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User Review -by Lesley Stanton, Lincolnshire

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Dales Country House Hotel

 

Lodge Hill

Upper Sheringham

NR26 8TJ

 

Tel: 01263 824555

www.dalescountryhouse.co.uk

 

 

 

A quintessential English experience -

afternoon tea that fulfilled all our expectations and more.

 

This delightful oasis of calm is just outside the seaside town of Sheringham, situated just off a winding leafy country lane.

 

On a brilliant sunny August afternoon we were served our tea on the terrace overlooking the extensive wooded gardens – there is even a giant chess set should you feel like a game.

 

Tea - ours however was a chilled bottle of English sparkling wine - consisted of little finger sandwiches (smoked salmon, egg and cress, and ham), a huge selection of pastries and warm scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream – eat your heart out Devon!

 

Nothing was too much trouble for the young attentive staff and the surroundings were idyllic – a truly magical afternoon!

 

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