It was 'just fine.' It certainly wasn't bad but I wouldn't really recommend it. I thought the scones (a highlight of a proper cream tea) were like old Bisquick biscuits actually. They were very oddly slow for having only 6 people there and one lady was pushy/rushing us or something and yet they took like 35 minutes to bring us the next 'course.' Totally (dorky) outdated decor and though they were trying to be Victorian it just looked cheesy.
K,<BR> I am sorry you did not have a great experience at the tearoom. It is important that you inform your server of anything not to your liking so it can be handled immediately. The presentation of your next course in our High Tea is determined by whether or not you have finished your previous course and not by time. Our scones are made from a traditional Scottish recipe and I assure you there is no Bisquick on the premises. Many of decorations in the tea room are from its 20 year legacy. The 1880 Welsh hutch was purchased by the original owner of the tearoom, and has been in a central point of the tea room since its first day of operation in 1988. The tea cup chandeliers are also 20 years old and we to receive many positive compliments on them. Many of the other decorations also have special stories behind them. The simple green teapot on one of the shelves always sat on my 90 year old grandmother's stove brewing tea. She was a great tea lover and the teapot is a symbol of many memories related to drinking tea. There are many similar stories associated with the decorations of which you are critical. Again if you had asked, rather than use the internet to criticize, you might have judged something not as out dated and 'dorky' (your word), but rather as sentimental with an enduring legacy. With businesses everywhere going under each day, Sweet Afton's Tea Room has endured for 20 years by continuing to build on the meaningful, friendly, and pleasant experiences that most customers have enjoyed in our tea room. The legacy continues............<BR> Sincerely,<BR> Al Wilkerson