For posts on various restaurants that I visited, go here.
Prologue: May 10th is National Small Business Day. One of those are these cute little mom and pop restaurants or locally owned cafes and dive-ins. This series brings forth those little nuggets of places that I visit for my meals.
A little pricier than usual for us, The Old Mill English Tea Room still gives you all the experience of an Afternoon Tea. Bonus, you get to visit with The Queen. 🙂
January 12th is Hot Tea Day. In honor of this day, here I present one of the tea joints that I visited with my friends. I am not a tea or a coffee person, so the first time I went to a tea room was approx. 5 years ago. And I thoroughly loved the experience.
When our favorite tea room closed down permanently as a result of COVID impact, we had been looking for a good place to go. Finally we found this place, The Old Mil English Tea Room that came closer. We liked it enough to go a second time here. Here are my 2 cents.
- Splendidly decorated in the English charm, making you feel you are in one of the villages in England. Clearly dedicated to the House of Windsor.
2. There was even a cutout of the late Queen Elizabeth II where the guest could take pictures with her. We too took a picture with her wearing these hats. The owner has a collection of hats in honor of the Queen’s passion for them. I wonder if they have a cutout of King Charles III now and will the hats still continue.
3. Food was delicious with an assorted selection of soups, appetizers and desserts.
4. A little high in price compared to the usual tea room we used to go to.
5. Close to Somersville Mill Trail in case you want to have a quick hike in before getting your tea.
6. Located in a charming town filled with antiques, horse farms and old world charm.
- Although food was delicious, we didn’t see the usual Afternoon Tea setup where we get a three tier of cute little appetizers, scones and desserts of our choice. I missed that experience, but the tea with the assorted selection of soups and entrees were delicious.