I’m not going to lie, we have been eagerly awaiting the opening of Tea Hive on Manchester Road. Since trying their cakes at the markets, we have been looking forward to the shop being open. Today was the day and we headed down there, having been promised free tea and cake on the invite we had picked up.
I’m not a coffee drinker, so a place specialising in tea… well, I thought it would be just my cup of tea! The area the shop is situated was in bad need of some freshening up, so this little place is a very welcome addition to our locality. I’m sorry I didn’t have my proper camera with me, as these pictures just don’t do it justice, but the Tea Hive is stunning.
It has the kind of mismatched chairs and tables I expected and these all look really good together. It’s not been over done and the space is nice and comfortable. There are some cute little and also really big old dining tables that mean it wouldn’t be a problem coming with the whole family.
Moving on from just how pretty the whole place is, the selection of food and drinks are good. Obviously, the focus is on tea, and they have a really big selection. There is also a light meal menu, with fairly priced sandwiches and cakes. The Afternoon Tea is £12.95, which is a really good price, so we will be trying that for a treat some time soon.
We also were offered cakes, so tried the Victoria Sponge and a chocolate and raspberry cake. I don’t know much about much, but I know cake, and the chocolate cake was like a huge chunk of brownie. Very rich but very good.
I have fallen totally in love with this place. I can’t wait for the weather to get cold so I have an excuse to just sit in there and drink tea and read all afternoon. As with any new relationship, there always has to be an element of embarrassing yourself, and being a clumsy bugger, I dropped and smashed one of their gorgeous china plates! They were very nice about it, so I think we will be seeing each other again!