Yesterday afternoon we headed over to The Folly Tearoom in Holt after seeing a sign earlier that day. We were completely unaware of what we would come across, all we knew is that they did tea and cake. After a day at the beach we headed there late afternoon to get a drink and a snack.
I was in ore of what I saw yesterday! The Tearoom was like stepping into a fairytale with themes of Alice in Wonderland running through. As we stepped into the walled garden we were met by an arch which read “Eat Me or Mind Your Head” and on the other side “Drink Me or Mind Your Head”.
We waiting to be seating at the enterance before walking through the gardens to the inside seating area which was decorated in everything pink, floral and dainty. I was in heaven. Everywhere you looked there was something to look at and every time you looked you noticed something different in the room as there was just so much to admire inside as well as out.
The menu was filled with afternoon teas, lots of different teas. Cakes, sandwiches, quiches and ice creams. As it was late afternoon we opted to share a plate of scones and The Knikerbocker Folly, which contained vanilla, strawberry and chocolate ice cream with fresh whipped cream and strawberrys covered in strawberry sauce and topped with a chocolate swirl. Perfection. And my mum braved it and tried one of the unique teas; Gin and Elderflower Tea.
The walled garden was beautifully put together with all the plants overgrown but kept neat if you understand what I mean. All of the plants were ones which you would associate with the Alice in Wonderland theme in the scene where you meet the Cheshire Cat. All of the outside tables had bright coloured brollies and because of the walls surrounding the garden you didn’t feel that you were in the middle of a town.
All of the staff in The Folly Tearoom were lovely and very helpful. They were also very apologetic for the mess on the other table which they hadn’t cleared yet however that was not a bother to us at all. Great atmosphere for a wonderful afternoon.
If you are ever visiting Norfolk or Holt I would definitely suggest that you put The Folly Tearoom on your own to-do list as it’s not one to miss, that’s for sure.
Where’s your favourite place to have afternoon tea?