On Friday we went to Bath (which is but 20 miles from our Cottage) and although it's changed since out first visit, it was fun to walk the streets again, find the Antique District (I did buy two napkin rings!), visit the Abbey and take a boat ride down the River Avon to Bath Hampton where we had lunch.
Twenty four years ago on that first trip to Bath, Husband Jim and I had tea in The Pump Room. An elegant afternoon tea of sandwiches and cakes and scones and cream and jam. Really, my first elegant afternoon tea. I was enchanted!
It's a big space and elegantly decorated and there was piano music playing softly in the background. The big tables for 10 that filled the room 24 years ago have been replaced by tables for two, three or four.
It was tea time in England and the room was full -- mostly ladies but some couples. Treating their wives to tea in the Pump Room.
Their speciality is afternoon tea --
Served on a silver curate. You begin at the bottom with sandwiches, then the middle layer of scones and cream and jam and finally you reach the top layer of sweets.
We had just eaten lunch and instead of Afternoon Tea we decided to just have tea and a treat . .
Therefore, a pot of tea and a Bath Bun was our afternoon nosh on this stop at The Pump Room in Bath.
The Bath Bun, a nice tea treat -- served toasted with butter. It was yummy and the perfect treat for this afternoon.
It's Saturday and I'm joining Bernideen at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for her Saturday Tea in the Garden. The elegant Pump Room taking place of a garden this Saturday.