Eat Out: Step back in time with this Cream Tea at Period Tearooms, Battlesbridge Essex

Let’s face it you can’t go wrong with a traditional cream tea especially when you are sat in a courtyard on the first day of the Summer sunshine. Battlesbridge is one of the cutest and quaintest villages I’ve been to since moving to Essex and the Period Tearooms is situated opposite the well known Antiques Centre. Inside, the tea rooms are floral, ornate and beautifully traditional. Outside is much the same with 4 or 5 cast iron table and chairs, a snug fit within the small courtyard.

I’d planned to bring my mum here for their Afternoon High Tea but unbeknown to me you are required to order this in advance. That being said we more than enjoyed our sandwiches and scones ordered from the regular menu and came away more than satisfied and full.

The Cream Tea comes with a pot of bottomless tea of your choice served in “Grandmas” crockery, it’s true what they say a cup of tea is always so much nicer out of a teapot and cup. The fruit scone is served on a slate heart with fresh fruit, butter, clotted cream, and Tiptree jam.  I’d been told that Tiptree jams are the best and with a choice or strawberry, raspberry or apricot rest assured they will not disappoint.

My favourite part of a cream tea is without a doubt the clotted cream, get this wrong and the whole thing is ruined! Period Tearooms cream was thick yet spreadable and smooth yet flavoursome. Nailed in my opinion!

Where would you recommend for a traditional cream tea?


The Old Sack Store, Hawk Hill, Battlesbridge, Essex, SS11 7RE

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