It’s probably time I told you about my new favourite place in Doncaster. Especially since I’ve been back twice since I took these pictures, with plans to take everyone I know eventually. Lord Hurst’s tea room which also does amazing flower bouquets (we saw the Lord himself putting one together and I wanted to take it home for myself) has a pretty nice Afternoon tea, and an even nicer atmosphere.Adam had been the first to go to Lord Hurst’s, as his dad had said it was nice. They then took me and I fell in love. It’s like stepping into someone’s cosy eclectically decorated home. Each room offers different kinds of seating, and unless tables are reserved, your welcome to sit wherever you’d like. You walk through the kitchen and past the vintage tea cup wall to get to my favourite spot in the back. A nice light area where you can settle down and spend the whole afternoon. One of my favourite bits were all the mismatched vintage tea cups and tea pots. I’m such a sucker for these kinds of things. It made it feel so homey. If you go for the afternoon tea option, you get a full pot of tea, coffee, or if you’re Adam you can substitute it for a soft drink. Which looked more like a cocktail than a coke. There are normal menu items, but for only £12, you can opt for the Afternoon tea and get a little bit of them all. A sandwich selection, scones, and cakes. Since I’m a very indecisive person this was perfect for me. And I’ve gotten it twice more since. The contents do tend to vary depending on what they’ve got in, but everything is deliciously home cooked so it’s best just to enjoy what you’re brought.
We finished off every last bit, and the flower garnishes were all that was left. The lemon cake and the coffee cake are well worth a try if they’ve got a slice in, and the scones have a wonderful fruity kick to them. If you don’t like anything in particular, just let them know and they are happy to make substitutions. They will also refill your drinks if needed. Not only is the food pretty tasty, but the service is great. Everyone genuinely seems to be happy to be there, and Lord Hurst himself has been working right along side everyone each time we’ve been there. You really feel welcomed and that they love that you’re there, which is something special.
If you’d like to visit, their address is 2 Bennetthorpe, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN2 6AD, and is near the Earl of Doncaster.
Do you have a local tea room or cafe that you just want to spend the rest of your life in? I could happily move into Lord Hurts and eat cake and drink coffee for the rest of my life.