My Daughter and I, stopped here for the first time, despite visiting Abbotsbury on many occasions, for an afternoon tea.
As we approached we felt like we were walking into someone's private garden - but found this to be the garden of The Abbey House. Beautifully kept.
We went inside to enquire as to whether they were open for afternoon tea, as we had noticed everywhere else in Abbotsbury, including the Sub-tropical gardens, to be closed, even on this very sunny afternoon.
We were welcomed by a lovely lady - who kindly seated us in at a window table, over looking the gardens. I had a lovely cream tea, with a warm scone, jam & clotted cream and my Daughter ordered the warm chocolate cake served with clotted cream, that made her eyes light up, and a lemonade.
We enjoyed our little treat - just the two of us, and we commented that the room we sat in was very homely, and welcoming, with family photos.
While we ate, a couple arrived, who were obviously staying overnight and they were also very warmly welcomed.
The gentleman, who served our cake was also extremely friendly. It was a pleasure to be welcomed, when so often these days, people don't seem to care if you eat in their establishment or not!
- Also Known As:
- The Abbey House Hotel Abbotsbury
- The Abbey Hotel
- The Abbey House Abbotsbury, Dorset