I had the pleasure of visiting the recently refurbished Bull’s Head in Chislehurst earlier this year for afternoon tea and there was a warm welcome from the staff when I arrived with my companion.
We were shown to our table and then the staff allowed us plenty of time to make our choices and we were encouraged to enjoy the experience rather than being rushed.
There are three choices for afternoon tea, Traditional, Decadent and Most Unusual in addition to the normal tea, coffee and cake.
The traditional afternoon tea comprised a pot of tea, finger sandwiches, cakes and scones. All the food arrived on a three-tiered serving plate.
The Most Unusual afternoon tea had an additional pot of Gin Cocktail which went down very well on a warm summer’s afternoon.
There were five different delicious fillings in the finger sandwiches and at least that number of bite sized cakes. As you would expect there were also scones, jam and clotted cream.
There was a large selection of tea choices including all the usual suspects. However we opted for Blue Lady, which is a local blend, to broaden our horizons.
The food was excellent and we just about managed to finish everything. We have big appetites so make sure you are feeling hungry when you arrive otherwise you won’t be able to do the feast justice.
There were unlimited refills on the tea and the staff were always on hand without ever “hovering”.
A visit to the Bull’s Head for afternoon tea is a real experience and one that I’m happy to recommend!
Richard, our reviewer, was invited to the Bull’s Head for the purpose of writing this review.