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Afternoon Tea at The Sconery

Tucked away in Essex countryside gardens is the THE SCONERY run by The English Cream Tea Company.  This charming and secret barn building can’t be seen from any roads, so we’ll send you directions once you book.

The Sconery is part of the little manufacturing barn and office where Jane Malyon and the wonderful Scone Gnomes prepare and taste-test goodies and create tea tins, presents, hampers and corporate gifts to send out all over the UK or export further afield.

Not normally open to the world, we thought we'd invite you to book for some occasional delicious events that we'll put on throughout the year - giving you a a chance to blend your own teas, see where the Scone Gnomes work - and enjoy the BEST afternoon tea treats with Prosecco and bottomless teapots for your sitting. 

The first event will be on Sunday 31st March 2019 - Mothering Sunday.  Aww! 

We're offering 3 sittings starting at noon, 2pm and 4pm.  Of course, there's limited availability (and some spaces have already sold) so book quickly please but if you're not lucky this time, we'll be sure to let you know in plenty of time for the next event.


Glass of Prosecco or Elderflower and Lemonade included
(more available to purchase if you wish)
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Mini Prawn Cocktails
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A variety of fresh Sandwiches:
Smoked Salmon with Lemon, Egg Mayonnaise with Cress,
Ham with Mustard, Cream Cheese & Cucumber, Cheddar & Relish
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Lemon Drizzle Cake with Lemon and Passionfruit Curd

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Iced Mincemeat Plait

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Shortbread Teapots

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Chocolate Brownie (award winning)

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Meringue Whirls with Strawberries

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Cups of Colourful Jelly

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Fresh Warm Scones with Clotted Cream - taste all 4 of our Luxury Preserves
& WARM MINI SCONUTS (our doughnut version!)

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Blend your own Tea! 

(Yes you can have traditional English Breakfast or Earl Grey but if you feel more adventurous,
we have a Tea Blending Area where you can literally blend your own tea to try)

Caffetiere Coffee available if you prefer


NB: LIMITED AVAILABILITY for each of the 3 sittings.  Book here.  Any queries or special requests, ring 01279 876661 or email

Once you book, we'll send you directions on how to find us.  No refunds possible alas, but you could gift your booked places to others and just let us know their names and requirements.

1st sitting: Noon to 1.45pm £30.00 BUY

2nd sitting: 2pm to 3.45pm £30.00 BUY

3rd sitting: commences 4pm £30.00 BUY


ALLERGIES These goodies indeed contain allergens such as gluten, egg, dairy, many of which we'll prepare before you arrive so please LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE about dietary requests.

Just to clarify - this is NOT a booking for a hamper, no delivery is involved - this is a chance for you to come to us at The Sconery in White Roding, Essex for afternoon tea.