We went to the George Hotel for a champagne afternoon tea at the weekend. The hotel is very charming and full of character. The staff were attentive and the plate of goodies that were brought to us were very tasty; the sandwiches, scones and a top layer of cakes that we just couldn't manage.
When we first sat down a pot of tea was brought straight over......the only problem was that after 10 minutes we still didn't have any milk. So I had to go and ask for some. Then when we tasted the tea it was horrible! I would have expected Earl Gray or at least a decent English breakfast tea but I think we had Basic of Basics tea dregs! The tea didn't compliment the scummy cakes and sandwiches at all.
If you're going to go to town on the cream tea, then at least serve a decent tea...one that actually tastes like tea and not some discount brand!
A shame but the rest was nice
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The nostalgic wood panelling and old local prints on the walls combine to create an atmosphere unique to the George, where many generations of loyal visitors have returned time after time. Relax in the recently restyled Dappers Bar, take afternoon teas in front of open fires, dine in the intimate candle-lit restaurant, with its new and enticing menu featuring regional produce and mouth-watering desserts, or dance the night away in the magnificent ballroom.The hospitality and friendliness of the staff match the hotel’s high standards, ensuring that generations of guests return time after time. Sympathetically updated with all modern facilities, guests will appreciate the tastefully appointed bedrooms, including a four-poster bedroom and generously sized family suites.An oasis of calm and gentility, The George will delight visitors with its inimitable grace and charm. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The George Hotel Penrith, Cumbria