Cream Tea at Felicity's Cafe - Quex Park, Kent

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You’d miss the entrance to Quex park if you weren’t concentrating. A small gated entrance faces the road, however, what’s behind the gates is what matters.

Quex offers a wide variety of activities for all the family, from soft play to adventure golf to museums and tea rooms. And that is where my ears pricked up.
Felicity’s café is situated opposite the Cotton Powell Museum deep in the heart of Quex Park. Views from the windows are just what you would expect from such a place. Fields, trees, falcons flying to catch field mice... tranquil and peace can be found here.

Felicity's café opens its doors 6 days a week from Tuesday to Sunday which is already a big plus. It is very rare you can get a cream tea on a Sunday it would appear.
The café offers, breakfast and lunch with various homemade cakes served throughout the day. Standard Afternoon Tea is £20.95 per adult and £10.95 per child and includes an assortment of delicate finger sandwiches on thick farmhouse bread, a range of savoury pastries and a variety of bitesize cakes and sweet treats, followed by a warm homemade scone with clotted cream and jam to finish. They also offer a small bottle of Prosecco for an additional £6.

Cream Tea is always a 'go to' for me if Afternoon Tea hasn't been pre-booked. Most places, including Felicity's, asks for 48 hours notice and a £5 deposit for Afternoon Tea.
Two warm plain scones were bought to us with a choice of a mug of coffee or tea. However, when a teapot was brought to the table it was a welcomed surprise.

Feliciy's Cafe Quex park

The tea was served in the teapot with two cups. The tea was bagged and quite possibly Yorkshire tea going by teabag shape and taste. However, the café does offer TeaPigs tea to purchase to take home. I am a little bit of a teapot/cup snob and when it comes to cream teas and afternoon tea I fully feel it should be served in china. It just adds the certain element of luxury to the experience.

The café offered either cheese scones or plain scones rather than fruit scones. However, this may vary from day to day as there is no cake set menu. The scones were a reasonable size and we were plenty full by the end of both scones.

Feliciy's Cafe Quex park Feliciy's Cafe Quex park Feliciy's Cafe Quex park

The warm scones were accompanied by a pot of clotted cream, raspberry seeded jam and butter cubes. The raspberry jam, although clearly not a cheap jam, did not have a huge amount of flavour disappointingly, although, I do personally much prefer a very flavoursome jam.
The scones were homemade and relatively moist and what I would class as a 'standard scone'- nothing to write home about but equally not bad, simply very average.

The staff were really lovely and nothing seemed too much trouble for them. The café was relatively full throughout our sitting and was kept extremely clean and tidy.

Would I go back? Yes I would. I'd like to try the Afternoon Tea as the cakes looked extremely appetizing.

Rating: 6.5/10

Lots of love

 

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