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redhatcharm Jun 22, 2008 10:28 AM

I saw previous post re: F&C and had to comment. It's a road trip, but well worth the gasoline. It's a tearoom on a county road off IH-35 just before San Antonio city limits (At Garden Ridge Pottery exit). It's owned by two sisters from England. I have been 4 times for "high tea" and it was AWESOME. The husband of one of my dining companions is from England and he says the Fish & Chips (cod) is to die for. I just went on website and there are two customer feedback from Brits that say the same. It's Bawdsey Manor.

www.bawdseymanor.com

The other nice thing, other than the charm of this tearoom, is that it is in a "village" of quaint little shops where you can stroll around after your meal.

As for the tea. The high tea I believe was $25 each for a group of 12. They bring out bottomless pots of hot tea and then the sandwiches are brought out on tiered trays, garnished with strawberries, canteloupe, grapes, etc. After finishing tea sandwiches then the desert tiered plates are brought out. Scones with devonshire cream, chocolate cake, cookies and more. It's fantastic. Last time I was with group of 6 and we had Low Tea which is served on regular individual plates. One plate of sandwiches and fruit for one person and then dessert plate for one. Price I think about $12, but not sure.

I highly recommend this and shopping was nice. If you are a large group such as Red Hatters, please call for reservations. This is in an old house and multi dining rooms are small.

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    nk. Jul 2, 2008 11:59 AM

    Thanks for the heads up. I'll make the trip as soon as possible and see if it's anything like the fish and chips in the East Neuk.

    I hate to ask since it's a tea room, but do you know if they are BYOB?

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      redhatcharm Jul 4, 2008 08:03 PM

      Sorry, I have no clue. I never saw anyone BYOB, but it was always lunch on a Saturday. I'm going to take a wild guess and say no, but you could call.

    2. Helind Jul 6, 2008 04:09 PM

      Thank's so much for this post. I've been scanning the Austin boards for awhile now looking for a good place to have high tea. I'm so glad that it didn't get pulled from the board. I wrote a post about "Bohanan's" in San Antonio that was deleted because it wasn't in the Austin area. Looking forward to a trip to Bawdsey Manor!

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