First off- terrible service! I felt ignored and the owner was less than friendly. I will say, the food selection is extensive but the quality is poor. I was not a fan of the sandwiches offered or the idea of having to stick to the one tea I ordered. Plus- a $5 fee for choosing a better tea is just ridiculous! I will not be returning or suggesting this place to anyone!
I have been to the tea room many times and part of the reason I keep coming back is the environment! I love coming on weekdays especially- I never feel rushed and I can sit back and relax without the worry of formal seating times. Weekends are a whole different story! Saturdays are a different kind of experience- a lot busier, louder, and there are most definitely formal seating times. Saturdays are more the days where I bring my friends for a birthday party or something- weekdays are just for me or even better with a friend for a quiet, intimate tea time. The other nice thing is that there are splatterings of religion instead of being an' in your face' type establishment. If you want prayer or religion- you know it's there but you aren't pushed to have any religious beliefs. It kinda shows the strength of the owner to be able to have a place that she can freely state what she believes instead of hiding it. All in all, the english rose is an amazing place to eat or relax or have a nice get together with friends! I love having it here in town so that I can stop in during the week whenever I want!