomes work - and enjoy the BEST afternoon tea treats with Prosecco and bottomless teapots for your sitting.

The first event will be Sunday 31st March 2019 - Mothering Sunday.  Aww!

Glass of Prosecco or Elderflower and Lemonade included
 (more available to purchase if you wish)

Mini Prawn Cocktails

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A variety of fresh Sandwiches:
Smoked Salmon with Lemon, Egg Mayonnaise with Cress,

Ham with Mustard, Cream Cheese & Cucumber, Cheddar & Relish

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Lemon Drizzle Cake with Lemon and Passionfruit Curd

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Iced Mincemeat Plait

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Shortbread Teapots

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Chocolate Brownie (award winning)

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Meringue Whirls

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Choose from Chocolate or Lemon Meringue Choux Buns

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Cups of Colourful Jelly

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Fresh Warm Plump Scones with Clotted Cream -

taste all 4 of our Luxury Preserves

and try the WARM MINI SCONUTS (our legendary doughnut versions!)

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PLUS have the fun experience of Blending Your Own Tea!

(Yes, you can have traditional English Breakfast or Earl Grey but if you feel more adventurous,
we have a Tea Blending Station where you can literally blend your own teas!) - or there's Caffetiere Coffee available if you prefer (and other drinks available).

NB: Once you book, we'll send you directions on how to find us.  No refunds possible alas, but you could gift your booked places to others and just let us know their names and requirements. Also, let us know about special dietary requirements - ring 01279 876661 or email.

At £30 per head, we are offering 3 sittings starting at noon, 2pm and 4pm.  We're already SOLD OUT for the 4pm sitting for Mothering Sunday. Do act quickly please: there's VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY now.  If you can't get a table for this event, why not try our next one which is FATHER'S DAY ON SUNDAY 16TH JUNE. We're going to offer a very Manly Afternoon Tea (!) full of treats like Handmade Sausage Rolls...Warm Welsh Rarebit with Ale....Coronation Chicken Sandwiches and so on!  Delicious.

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