Tudor Barn Afternoon Tea – The Review

Find out what happened when we went for Afternoon Tea at Henry VIII's old back yard

Afternoon Tea at the Tudor Barn - Greenwich

On a Tuesday afternoon in August we found ourselves visiting the Tudor Barn in Eltham, in the royal borough of Greenwich.

The Tudor Barn dates back to the 16th century and sits among 13 acres of beautiful gardens, it even has its own medieval moat.

It also happens to serve up a very reasonably priced Afternoon Tea at £15 per person.

Strolling through the well-kept gardens we were greeted in the dining room by very welcoming staff.

16th Century Barn - Picture Credit - tudorbarneltham.com

The room was comfortable, slightly dark and moody but let’s remember that it is a very old building.

We must say this afternoon tea was very generous.

Tudor Barn - Afternoon Tea

With an afternoon tea stand shared between two, each tier was filled with the usual delights and then some.

Let’s start with the savoury tier, a finger sandwich selection on a mix of white and brown fresh bread. Fillers included: Chicken mayonnaise, cream cheese and cucumber, Egg mayonnaise and salmon and soft cheese.

Handmade Scones - with clotted cream and jam

The middle tier was a selection of fresh handmade scones, I love it when they are still warm. We were given two each with a pot of clotted cream and a selection of mini jam jars. Soft, light and fluffy (and warm) perfect.

A tier of miniatures

The top tier was filled with a real selection of different miniature treats.

Each cake was a bitesize amount, just enough to fulfil your sweet tooth and to indulge in another.

We were presented with macarons, coffee and chocolate cake, mini strawberry cheesecake, a mini treacle tart and a caramel eclair.

All rich and delicious.

We couldn’t eat them all, thankfully our cakes were wrapped for us to take home.

I loved the way the cups and saucers were vintage and mismatched, it was a nice touch.

Our experience at The Tudor Barn was pure indulgence. This afternoon tea is a true local gem. If you are ever in the Eltham area visiting Eltham Palace it is definitely worth a stop off.

At £15 each this was

With love,

The Greenwich Tea Co.

lovers of tea and cake