We booked an afternoon tea for 3 at the this hotel, what we were given was a shoddy excuse for an afternoon tea.
After booking our reservation two weeks previously, we arrived to be greeted by a receptionist with a giant chip on her shoulder. She could find no record of our booking and would have been happy for us to walk away. Maybe using a better system than an notebook may have helped them to keep track of their bookings better. No offer was made to accommodate us, and no apology was given. We had to ask the receptionist to find out what had happened, and she shrugged and said "I don't know if there is enough for you".
She eventually came back and told us to find a seat, rolled her eyes and asked "Tea or coffee?" We sat out to enjoy the weather and the grounds looked lovely, but the cigarette butts covering the floor were disgusting.
Our afternoon tea was served, and it looked like something my 4 year old had made. Cakes were clearly bought from a supermarket, the cream for the scones was frozen and the sandwiches looked like they had been thrown together by someone wearing a blindfold.
The only plus point to this was our waiter, who was polite, helpful and regularly checked to see if there was anything else he could do to help us.
I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.
- Also Known As:
- Headley Park Hotel Sleaford, Hampshire, UK