Tea for two at Beaverbrook Surrey is definitely a worthwhile and unforgettable experience. Beaverbrook is a luxurious hotel, spa, restaurant, golf club and events venue.
The drive along the Reigate Road in Leatherhead, takes you to an easy to miss entrance and windy path set in acres of greenery, wildlife, and woodland. As you descend upon the impressive, late-Victorian mansion you feel you have really escaped the hustle and bustle of life. It is a place to retreat, unwind and take in the magnificent views while soaking up the 100-year history of the splendid house and garden.
It was once home to one of the most powerful men of 20th Century Britain, Lord Beaverbrook, the owner of the Express Newspaper Group and minister during both World Wars. He bought the property in 1911. He was also a close friend and confidante of Churchill who gave him a room at the house as he spent so much time there.
We had afternoon tea in the lounge where they serve a wide range of loose leaf teas, sandwiches and pastries. The finger sandwiches were filled with a variety of fillings including,
Chalk Stream Trout, Lemon Butter and Dill Crème Fraîche on Wholemeal Bread,
Cucumber, Cream Cheese and Shallot on White Bread,
Duck Egg and Shizo Mayonnaise on Tomato Bread, and
Roast Beef, Horseradish Mayonnaise, Watercress on Basil Bread.
We also had, Plain & Raisin Scones Served with Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream and Butterfly aThe Bee Jams.
Pastries included Sacher Torte Salted Caramel Éclair and Lemon Tart
This was my first visit to Beaverbrook and it will not be my last, there are still so many more things to explore and experience. I look forward to coming back in the summer for lunch or dinner and to maybe try the spa.