An Unplanned Trip To Dotty’s Teahouse

Today after the school drop offs number five and I made our way to meet friends for a morning of soft play.

Due to arriving on the wrong day we had four upset little ones to pacify after we had let them down!

I had spoken to my friend about the recently opened Dotty’s Teahouse in Carshalton and we decided to pop in and bribe the children with cake!

We apprehensively found a table beautifully set up with cute mismatched china and wondered how this was going to pan out with so many inquisitive little fingers with us.

A lovely lady in a spectacular 50’s style uniform, complete with headscarf came over to inform us there was in fact a great children’s area at the back of the shop that they all immediately took to so we could get on with the important task of choosing from the delicious homemade cakes they have to offer.

You can’t have a slice of cake without a good cup of tea and with their extensive range of loose leaf teas to chose from there really is something for everyone.

With a slice of moist, lime sponge for me and a scrumptious chocolate tiffin for number five we spent well over an hour filling our tummies in the beaufiful surroundings.

There is not only food and drink on offer in this tea house.  There is also a great selection of gifts and cards to chose from that would make really special gifts.
I am so pleased that our original plans were scuppered and we got the chance to experience everything this teahouse has to offer.

It makes a welcome change to be able to visit a tearoom as quaint and beautifully decorated as this and feel completely at ease with having little ones with you.  There is plenty of space to manuve buggies and plenty to keep them occupied.

I would highly recommend popping along to see for yourself everything they have to offer and I know they we will be in very soon to sample some more delicious cake!

New Year Treat At Georgous Gerties

Choosing a Christmas present for my Mum and Dad is always tricky so my sister and I now club together to take them out for a treat rather than buy them a gift they will probably never use.

I wrote a post the other day on how depressing it is once all the Christmas and New Year celebrations have finished so we decided to take Mum and Dad for afternoon tea at Georgous Gerties in Dorking which is somewhere we’ve not tried before.

I arrived late as usual and Mum and Dad were already sitting with tea in hand inside the quaint tea rooms.  It has been decorated wonderfully with lots of vintage items and pretty bunting which is always a hit with me!

  
I have sampled many an afternoon tea in my time but I’ve never been somewhere that caters for the children specifically.  They had their very own cake stand of simple sandwiches, retro sweets, vegetable crudités and yummy crispy cakes.  They were over the moon to be made to feel so special.

   
 
Unfortunately I was at the wrong end of the table to get any pictures of the adults cake stands but I can ashore you they were full of the brim with tasty sandwiches, homemade cakes and delicious scones that I topped with way to much jam and cream!

  
While at the table I had a little nose at what else was on offer as it came out of the kitchen and there seemed to be a great looking selection of lots of other hot and cold food and a rather scrumptious looking milkshake.

Normally a setting like this makes me feel on edge with the children but the staff were great with them and a selection of toys nustled in the fireplace kept them amused.

   
 
Not only do they serve wonderful food there is also a selection of great gifts, an old fashioned sweet shop and a creative workshop offering classes that I’m going to be looking into for the future.

If you are looking for somewhere to celebrate a special occasion or simply somewhere to have something good to eat I would highly recommend popping along and seeing for yourselves.