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“Afternoon high tea”

Channel Bass Inn Tea Room
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

We had afternoon tea here at 3 pm. It is a traditional British tea meal. What that means is a ton of tea and food. The place could use a little face lift but it is quant. Barbara the hosted and cook is great.

The tea was great and better than what you make with a tea packet at home. There were 4 courses of food which all were delightful. By course: 1) small cheese and olive or tomatoe sandwiches;2) fresh made soft scone of varying flavors with fresh whipped cream and jams: 3) a choice of pound cane draped in cream and fruit or a parfait with fruit cream chocolate and deliciousness; and 4) stuffed monkeys which are these little pasteries that are dense with dates sugar and are incredible.

Worth the experience. The scones and tea alone are worth the price but you get more. I will say there is a lot of sugary stuff but all good and you will not be hungry for dinner later

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Reviewed September 11, 2013

All items made from scratch in the inn's kitchen by Barbara and her staff -- I'm not usually big on scones, but Barbara's are fantastic!

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Reviewed August 7, 2013

This review is for the afternoon tea, and afternoon tea only. It started at 3:30, not five o'clock, but then again we weren't in Dorset neither. The setting I'd give an 8 out of 10, maybe a 9 - tea sandwiches, scones, tablecloths, four kinds of jam, a slab of butter and more than a dollop of heavy cream. Your 23$ buy you 4 courses, starting from tea sandwiches and ending up in cookies, all masterfully done, and with an endless supply of tea. And milk. Meh. The English, what can you do... Tea was as authentic as the English tea is supposed to be - bloody awful, but the baked goods were plentiful (we ended up with a couple of overflow bags) and very good indeed. The proprietors, Barbara and David, were on display to do the small talk, plus Barbara ran the whole show. Jesus, David, DO something! No wonder the suffragette movement won the vote... Very welcoming folks nonetheless. Two non-English distractions - a couple of Russian girls (W&T I suppose), dressed in the traditional Russian style of oil rig waitresses (but otherwise very efficient and courteous), and the music - low key enough, but seriously - the elevator music with an occasional and much welcomed interlude by Mary Chapin Carpenter? However much I love her, she ain't anywhere close to being English. You've got your XTCs, and OMDs, and BSPs, and that's what you choose? But that's just me getting all old and grumpy. A great escapist outlet through and through.

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3  Thank gordonsmc
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Wonderful experience and wonderful food! Went to Channel Bass Inn for their afternoon tea. They said to come hungry and boy they were not kidding. The egg salad was scrumptious and the scones..OH MY. Best I have ever had. The innkeepers are delightful and friendly. It was definitely a highlight of my trip to Chincoteague. I have been visiting the island for 35 years and wonder WHY did it take me so long to do this?!

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2  Thank IrishOhioGirl
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Went to the Channel Bass for tea. Started with sandwiches, went on to scones and then dessert of your choice. The service and place settings were very attractive.

1  Thank jegmag
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