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August 29, 2013

Afternoon Tea at Teapots, Olney

While I love having Afternoon Tea in posh hotels in London; I do find that the traditional tea rooms scattered around the United Kingdom offer fabulous Afternoon Teas for a fraction of the price.

Situated on the border of Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire is the delightful little market town of Olney – if you are in the area make sure you stop and pop into the cute collection of tiny shops for a spot of shopping and Afternoon Tea at Teapots, especially if you are gluten free.

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These were the normal fillings however the winner for me was the bread; it was so light and fluffy and reminded me of normal bread!


The scone was fantastic and passed my scone test with flying colours; it was easy to cut into, it didn’t my tooth and it was extremely yummy!  My only issue was the cream; it wasn’t clotted which was slightly disappointing.

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Teapots pride themselves on using recipes from classic British recipe books like Mrs Beetons and the Bero Book.

The vintage cake stand included a Victoria sponge and chocolate cake which were both scrummy and disappeared very quickly into my tummy!

As a cute addition, fresh strawberries from a local farm were provided at the end of the Afternoon Tea.

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Below is a photo of the normal gluten loaded Afternoon Tea which offers the same items as the Gluten Free Afternoon tea.

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As usual I went for a light tea and choose a Silver Needles which I find extremely refreshing on a hot summers day or whenever you eat Afternoon Tea.  I loved that we were given a really large pot of tea!

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If you love quirky vintage tea rooms then you are going to love Teapots.  The tearooms weren’t that busy when we first arrived so I had a chance to look over the gorgeous displays.

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The service was spot on and we were looked after extremely well.

Would I go back – yes!  Teapots is less than a 30 minute drive from our house so we will definitely be gracing Teapots with our presence again sometime in the future!

I made our booking via Twitter (twitter account @teapotsolney) and was lucky enough to grab their Afternoon Tea deal of 2 for £20 which is a bargain.


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