Father’s Day Treat – A Rather Posh Gentleman’s Tea at the Grosvenor Hotel Chester
June 12, 2012 by mkdanaher
The Grosvenor Hotel in Chester is one of those places when you step in the door that you know you are going to be apprehended I stand a little taller prior to the question – even if I know I have a good response – I always think it is harder to throw someone out who looks the part. But we have the necessary booking and all is efficient service once this initial encounter is done with. In our case, we are heading to the intimate Arkle bar and select a generous sofa to relax and await our tea. The tea is served freshly brewed, and poured for you if you wish. It goes without saying my dears that more hot water is supplied that easily brews another pot with the excellent tea leaves. At the perfect moment, just before we can no longer resist the cakes, we are tempted with the offer of more crusty bloomers and the gorgeous Cheshire Appleby cheese, a very nice touch that will have me returning bravo Grosvenor! A generous portion of chunky chips cannot fail to keep the chaps happy, but I have my eye on the liquorice macaroon and slab of fruit cake. The Grosvenor more than exceeds expectations. A great feature of this gentleman’s tea is the generosity of the experience. You can imagine that I can drink a fair amount of tea, but the Grosvenor has almost out tead even me. Their other rule – no electronic devices - Well, after all, one needs to concentrate on the essentials of a gentleman’s afternoon tea, and it does quite set the tone. With Father’s Day fast approaching, Tea with Mary Kate’s recommendation is a proper gentleman’s tea – just the ticket to treat that special man in your life.