As we’re heading to Brazil for Christmas (traditional Christmas destination!) I’ve been cramming in the extra festiveness. I had my Christmas decorations up by 24th November – I don’t care what you say, I like Christmas. And as part of that mission, we visited the Fourteas tearoom in Stratford upon Avon for their Christmas Ivor Novello Afternoon Tea.
The Fourteas is a forties themed tea room and all the waitresses are in headscarves and floral print frocks. The menu is presented in a ration card and the crockery is that chunky teal pottery.
The tiered stand includes around of sandwiches each. I enjoyed the Churchill Club sandwich on toasted brown with chicken, bacon, lettuce and tomato. A scone each and a selection of Christmas themed cakes and biscuits. The festive Ivor Novello comes with a glass of fizz or mulled wine.
Between the five of us, we weren’t able to finish off all our afternoon tea and they provided us with a cardboard box, akin to the evacuee’s parcels, to take home our leftovers in.
Festive Afternoon tea is £20 per person including fizz, £15 per person without. The Fourteas normal Ivor Novello afternoon tea is available all year round but takes on a festive twist in December. The place gets busy so it’s worth booking in advance. Open 9.30 – 5pm Monday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm on Sunday.