The Tiny Teapot
23 High St, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8AL
So it has been a while since I have posted a review about local places that serve some finger-licking-good sandwiches, some scrummy scones and some tempting treats. This most certainly doesn’t mean that I haven’t been hopping around, it just means I have been doing a lot more scoffing than I have writing so I have a bit of catching up to do 🙂
I have my tea next to me and am ready to fire away, so hold on to your slippers….
Today’s post sends us to Biddenden home to The Tiny Teapot tearoom, which is indeed very teeny tiny. Whilst some keen afternoon tea connoisseurs are not fans of extremely intimate settings, others will go to the ends of the earth to find the cutest places to sit in and natter away. Based on the quaint high street of Biddenden, The Tiny Teapot is the most perfect cosy setting and is often frequented by locals and passersby. Just opposite the road there is a traditional pub and a lovely Michelin star restaurant, and the calibre of the tearoom most certainly matches.
The tearoom has quite a few tables inside and the odd one outside for if you manage to nab it up on a sunny day. The decor inside is traditionally vintage with lace table covers and the quaint feel continues with little teapots hanging from the ceiling and blackboards displaying the extensive menu. The menu is certainly big enough to offer lots of variety which I wasn’t expecting from this petite place.
In the end I had to sample the afternoon tea. What I love most about afternoon teas is the variety – you get a bit of savoury, a bit of sweet and a bit of scone that straddles in between 🙂 I also had to go for the full shebang as Josh picked the afternoon tea and I often suffer from food jealousy and end up stealing his 😉 We did choose different cakes though with the idea of ‘sharing’ them both. In hindsight this never goes down well – inevitably we both end up liking the same one an incyyy bit more!
What I find so refreshing about afternoon teas away from the capital is that you can ask for ‘non-traditional’ afternoon tea things like squash woo 🙂 On a warm day I need something to quench the thirst before I dive into the tea and I don’t think you could ever ask for squash in Fortnum and Masons 😉 At the Tiny Teapot you will get nothing less than a smile if you ask for whatever is on the menu – regardless of your age!
Another pleasant surprise about the afternoon tea at The Tiny Teapot was that you got served a slab of cake of your choice. Petite patisseries that are normally served with most afternoon teas are excellent to get a variety of flavours to try but sometimes you just know what you want 😉
So if you are in the area or fancy a little trip out, hop along to the Tiny Teapot. I have given it a 5 teacup rating; I thought it was great value for great food and a lovely setting. You know what they say, all good things come in small packages 😉
Have a beau-TEA-ful day!