Cornwall LivingIssue #87
Delicious by design
The first in Cornwall and sixth overall, The Cornwall Hotel is thrilled to open the doors of the all-new Laura Ashley The Tea Room!
The all-new Laura Ashley The Tea Room opened to the public on Saturday 25th May, following an exclusive VIP event on Friday 24th May. Laura Ashley artefacts, including one of the earlier prints designed by Laura Ashley, were on display at the VIP launch event. The items were kindly provided by Llangoed Hall Hotel, where they are usually displayed, along with original Laura Ashley wallpaper.
“We can’t wait for guests to enjoy the delicious selections on offer, all served in beautiful, coastal-inspired surroundings”
Onto the food and the deliciously charming afternoon tea experience on offer here. Guests can indulge in an extensive range of mouth-watering sweet and savoury treats, accompanied by a variety of Tregothnan teas and a selection of Frobisher’s juices.
The full menu includes a range of afternoon tea options, including vegan, gluten-free, traditional and a children’s option. There’s also a choice of freshly
made sandwiches, handmade patisseries, cakes and scones, all served with fresh Cornish clotted cream. While it may seem obvious, one of the key aspects of the perfect afternoon tea is the tea itself. At Laura Ashley The Tea Room, the extensive range of Tregothnan teas include their home-grown English Breakfast Tea, a refreshing Earl Grey, a punchy Peppermint Tea, a light and aromatic Afternoon Tea and lots more, all presented in a beautiful tea pot – typical of Laura Ashley.
Rebecca Coonan, the hotel’s General Manager, tells us: “We’re so excited that the Laura Ashley The Tea Room is now open! We had a great time celebrating the launch on Friday, ahead of officially opening the doors to the public on Saturday. We can’t wait for guests to enjoy the delicious selections on offer, all served in beautiful, coastal-inspired surroundings.”
Laura Ashley Designer, Kay Cullen, says: “We could not help but be inspired by the hotel’s beautiful location and the local story of the Lost Gardens of Heligan. The Cornwall shares many similar stories of past owners and their travels to exotic places. Our aim was to create a reflection of its past and the surrounding grounds, whilst also giving the space a sense of modernity and freshness. We’ve achieved this by using pops of fiery orange, offset with calming blues, with mirrored panels bringing in the view, all with touches of vintage oriental in the tea plates and art.”
The Laura Ashley The Tea Room at The Cornwall Hotel is now taking bookings, so to secure your table, or to find out more, be sure to visit The Cornwall Hotel website.
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"We can’t wait for guests to enjoy the delicious selections on offer, all served in beautiful, coastal-inspired surroundings"