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The Hoghton Tower Vaio Tea Room

Hoghton PR5 0SH, England
+44 1254 852986
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“soups” (2 reviews)
“cake” (3 reviews)
“scones” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Soups
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
Hoghton PR5 0SH, England
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

As a cafe this is 5* - self service up at the till, pick your cake or soup/sandwich and drink, boom job done. However we went in for a main meal (there are a few bigger options on the menu) and it was 3*. It's...More

Thank Anne J
Reviewed 22 August 2017

plenty to choose from and the the quality is excellent. lovely setting, and the staff were very welcoming.

Thank melra1l
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Average pot of tea. Average scone and cream. Above average price 🙈. Nothing particularly bad about the place, just nothing great either! Shame really as the grounds are beautiful!

Thank Jody H
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Visited for lunch. Although menu quite limited there were daily specials and a choice of two soups. There was a good selection of home made cakes and scones. A lovely little tea room to stop and take refreshments in the surroundings of this historic estate.

Thank Irene W
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I visited the tea room today for the first time and will definitely be back! The staff were friendly and efficient. The food is of a outstanding quality, all fresh, well presented and tasty. We had a chocolate brownie for desert and it was excellent...More

1  Thank Kaney22
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Ate here whilst working at Hoghton for just over a week. The chef and team were great. Fresh homemade soups each day were fab. The food were nicely presented and good value. Will be back.

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Visited the tea room today, found the food to be excellent and good value, friendly staff, would recommend

Thank 344suzanneh
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Quaint room. Friendly staff and excellent cakes. A little chilly on a cool day outside. Would be even more pleasant with a little warmth.

Thank Greecophile
HoghtonTower, General Manager at The Hoghton Tower Vaio Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Hi, Thanks for your review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and look forwards to welcoming you back! We will make sure the fire is on next time you visit!

Reviewed 25 September 2016

Visited here today after a guided tour of Hoghton Tower.Generally the food was good, pea and ham soup, steak sandwich for hubby ,cheese sandwich with a bowl of soup for me.My sandwich was advertised as being served with salad, coleslaw and crisp but this did...More

Thank Elaine1260
HoghtonTower, General Manager at The Hoghton Tower Vaio Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

Hi, Thanks for the review! I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your food. I am sorry that you didn't get the salad or coleslaw with your sandwich. I will pass your comments on to the kitchen. I know that the sandwich served as...More

Reviewed 25 September 2016

Had lunch here on recent visit to the tower. The sharing platter and sandwiches we had were first rate and reasonably priced. Will eat here again. Very, very good.

1  Thank alan c
HoghtonTower, General Manager at The Hoghton Tower Vaio Tea Room, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

Hi, Thanks for the review! I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the food and hope you come back again soon to try something new from the menu!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$25
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Monday
11:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 16:00
Thursday
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hoghton PR5 0SH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Hoghton
  • Phone Number: +44 1254 852986
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Description
Have you ever wondered why the Tea Room at Hoghton Tower is called the Vaio Room? “Vaio” or “Vair” (from the latin “varius” – “variegated”) is a heraldic pattern of alternated “band and white” or “black and white” patches. The ornamental design takes its name from a now extinct squirrel: the “Sciurus Vulgaris”, whose winter coat was blue-grey on the back and immaculate white on the belly. IT was extremely precious and soon became a status symbol for aristocracy as well as an all-important form of insulation: coats, hats and even walls were lined with this valuable fur. “The Vaio Tea Room” has been decorated to represent the tradition. Out of curiosity: Cinderella wasn’t wearing crystal that night! Her Shoes were made of fur: in French, the words “Vair” (Fur) and “Verre” (Glass) do sound terrible alike! Don’t they! Hoghton Tower Vaio Tea Room We have some wonderful news to share; we are delighted to announce that we have relaunched our tea room here at Hoghton Tower! We are now offering what we consider to be a quintessentially English experience. After careful planning and consultation with our valued patrons, we have created a menu which epitomises the spirit of the classic English tea room, using both local and seasonal products in all of our dishes. In addition to our delightful new menu we have teamed up with the award winning tea suppliers Teapigs to offer the perfect cuppa‘ each and every time to our valued customers. The range offers a great choice of variety, with flavours ranging from an everyday brew to the zesty rhubarb and ginger. If tea is not your thing then why not come down and try one of our freshly ground coffees; the perfect match to one our freshly homemade scones. Or, if feeling indulgent then a slice of sumptuous sponge cake supplied by Lathams of Broughton may be just the ticket. Whatever your mood, we hope you will feel enticed by our homemade ‘cake of the week’, which will reflect the seasons and the produce that the great North West has to offer. We are also pleased to announce our new partnership with the locally renowned ice cream suppliers Mrs Dowson’s, who will be supplying us with an ever changing menu of delicious ice cream flavours aimed to delight our guests here at the Tower. Don’t forget we have a seasonal specials board which may tempt your taste buds when you visit. Afternoon teas, private functions, business meetings or family get togethers, whatever the occasion it can be catered for by our friendly, attentive team. We aim to offer the best service to our customers and strive for a smile upon every visitors face after an outing to us here at the Vaio tea room. So please come and give us a try! Please feel free to contact Paul should you have any questions about us or about the services we can cater for.
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