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Dales Country House Hotel
Tel: 01263 824555
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!