In June of last year I had the pleasure of taking Joanne down to Marlfield House in Gorey Co. Wexford I am only blogging on it now as I found my photos of the day on my hard drive this afternoon. As we arrived through the gates of Marlfield on a gorgeous sunny day last summer we marveled at how beautiful this country house looks. Marlfield House is a luxury 4 star hotel on the road from Gorey to Courtown and is about an hour from Dublin if I remember correctly, I will include the usual links at the bottom of my post. We headed down for a spot of Afternoon Tea, I think it was the first time we had it before or at least my first. I stumbled across Marlfield on Ireland's Blue Book which is a fantastic resource for hotels and accommodation around Ireland. When we arrived in to the restaurant we were greeted by some extremely nice staff, who asked us would we like to sit out on terrace seen as it was such a stunning day. We were happy to comply ( however we should have probably realized sitting out in a garden would attract every kind of fly and bee ). Anyhow we ordered our Afternoon Tea for 2 :
As you can see we got a massive selection, I opted for coffee and Joanne had tea. We got 2 open face ham sandwiches, 2 cheese & relish, 2 smoked salmon, and 2 crab for the savoury selection The sweet selection consisted of 2 scones with blackberry jam & clotted cream, 2 shortbread biscuits, and 2 cookies. The selection was delicious and my highlight was the scones, the clotted cream was so good with the blackberry jam. We absolutely loved our first Afternoon Tea experience at Marlfield. We also had an opportunity to wander through the stunning gardens, it made for a perfect day down in Wexford. Its also one of the most reasonable Afternoon Teas we have had coming in €13.50 each which is really good. I strongly recommend a visit to Marlfield House. Our next Afternoon Tea will be at the Connaught Hotel http://www.the-connaught.co.uk/mayfair-london-afternoon-tea/.
My god I cannot wait as we are going to London in March for my Christmas present from Joanne, she is taking me to Le Gavroche!
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