I bought an afternoon tea experience for two at christmas from virgin experiences and the nearest place to our home was Lumley Castle. We thought that would be fabulous so i booked it for Sunday 9th July 2018 at 3pm and seeing as my daughter wanted to join us I rang to add another on. We arrived just before 3pm and were directed not taken to our table in the living room area. We sat 20 minutes before a young sullen girl came over to ask if we wanted tea or coffee. The tea arrived then our afternoon tea arrived. The sandwiches were limp with hardly any filling in them the salmon and cucumber had a teaspoon of salmon along the edge of the sandwich and two soggy lumps of cucumber.The other sandwiches were as limp and soggy and a strange combination of filling which werent really edible. The fruit scones were the best things on the menu with the clotted cream and jam. There were also very small little cakes which werent really nice at all. The sullen girl did not come back to us and ask if everything was okay with the food there was no interaction at all. I thought that we would enjoy the whole ambience of the castle and its surroundings but couldnt wait to leave we spent under an hour there totally dissapointed and would not return
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