We were given a choice of the cake we wanted as part of our Afternoon Tea and both chose Victoria Sponge. I bought a slice of Coffee Cake to take home with me afterwards for Raf as it looked nice. Other options included Carrot Cake and Lemon Drizzle. Dave specifically asked for cheese scones to be put aside for us as I told him of our fruit aversion, which I’m sure anyone else can do if booking in advance.
There are a selection of sandwich fillings to chose from, which is great for fusspots like us. We had Ham & Cheese, but there’s also Smoked Salmon & Coronation Chicken available. The sandwiches were well filled and freshly prepared. I once had an Afternoon Tea at Jesmond Dene House where the bread that had been stood in the air too long and had made it slightly stale. Not good.
Eating the cake was my absolute priority so we split a scone and left some sandwiches to take home with us. The scone was very good thicked in butter, and I’m looking forward to second helpings later. My niece really loved her cake, while I thought it was a little on the dry side. A little more jam or cream might have helped, but that could be my preference. The menu stated ‘cake selection’, and judging by the photo included it looked like smaller offerings of Cannoli and Caramel Shortcake. I’m not sure which I’d have preferred more. I like ‘picky’ Afternoon Teas where there’s lots of different things to try.
Their Afternoon Tea for two was £17.95 with a pot of tea. We came home with a doggy bag and had an enjoyable afternoon together. Corbridge Larder is definitely a great place to pop in for lunch if you’re in the area.
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