We are delighted to introduce you to Laura Ashley The Tea Room which opened in May 2019 and we are pleased to announce has already been awarded Gold by Taste of the West in the tea room category.  We were thrilled to read the judges' comments:

"A delicious traditional afternoon tea served in sumptuous surroundings with friendly, attentive staff who make you feel welcome from the moment you walk through the door. You won’t find better in the West Country!"

A delicious and charming tea experience

Discover the best Afternoon Tea that East Devon has to offer.  Experience this great British tradition in the sumptuous surroundings of our new tearoom, designed in the distinctive signature Laura Ashley style.  Offering a delicious selection of sweet fancies, scones and sandwiches. Enjoy a full Afternoon Tea with sweet and savoury delights complimented by our range of local teas and artisan coffees or why not indulge by adding glass of Prosecco.

Celebrations & Private Dining

The Tea Room by Laura Ashley is the perfect venue for special occasions and all kinds of celebrations.  Please contact us if you would like to enquire about availability for private hire.

Gift Vouchers

The perfect gift for friends and family and we can produce all of our gift vouchers with a personalised message.  Telephone our Reception team to order your vouchers.

Book a Table

Advance booking is essential by telephoning reservations on 01297 678349 or by email to thetearoom@fairwaterheadhotel.co.uk

Please see booking terms and conditions below.

We are now taking bookings for our Festive Afternoon Tea being served on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays between 5th & 21st December.  

Festive Full Afternoon Sweet Tea

Mini mince pie

Bite size brandy snap filled with brandy butter

Mini éclair finger

White chocolate mousse

Mini sweet bite

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Duo of fruit and plain scones, clotted cream and Devon strawberry jam

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Selection of mixed finger sandwiches:–

Turkey breast with cranberry sauce

Smoked salmon and cream cheese

Honey roast ham with a winter chutney

Duck egg mayonnaise with chive

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Devon blue cheese and port jelly quiche

Cocktail pig in a blanket

 

for one @ £25

with a glass of Prosecco @ £30

 

for two to share @ £47.50

with a glass of Prosecco pp @ £57.50

Afternoon Tea

Full Afternoon Tea    for one @ £20

                                   for two to share @ £37.50

Macaroon

Mini éclair finger

Chocolate and coffee mousse

Mini sweet bites

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Duo of fruit and plain scones, clotted cream and Devon strawberry jam

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Selection of mixed finger sandwiches

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Devon Oke and mushroom quiche

Smoked salmon and cream cheese croissant

 

Savoury Afternoon Tea    for one @ £25

                                           for two to share @ £47.50

Falafel bite

Mini fish cake with tartar sauce

Westcountry black pudding sausage roll

Savoury scone with crispy bacon and chilli jam

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Duo of plain and fruit scones, clotted cream and Devon strawberry jam

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Selection of finger sandwiches

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Devon Oke and mushroom quiche

Smoked salmon and cream cheese croissant

Children’s Afternoon Tea    for one @ £15.00

 

Mini finger sandwiches

Macaroon

Sweet treats

Fresh fruit

Plain scone with clotted cream and Devon strawberry jam

Vanilla or Chocolate Milkshake

 

Teas and Coffee

 

A pot of loose leaf tea - £ 4.00 per person

Breakfast ~ blended African and Indian single estate

Earl Grey ~ east African black tea with Italian bergamot oil

Whole Peppermint ~ using whole leafs creates an incredibly fresh purifying cup

Chamomile ~ using the whole flower produces a high quality, sweet, honey golden cup

Red Berry ~ a punchy full on infusion of mixed berries, sweet fruit and hibiscus

Green Tea Sencha ~  sweet and piney flavours, giving a light and fresh cup

 

Artisan arabica bean coffee - £ 4.00 per person

Cappuccino

Latte

Flat White

Double Espresso

Cafetiere

 

By the glass @ 125 ml

 

80. Joseph Perrier Cuvée Royale Brut, NV  VE - £9.50                                   

One of thee great over achieving underestimated small Champagne houses.(1) 12% vol

82.Prosecco Spumante Ca' Bolani, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, NV  VE - £6.00

Bright pale straw-yellow; very fruity and aromatic, with hints of wisteria flowers.

