Birthday Afternoon Tea at Stanneylands Hotel, Wilmslow.

I had been out the night before with my mum and her two students to A Tavola, Stockport . My mum wanted to take me afternoon tea to The Alderley Edge Hotel. I wasn’t sure my stomach/waistline could take it. I had gone to the gym the day before and I went the day after too. Anyway I’d been thinking of going to The Stanneylands hotel for a long time and this was an opportunity. I scouted the place out during my journey home the previous day and it looked lovely. It had been refurbished recently, I don’t know what it used to look like. I only really went for a look but I found myself being booked for afternoon tea. I didn’t protest because I wanted it anyway.

On my birthday the sun was out and it was warm.

We got a window seat. We chose the traditional afternoon teas. The tea were brought in lovely pots with cute cups and saucers. They were made by Churchill. Many years ago a long gone department store in Stockport sold a lot of Churchill dinner sets and I almost bought one, I got Denby instead.

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Then the afternoon tea arrived on a single stand. The waitress was using two hands as if she was holding a kettle bell.

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A good amount of sandwiches and large scones. The butties were prawn, cheese, ham and mustard and egg mayo. Yummy. I thought the salad was unnecessary, a waste of food. The scones were good. They were actually a bit too big after so many teas with piddly little scones. My mum only ate one and I took one home.  What of the sweets? The most important part.

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They look great. Chocolate mousse, sticky toffee with coffee cream, raspberry cheesecake and brownie. My mum didn’t eat her mousse so I had to. They were all great though the mousse was somehow not that chocolatey in flavour.

It was a lovely afternoon tea in a nice venue. The staff were great. Recommended.

 

 

 

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3 comments

  1. Oh my goodness me, its years since I went to Stanneylands Hotel. I now live in Nottingham but lived in Cheadle over 30 years ago and have friends and family in Wilmslow. We were always going to that hotel for meals.

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  2. It most definitely is, doesn’t look like the same place at all but obviously, the food looks as good. It’s always had a great reputation and we knew the original owners back in the year 🙂 Thanks for the memories

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