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37. soa 3: The Fourteas

The Fourteas, Union Street, Stratford-upon-Avon
The Fourteas, Union Street, Stratford-upon-Avon

During our Stratford adventure, I met up with my friend, the photographer, Sally Crane. I’m pretty sure that it was the first time we have met up since I moved away the best part of a decade ago. Bizarrely, I feel like we have more in common now than when I left.

Our rendezvous was a cafe on Union Street called The Fourteas – a forties inspired tea room (do you see what they did there?). I first became aware of this tea room after Sally was commissioned to take some promotional shots and subsequently featured them on her blog.

Although inspired by the forties, it is not too themed but epitomises the feeling of make-do and mend glamour perfectly. Even the waitresses were sporting little forties-inspired uniforms.

The forties in a tea cup, The Fourteas, Stratford-upon-Avon
The forties in a tea cup, The Fourteas, Stratford-upon-Avon

It’s not just all about the aesthetics either. Living in the cream tea capital of the UK, I consider myself a bit of a scone connoisseur. The Fourteas’ scones were moist yet just the right side of crumbly, with delicious strawberry jam. And to drink? I would highly recommend their Fourteas Blend which makes a good solid brew.

By the time I remembered to take some photos, Little My was high on chocolate brownie, which made taking a decent picture challenging to say the least but go visit Sally’s blog and The Fourteas website instead for a better look at this little gem. www.sallycrane.co.uk, www.thefourteas.co.uk.

Tea caddies, The Fourteas, Stratford-upon-Avon
Tea caddies, The Fourteas, Stratford-upon-Avon

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