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“Great afternoon tea on 'Groupon' staff great, lovely tables etc.”
Review of Alfreton Hall

Alfreton Hall
Ranked #15 of 56 Restaurants in Alfreton
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 10 April 2014

We have been for after tea here a few times and just loved it.
The tables are set beautifully, and the whole tea is a credited to those who do it.
Being charged £5 for an extra pot of tea!!! It's only a tea bag and some boiled water. Come on please. ( I don't even take milk or sugar )
Be reasonable.
PLUS.. The toilets are disgusting. The first one I went into had a room open to it full of bricks and building work. The second one .. Had no lock inside. The third wasn't working and been left after somebody had used it. The fourth one was the only one people could use.. And guess what ..No paper.
TO The owners.. You have a great venue and you serve a great tea. But these things need redressing. The place could be shut down on the state of those toilets.
And I've always said ' clean toilets .. ... Clean kitchen so !!!

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Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

I booked for an afternoon tea for 2 through groupon with a glass of bubbly. I thought this would be a lovely gift for my mums birthday. The building is beautiful if slightly hard to find, and the tea room is stunning and grand but was let down by paper signs blue tacked to the wall and dirty windows. The toilets are also grand but the fishing touches let it down, toilet roll not on a holder and broken locks on the doors. We were seated by a lovely and polite guy who was very helpful and brought over a glass of bubbly which was lovely. All the staff were very helpful and attentive, they were the only reason why I would go back. As I work in the same industry I know the standard people expect for an afternoon tea and this was not up to that, my sandwiches weren't even half full of filling and we had no idea what was supposed to be in one as it only had a lettuce leaf in it, the scone was hard and did not taste fresh. They do offer a take your left overs away but only on a paper plate and wrapped in cling film. The small details wasn't in keeping with the grand house at all. Over all disappointed but amazing staff!

3  Thank Vickie C
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Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

We visited Alfreton Hall using a Groupon deal for an Afternoon Tea.
We were shown to a table straight away in a beautifully decorated room and were immediately presented with a stunning selection of sandwiches and cakes each. There was more than enough for the both of us and we noticed some guests parcelling up some items to take home with them.
The staff were attentive without being overbearing and the young man who served us was very endearing.
We had a lovely afternoon and would definitely visit again. Excellent value for money.

Thank emily14292
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Greeted with a lovely glass of bubbly. Took a table by the window to enjoy the stunning view. Tea arrived shortly afterwards. A large pot of tea for myself and a cafetier of coffee for my husband. Tea was a wonderful selection of freshly made sandwiches and cakes. Huge helpings of jam and cream for the scones. Everything was delicious. A relaxing afternoon sat in comfy armchairs in lovely surroundings including oak panelled room with original shutters. If you get the chance of a Groupon voucher snap it up as it is real value for money.

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9  Thank Englishroyals
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Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

We saw this local tearoom advertised on groupon saying afternoon tea with bubbly for four for £29 so booked as an opportunity to catch up as friends over lunch.we regularly book places so have seen our fair share of platters and cake plates but to be honest this beautiful hall has to be up there with the top favourites.we arrived early but were welcomed into the bright,airy dining room with comfy sofas and armchairs with dainty tea plate settings and fresh flowers.after we'd had time to get settled we were offered fresh coffee jugs and pots of tea before a double layered cake display was brought in for each of us.there were atleast five quarters of sandwiches (egg mayo, chicken and celery, ham,cheese and cream cheese with cucumber)and the top layer was a full scone with cream and jam,a strawberry sponge,mini fruit tart,an iced cream tart and a chocolate muffin.all were washed down with a small glass of bubbly which was poured by the waiter.we had a lovely time chatting over a leisurely lunch and stayed over two hours but were made to feel very welcome.extra tea and coffee was available if you wanted (but for a charge).i think the greatest reflection of our visit was that we went straight back onto groupon after we left to book another visit.excellent value for large portions,friendly staff and a beautiful room.well done to alfreton hall for showing us ladies how to lunch!

7  Thank wednesdayDerbyshire
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