Friday, 10 June 2016

Tea room exploration : The Sugar Plum tea room

The Old Station, Rhewl, LL15 1TN. Open Mon-Sat 9:30am-4:30pm, Sun 10am-4pm | www.sugarplumtearoom.co.uk

Tucked away in a Welsh village surrounded by picturesque hills is a delightful little find. The Sugar Plum tearoom is part of Homeward Bound Collections, a vintage inspired shop that's choc full of prettiness, what better way to unwind and indulge in a spot of cake!

The Sugar Plum tearoom first opened it's doors in 2012, part of a home-grown business, the tea room is the perfect addition to it's adjoining interiors shop, Homeward Bound Collections. Stocked to the brim with delicious home-made cakes and treats alongside an abundance of tasty local produce.

It's become somewhat of a favourite amongst the locals, even receiving a certificate of excellence for their rave reviews on Trip advisor, so of course I had to see what all the fuss was about!

Their menu is constantly changing with plenty of freshly baked treats on the go, so you'll always be pleasantly surprised with what's available each day. With such tempting bakes as Malteaser cakes, Victoria sponges, Mint choc cake and Tutti Fruitti cake with gluten free options too, so you really will be spoilt for choice. They certainly enjoy their cake as much as their vintage home wares, which you'll find dotted throughout the lovely tea room, you can even sit back and relax with a cuppa watching the view over the Clwydian range.

On my visit I'd prepared to get there at the crack of dawn, well mid morning.. to beat the queues, this tea room is so popular that you may need to reserve a spot during busy times, the treats are just that good! There was plenty to choose from with delicious Victoria sponges, Malteaser cake, yummy brownies and home-made cookies but I decided to go for the rather pretty looking Raspberry ripple cake. A deliciously moist bake with a home-made raspberry jam filling and plenty of raspberry buttercream on top, a buttercream which can only be described as heavenly, it was utterly delicious!

To accompany the cake I decided to have a pot of Lady grey which went beautifully with the raspberry bake and was served in a lovely vintage tea cup and pot. You'll find a full of menu of teas, coffees, soft drinks and delicious shakes to accompany your cake.

Certainly worth the journey to sample their bakes and when you've eaten your cake you can have a browse around their vintage interiors shop too for plenty of pretty kitchenwares. A delightfully tranquil tearoom in rather beautiful settings, just be sure to book yourself a table if your travelling up on a busy weekend so you don't miss out!

Cake rating:
5/5 | Free from options available.