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Quintessentially English

 

are the tea rooms in merry old England - spotted in Goodnestone Park, Kent, often visited by the young Jane Austen who enjoyed dancing; the novel "Pride and Prejudice" was inspired by her experiences here. I love the vintage, flowery tea or coffee cups and the wax tablecloth which reminds me of my childhood days in the kitchen - and there is often an abundant choice of sponge cakes, scones and other sweets, all home-made, of course. My flapjack was delicious. In other lovely tea rooms we savoured a Ploughman's lunch and a Lady Catherine de Bourgh Cream Tea.

Quintessentially English

 

are the tea rooms in merry old England - spotted in Goodnestone Park, Kent, often visited by the young Jane Austen who enjoyed dancing; the novel "Pride and Prejudice" was inspired by her experiences here. I love the vintage, flowery tea or coffee cups and the wax tablecloth which reminds me of my childhood days in the kitchen - and there is often an abundant choice of sponge cakes, scones and other sweets, all home-made, of course. My flapjack was delicious. In other lovely tea rooms we savoured a Ploughman's lunch and a Lady Catherine de Bourgh Cream Tea.

comments (5)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 25 Jun 2017, 02:54
Between you and Alan, Philine, I am yearning for a Cream Tea treat!
Philine: You did enjoy the Cream Tea in England, too, as I remember. Many thanks, Ray!
You must have been in Heaven!
Philine: I was rather in Heaven in the garden of Goodnestone Park with the arboretum. Many thanks, Elizabeth!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Jun 2017, 06:49
This could be nowhere else in the world Philine
Philine: You are right, and the kind lady wore an apron. Many thanks, Chris!
There has been a real revival in English tea rooms. We have a fine one near us called Tagwell Tea Rooms. The do a wonderful afternoon tea
Philine: Is there any connection with Cameron's appeal a few years ago to the 'big society', for example to maintain pubs ....? It is a wonderful revival. I had twice a fine cream tea during my last trip. I'll post pictures of lunch and cream tea on the following sundays. Many thanks, Bill!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Jun 2017, 09:15
The prices look very reasonable - a flapjack for 50p; a real bargain smile Your image shouts "MERRY OLD ENGLAND" with the delightful crockery.I think I would have opted for the home cooked ham.
Philine: As I noticed the English people love the flowery design considering dresses, clothes, crockery ... I also like the busy ladies in the tea rooms, often active on a honorary base. I, too, love the Merry Old England in the rural, quiet countryside, London is not my city, sorry. Many schoolclasses in our country are now avoiding London on their exchange trips. Many thanks, Alan!

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