Afternoon Tea at South Causey Inn

Afternoon Tea at South Causey Inn

11th November 2018 9 By Rachael Stray

As part of our turning 30 celebrations the girls and I booked the pamper party package at South Causey Inn which started off with Afternoon Tea.

After helping Joanne locate my house we filled up her car and headed twenty minutes down the road to South Causey Inn.

Despite a little mishap with the sat nav trying to take us the wrong day down a one way street we made it unscathed just a few minutes past 12.

As per the email instructions we headed straight inside for our Afternoon Tea.

The pamper party package includes Afternoon Tea, a deluxe bedroom with hot tub, beauty treatments in the room and  breakfast the next morning.

We were shown to our farm house kitchen table in the rustic restaurant and our drinks order was taken – coffee for Catherine and Joanne and a hot chocolate for me.

My hot chocolate was creamy and sweet and really hit the spot.

After a really short wait our individual picnic table of deliciousness was brought over to us and we couldn’t wait to dive in.

I started on the bottom layer – the picnic bench – with the sandwiches which included egg mayonnaise, cucumber and cream cheese, tuna and sweetcorn with mayonnaise, three Northumberland cheeses (smoked, cheddar and nettle) mixed with red onion and mayonnaise.

The sandwiches were delicate but delicious and we had two of each – so very generous.

Next I went for the fruit scone and applied a generous helping of strawberry jam and clotted cream – it was crumbly and tasty – a very good bake.

I then moved on to the next level – the picnic table – and got stuck into the cheese and grapes.

As we were enjoying getting stuck into our Afternoon Tea we caught up on all the gossip in each other’s lives and it was really lovely and chilled.

The restaurant isn’t huge but was almost full with many tables also enjoying Afternoon Tea.

It was really cosy with a log burning stove and distressed mis-matched farm style kitchen tables and chairs and a nice relaxed atmosphere.

We spotted the Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea being enjoyed at the table behind ours which looks like something my hubby would enjoy as he isn’t a finger sandwich kinda guy.

You get a hearty assortment of “tough” treats including pork sausage and fish finger ciabatta sandwiches, pork pie, black pudding scone, pancetta smoked cheese scone, Brown Ale brownie, Northumberland cheeses, grapes, battered Mars Bar, beef salad and a half of Real Ale.

Anyway I digress so back to our Afternoon Tea…

The strawberry milkshake and extremely chocolatey chip cookie were very sweet and a lovely way to end the Afternoon Tea.

Eventually we admitted our defeat and that we were absolutely stuffed so the friendly waitress asked if we’d like some boxes to pack up our leftover goodies so we could enjoy them later.

I carefully packed up my cheese scone, mini quiche, tray bake, milk chocolate crunchy tart and lemon sponge and mini sundae to enjoy later.

Once we had our leftover goodies carefully boxed up to go we headed to the reception to get checked in and to enjoy the rest of our pamper package.

Find out about the rest of our pamper party package at South Casey Inn.

Where is South Causey Inn?

South Causey Inn is half way between Durham and Newcastle.

Beamish Burn Road, Stanley,
Co. Durham.


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