Afternoon tea at The Goring

The Goring Hotel and jeweler Alex Monroe have teamed up to create the quintessential afternoon tea

Alex Monroe and The Goring shrimp charm

Inspired by childhood afternoons in the Suffolk countryside, Alex Monroe, celebrated jewellery designer, has teamed up with 5 star family run hotel The Goring, London, to create an afternoon tea with a difference.
Monroe has designed a special shrimp charm and chain to be available exclusively alongside The Goring’s Alex Monroe afternoon tea (£35 per person) during May 2012.
The shrimp, priced at £165, is hand made in silver and plated with rose gold with little black pearls for the eyes,
‘As a little boy I would run wild in the Suffolk countryside accompanied by my brothers and a dog called Sheba and buy huge bags of shrimp from the fishermen and sail them home for tea which consisted of a huge pot of tea and crusty white bread smothered with cool butter. These teas would last all afternoon until the sun sank below the high walls. So The Goring Shrimp will always remind me of Spring afternoons lazing in the walled garden at the Old Parsonage. And of drinking tea of course.
The Goring shrimp is a very likeable little chap; there is a great sense of fun about him and a tiny touch of nostalgia. I almost feel guilty that my mouth waters when I see him!’ says Monroe.
Afternoon tea at The Goring is served from 3.30pm to 4.30pm on the Terrace overlooking the gardens, or in the sitting room, £35 per head.
To book, call 020-73969000

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