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Afternoon Tea at Great Fosters

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USD 51 - USD 58
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I treated members of my family to afternoon tea but was very disappointed with the overall experience. We had to wait nearly an hour for our food and everything seemed very chaotic. The sandwiches were dry an we had to ask for more tea. For...the price they charge I would have expected much better and will not be returning.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really recommend it, I spent a day with my family having some delicious afternoon tea served by an amazing staff! Thank you very much for the splendid time spent there! Xoxo

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 23 August 2021

Went for Anniversary treat - very disappointed with the whole experience. Well below average, and overpriced. The sandwiches were unimaginative, the cakes nothing special and the scones were hard, didn't seem fresh. The staff were pleasant but inattentive. For a 5 star hotel it leaves...a lot to be desired with regard to their afternoon tea.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 23 August 2021

Firstly the positives, plenty of free parking, staff friendly and very helpful. We had booked to sit inside, as the British weather can be unpredictable. The weather actually turned out to be very nice. We were taken to a smallish, dim, stuffy room, the only...window was blocked by the plants outside. We asked if we could be moved to another room, which we were without issue. The sandwiches were dull and uninspiring, the chef must be really bored, ham, egg, chees & cucumber, all on plain white bread. The filling was so sparse you could barely tell what you were eating. You got 4 finger sandwiches per person. Cakes were dull and unexciting, a chocolate brownie, lemon sponge (like a tray bake), a macaroon and a tart. The only saving grace were the scones which were lovely. £35.00 plus service charge is way over priced for this uninspired tea. Go to the Christopher Wren in Windsor, so much nicer and cheaper including a glass of Prosecco.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 1 August 2021 via mobile

Dry sparsely filled sandwiches. The egg one smelt of fish. Just four fingers each. Hard to attract attention from staff to ask for refill of tea and coffee. Expensive for poor service and mediocre food.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 23 July 2021

We did have a slight hiccup with one waitress who was a bit abrupt with us upon our arrival. We were unhappy with how she had spoken to us, and felt upset as we had travelled an hour to get to Great Foster to celebrate...our mum's 84th birthday. Before we could call someone over to talk to them, Manfred, the Estate Grill Manager approached us. We talked to him and he was amazing. He found us a lovely table in the shade and gave us a complementary glass of bubbly. He was very attentive and the rest of the waitresses were lovely too. We had a lovely tea which included sandwiches, cream tea and petit fours. It made my mum's birthday feel very special. Want to give a massive thank you to Manfred....went above and beyond.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 5 July 2021 via mobile

Delicious sandwiches, cakes, scones and fabulous teas followed by a walk around the gardens. Loved the garden rooms to explore. Great service. Thank you for a very special afternoon.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 24 June 2021 via mobile

We had our tea outside but also great set up inside in the lounge so great anytime of year. The selection was great and tasted incredible. Service faultless always there for any thing you wish from extra tea, champagne, pimms etc.

Date of visit: May 2021
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GreatFosters1931, Guest Relations Manager at Afternoon Tea at Great Fosters, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2021

Thank you for your wonderful comments. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your afternoon tea al fresco and hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 20 June 2021 via mobile

Have visited Great Fosters twice before for afternoon tea and it was fabulous but so disappointed yesterday. Before the sandwiches would be brought separately and once eaten them a large tray came round so you could pick more of your favourites and they were on...different breads like beetroot . Yesterday we had 4 finger sandwiches which were on dry bread which looked like hovis. Before the cake stand would arrive with scones wrapped in napkins to keep them warm and then there was a Victoria sponge and on the top beautiful patisseries (like seen on Professional Bake Off). This time there was no Victoria sponge just a tiny tart, piece of lemon cake, chocolate cake and little choux bun (more like the cakes you would make at home ). This is not a cheap afternoon tea and we have had better for a lot less. Very disappointing I just hope they read their reviews and go back to the fabulous teas of yesterdayMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 18 June 2021

Took my best friend for a birthday treat but felt let down. Sandwiches had little to no filling and the bread was dry on one side. Scones were very nice but lemon sponge cake and chocolate fudge cake were pretty average. Tea was so weak...we had to send it back. The bill was £78 just for the above. It really should have been better.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Barry J
14 August 2020|
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Response from OllietheCat_9 | Reviewed this property |
We used to love the scones and the Victoria sponge cake. Very disappointing.
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Orint
6 June 2018|
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Response from GreatFosters1931 | Property representative |
We would love to welcome your family for tea. Afternoon tea for young children is £15. Just let us know when booking if your children need plain sandwiches.
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JessicaM7760
4 March 2018|
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Response from GreatFosters1931 | Property representative |
We offer sandwiches, Victoria sponge and cakes for our vegan afternoon tea.
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Afternoon Tea at Great Fosters is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5