I’d heard about afternoon tea at The Fourteas on Tripadvisor and when I mentioned it to my Dad, we decided to pay a visit! It is located in the centre of the town on Sheep Street, in a white washed Tudor style building with black wooden beams. We hadn’t booked our table and I was concerned we may not get a space as it was so busy, but we were lucky to be quickly given a seat.
Retro 40’s Decor
We shared the Ivor Novello Afternoon Tea between the two of us, which included a sandwich each, a fruit scone with strawberry jam and clotted cream, a selection of cakes, and a pot of tea. The afternoon tea is only £12.50 per person, which I think is really reasonable compared to the prices some places charge.
Next up, we chose the roast ham sandwiches, and cheddar cheese and pickle on white bread. They were freshly made, without the crusts, and included a light garnish of salad. The cakes and scones are all baked on the premises from locally sourced fresh ingredients, and they were all delicious! Our cake selection included a teapot shaped gingerbread biscuit, a super yummy pink meringue, a chunk of chocolate brownie, a macaroon, fairy cakes with buttercream, and a mini fruit and custard tart. So there was plenty to eat!
We really enjoyed our afternoon tea at Fourteas, and I would thoroughly recommend it for a special occasion, especially if it’s your birthday, as the waitresses all gather around you to sing!