Tucked secretly away in Essex countryside gardens is the THE SECRET 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 is not available as an every-day Tea Room but is 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 bottomless teapots for your sitting. PS Be sure to let us know if you're gluten free, vegetarian or vegan (or about allergies) when you book.
Summer Afternoon Tea with Pimms: Saturday 17th August 2019
MAIN MENU @ £30 per head to include your delicious Welcome Pimms!
(Gluten free // vegan //children's options available - please let us know when booking)
Mini Prawn Cocktail
A variety of fresh Sandwiches:
Smoked Salmon with Lemon
Cucumber with Cream Cheese
Egg Mayonnaise with Cress
Cheddar with Relish
An assortment of sweet treats including:
Lemon Meringue Choux Buns
Coffee and Walnut Cake
Iced Puff Pastry Plait
All-Butter Shortbread Shapes
Chocolate Brownie (award winning)
Fresh Warm Plump Scones with lashings of Clotted Cream - and try all 4 of our Luxury Preserves
...and our infamous WARM MINI SCONUTS (legendary doughnut versions!)
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 tea to try) - or there's Caffetiere Coffee available if you prefer
Other drinks available to purchase including Beer, Prosecco and soft drinks
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. PS let us know about special dietary requirements - ring 01279 876661 or email.
At £28 per head, we are offering 3 sittings starting at noon, 2.15pm and 4.30pm. Do act quickly please:our first event sold out.
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The following event will be Saturday 26th October with Gin and Botanicals
Autumn Afternoon Tea with a Blend-Your-Own Gin @ £34 per head (bookings available soon)
(we have flavouring ingredients from rose petals to lavender, organic citrus peel to dried Earl Grey)