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“Guided house tour and afternoon tea”
Review of Stoneleigh Abbey

Stoneleigh Abbey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guided tour of the house was about 1 hour and gave you an insight in to the house and it's history. The male guide was humourous and made us laugh all the way round, putting everyone in our small group at ease. He should be on the stage for acting skills as well.

The afternoon tea was in the orangery by the river with plesant views. Couldn't fault the quality of the sandwiches or cakes, but the service needs some improvements, which I hope they take on board.
Firstly there's no menu on the tables, so you don't know what sandwiches or types of cakes are being offered until your waiter informs you. We were offered 3 different cakes, but our waiter didn't inform us what the sandwiches consisted of. It wasn't until I asked (as Im a pescatarian) that ham was incuded, but which was then substituted. However, he returned to the table to inform me that the red velvet cake was not vegetarian. Also there were only fruit scones, no plain scones. The above could be averted if a simple menu in a plastic holder was on the table informing of choice(s) and indicated whether vegetarian, vegan or if there are nuts etc for those who have allergies. We also had to ask for the milk and a top up of water for our tea.

Thank Jane343010
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were lovely and so was the afternoon tea! Disappointed that w had to pay £10 to get in though!

1  Thank Ian L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Stoneleigh Abbey with my wife just to experience their afternoon tea.
Excellent. The grounds were excellent to walk around. The river flows through the grounds, very relaxing. There was even a cricket match on during our walk.
The tea in in nice room called the "Orangery". This is Glass building overlooking the river. Excellent. There are various items on the menu ie something for everyone.
We only have some cake (scone) with tea (£6.50)
We both thought that we would get 1 scone with cream and jam. How wrong were we when we both received 2 large scone. We could have done with a little more (fresh) cream. However, I'm sure that the friendly staff would have accommodated with a little more. On the whole, an excellent experience with both the tea ans the walk.
Worth a trip.

1  Thank mrmpatel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing more relaxing and inspiring than a walk through the grounds by the river Avon on a summer day. Plenty of wild life, variety of landscapes, riverside, woods, formal gardens and even a cricket pitch with (if lucky) a match
The house has been partially separated into apartments meaning that tours around some of the stunning formal rooms is always led by a guide
Excellent home, tea rooms and grounds but may have limited appeal for younger children

Thank Stuart J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us just had Afternoon Tea in the Orangery.Very disappointing and certainly not worth the £65 paid.
Don't bother with the coffee. Earl Grey ok apparently.
Sandwiches poor as was the cake selection.
Scones far too large.
A lovely setting but Orangery decor needs improving.
Get rid of artificial flowers, blue Ivy and faded blue pictures.
Beautiful roses outside door, why not use them?

Thank Anne B
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