Last summer, Victoria from Spoken Reveries and I headed down to Rowhill Grange Hotel for some Afternoon Tea. Rowhill Grange is a four silver-star luxury hotel that is based on the outskirts of Dartford. It is a stunning Victorian manor house based on rolling grounds that also holds the award-winning Utopia Spa.
The hotel offers Private Afternoon Tea served in The Pavillion Suite which was very tranquil. The meal was as expected, quintessentially British and consisted of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam and a selection of cakes with tea and coffee.
As usual we had a tray to share between us but I was surprised by how sparse the sandwiches were. However the food was lovely – the scones were tasty and warm and the cakes were were delicious. My only criticism are about the sandwiches which I thought were rather anorexic looking.
We had six to share between the two of us. We did enquire for more (like Oliver Twist) and we were told that it would be an extra charge so we decided to scrap that. On the flip side the teapots were huge (check out the video above) we had one each and I think we could have got four or five cups out of it. So kudos to the people at Rowhill for keeping us well watered.
I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The decor was immaculate; very spacious and clean. I would recommend this place if you fancy an intimate dinner or are staying at the Spa and fancy treating yourself.
Traditional Afternoon Tea at Rowhill Grange Hotel is priced at £27.95 for each person.
For more information, please visit their website.