Considering I’ve avoided afternoon tea for so long, I’ve certainly made up for lost time.
This is my second Afternoon Tea in as many weeks.
In contrast to the Japanese Inspired Afternoon Tea at Sunset by Australia, this one was a much more traditional take on this afternoon delight.
A traditional Afternoon Tea from The Rabbit Hole Tea Room Stoke on Trent
Before we get on to the food, let’s talk about that decor.
Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, this family run tea room has been expertly decorated by the owners themselves.
From the lovingly restored parquet flooring, to the beautiful floral wall. Everywhere you look there is something new to see.
“Curiouser and curiouser!”
There’s even some faux grass on the ceiling for the ‘upside down’ world, alongside books strewn effortlessly, but precisely up an area of the wall.
The pictures don’t even come close to doing it justice.
The attention to detail at The Rabbit Hole Tea Room stretches from the decor through to the food.
For £15, afternoon tea at The Rabbit Hole is served on a beautiful cake stand made up of vintage plates.
Each level of the stand comes with homemade sandwiches, cakes and a special little shot of ‘shrinking juice’ (which is actually an elderflower and lime drink, but we won’t tell the children our secrets yet).
The Key Lime cake was by far the most scrumptious cake I’ve ever had. Tangy, rich, moist and moreish. It was divine.
All words I’ve never usually use to describe food, but when the cap fits you kind of have to.
There’s also the option for a children’s size Afternoon Tea…
Which sets you back an affordable £4.95.
With all the features of the three-tier version, the kids one also comes with magical rainbow drops and a touch more fruit on the plate.
Perfect pickings for tiny fingers.
The atmosphere of The Rabbit Hole is one which makes you feel at home.
Chatting over the Afternoon Tea, we didn’t feel rushed or like we were actually in a tea room at all.
It’s a hidden treasure that almost feels like a home away from home.
You can really tell that The Rabbit Hole Tea Room is a family business made for families.
With crayons and colouring to keep the little ones entertained whilst the food is being prepared, they also hide Peter Rabbit and Humpty Dumpty in the tea rooms. If you can find them you get a little treat at the end.
Which kept my niece very excited throughout…
Overall, for £15 per person (£4.95 for kids) for a beautiful Afternoon Tea, run by independent and passionate folk, The Rabbit Hole Tea Room in Stoke really is a wonderful place.
If Afternoon Tea isn’t quite your thing, don’t worry. They have a range of other fantastic options on the menu. From cakes and sandwiches to a full ploughman’s lunch. All at really affordable prices.
And I would highly recommend the Japanese Sencha tea. It’s my new hangover cure, I swear.
After visiting, my sister in law is now considering having my nieces birthday party there. Which speaks for itself really!
Oh, and my niece’s review? “I really liked it and my treat, it was yummy delicious 10/10″