Very well-balanced and appealing (2) 11% vol

83. Rosato Rosé Spumante, Botter, Veneto, NV  VE £5.50

Dazzling pink fizz that is soft and well-balanced on the palate. (2) 11% vol

Lunch

Sandwiches and Salads

Are available upon request, as a sandwich served with vegetable crisps, or as a dressed mixed leaf salad

Smoked salmon - £9 (sandwich) / £14 (salad)

Free range egg mayonnaise - £8 (sandwich) / £13 (salad)

Devon ham and mustard - £9 (sandwich) / £14 (salad)

Devon Oke and chutney - £8.50 (sandwich) / £13.50 (salad)

Freshly baked scones - for one person £6.00

Duo of Fruit and plain scones, clotted cream and Devon strawberry jam

 

Add some fizz

Non vintage Champagne

80. Joseph Perrier Cuvée Royale Brut, NV  VE - £49.00

81. Joseph Perrier Cuvee Royale Brut~ Half Bottle, NV  VE - £26.00

One of the great over achieving underestimated small Champagne houses.

An easy-drinking style with a warm brioche weight to support its fresh apply fruit. (1) 12% vol

 

Sparkling Wines

Italy

82. Prosecco Spumante Ca' Bolani, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, NV  VE - £27.00

Bright pale straw-yellow; very fruity and aromatic, with hints of wisteria flowers.

Very well-balanced and appealing (2) 11% vol

83. Rosato Rosé Spumante, Botter, Veneto, NV  VE £25.00

Dazzling pink fizz that is soft and well-balanced on the palate. (2) 11% vol

 

England

84. Sharpham Sparkling Blanc, Sharpham Winery, Devon, 2013 - £34.50

Produced using a traditional method and bottle aged for one year.

A creamy mousse with delicate floral and citrus notes. (3) 12% vol

85. Furleigh Classic Cuvee, Dorset, 2011 - £38.00

Made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. These classic French

varieties give this wine a creamy mousse and harmonious taste. (2) 12% vol

86. Sharpham Sparkling Elderflower, Sharpham Winery, Devon, 2016 - £23.20

An easy going English aperitif that’s fresh and citrus driven with delicate elderflower notes.

Bottle ageing adds depth and a touch of salinity to balance the lively palate. 5% vol


Booking Terms & Conditions

 

Afternoon Tea Reservation Policy

Afternoon Teas must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. All bookings using vouchers must be booked in advance and declared at the time of booking and presented upon arrival.

It is essential that we are notified of any specific dietary requirements at the time of your booking to ensure that we can cater for you appropriately.

Tables are reserved for two hours, after which they may be occupied for a subsequent booking. Please advise at the time of booking if you would like to stay at your table for longer than two hours. Additional time may incur a small charge.

We respectfully ask that you are ready to be seated at the time of your reservation to ensure the best possible level of service to all of our guests. If you are running late, we kindly ask that you notify us by telephone at your earliest convenience.

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee tables or specific areas when taking reservations however we will do our best to accommodate your requests. Your understanding is appreciated.

 

Group Bookings non exclusive (8 or more)

Group bookings of 8 or more guests will require a deposit of £10 per person to secure your table. All deposits are taken off your final bill.

If individual or group cancellations are made less than 24 hours prior any deposits cannot be refunded and the full charge will apply.

 

Party or exclusive hire bookings (8 to 20 guests)

There is a room hire charge of £25 per hour for exclusive hire and party bookings.

A deposit payment of £10 per person is required to secure your booking which will come off your final bill.  Final numbers, choices and dietary requirements are required no less than 72 hours prior to arrival at which point the balance payment is required.  The group or party organiser is responsible for collecting payment from the individuals and arranging for one payment to be made for the booking.

We do not permit any food or drink to be brought into the Tea Room and consumed unless otherwise agreed in advance.

We do not permit any party poppers, table confetti or items of decorations which need to be secured to the walls or the furniture.

In the event of cancellation of the full booking the following shall apply:

More than 72 hours’ notice = full refund of your deposit paid

72 hours or less = your deposit will not be refunded

24 hours or less = your deposit and balance payment will not be refunded

In the event of a reduction in the number of guests the following shall apply:

More than 72 hours’ notice = full refund for the reduced head count which will be offset against the final bill

72 hours or less = the payment made for the reduced head count will not be refunded