We’re fond of going out on a Sunday afternoon for a drive, especially as it usually involves a stop off for cake. We had been to Broom House Farm, which is located just outside Durham City, a few times for a cuppa and a slice of cake. It’s always fun to visit the animals, and they have a Woodland Adventure Trail which seems to be popular with families.
We were invited along to try their Afternoon Tea, which costs £19.95 for 2 and features unlimited tea refills. The child’s version is a very reasonable £6, which includes a pot of juice. The tearoom has always been popular, and booking is advisable for the Afternoon Tea or their Sunday lunch. The joy of eating here is you know the food they serve is, by and large, from the farm. A great advert for buying local. I’ll admit it’s hard to eat a ham sandwich here after seeing the piglets in the barn, but I have to forget that!The portions were huge, even for little piggies like us. We were given a choice of sandwiches, and the cake stand featured homemade quiche and cakes. The scone was especially good, and the rich chocolate cake had a jam filling alongside the chocolate buttercream. Jnr’s version had a sausage roll instead of quiche, which he liked a lot!
The food was good quality and the service was attentive. The fact the tearoom has such busy weekends is a testament to their standards. Admittedly it isn’t as refined as Afternoon Teas we’ve had at Wynyard Hall or Jesmond Dene House, but it was enjoyable. Being out in the countryside is fantastic for us as a family too.
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