Cream Tea Review: Edwardian Tea Rooms, Avoncroft

The first in a regular (?) series.

This tea room is at Avoncroft Museum of Buildings. I have to say I didn’t think Avoncroft was quite as exciting as the Black Country Living Museum, but it is probably worth going for the collection of phone boxes and a fully working electro-mechanical telephone exchange (complete with demonstrator).

Anyway, on to the cream tea.

Scone: small, satisfyingly short, plump fruit (7/10)

Cream: a small pot of Rodda’s clotted cream per scone. I always find that’s slightly too little. (7/10)

Jam: a locally sourced strawberry jam packed with caramel flavours, from a local supplier – can buy it in the tea room (9/10)

Tea: a very good selection of leaf teas, I had oolong (8/10)

Presentation: the cream tea served with lovely china plates and cups (9/10).

Setting:  a reconstructed Edwardian tea room looks just the picture, nice views of Worcestershire country side and a good wind-mill (8/10)

A terrific score of 48/60! well done.

3 thoughts on “Cream Tea Review: Edwardian Tea Rooms, Avoncroft”

  1. That’s a bit spooky! my team went there last week to do some voluntary work and they really cleaned up the place so hope you appreciated their hard work:) I am ashamed to say I didn’t go as I had to do some normal work:)
    they said the tea was good too!

    1. Weird! Well it did seem very clean so I guess they did a good job 🙂 Get down there for a cream tea!

  2. Hi, I’m the Catering Manager at Avoncroft & have just happened by this review, purely by accident – thank you very much! I’m really pleased you enjoyed the Cream Tea!

    Can I just point out though, that it wasn’t actually inside the tea room that the above-mentioned team cleaned up, it was various parts of the site & they did a very excellent job! Well done!

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