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Mothering Sunday Treat


Give your mum a break from the cooking and home school learning by treating her to a special takeaway this Mother’s Day. The two British food classics of the Sunday Roast and Afternoon Tea come into their own on Mothering Sunday and we have some suggestions of how the whole family can enjoy the best of both.

Sharing Roast to Enjoy this Mother's Day

The Three Blackbirds in Woodditton has teamed up with their sister pub in Moulton, The Packhorse Inn, to bring their ‘Finish at Home’, Sharing Roast to you. Order their Blythburgh Pork Roast complete with all the trimmings followed by Lemon Posset with poached rhubarb for dessert. Also included are their delicious doughnuts, with chocolate dipping sauce especially for the kids (young or old!). Your roast includes all the instructions for a stress free meal that the whole household can enjoy. Not forgetting of course, the vegetarians, who can tuck into a Beetroot Wellington. What makes this sharing roast even better is that all profits are going to the Chestnut’s Giving Tree to help towards putting home-cooked meals on the tables of local families who need support during the pandemic. So not only will you be enjoying a fabulous meal, but you will also be playing your part in supporting the local community.

Takeaway Afternoon Tea

Afternoon teas, another Great British tradition, have very much been the flavour of lockdown but we can surely accommodate one more occasion to bring out the china and start cutting off the crusts. If you want to have a go at making your own scones, then The Bakery, based at the National Horse Racing Museum, has been showing us how on their Facebook page. Owner Ben and his adorable daughter Ella Rose have been posting great little demo videos for the past few weeks and trying to get us all to master the basics of home baking. Why not involve the whole family, or join friends and family over Zoom and judge one another’s efforts? If that doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, then let Nancy’s Tea Rooms come to your rescue, and order one of their ready-made afternoon teas. They even come with the tea or indeed Prosecco if that is more to your liking. As to whether you put the cream or the jam on first, we will leave that up to you to decide!

Gift Voucher for Afternoon Tea

As we now follow the roadmap for lockdown rules to lift, takeaway roasts and afternoon teas, let alone Zoom sessions, may become a thing of the past, but whilst our current options are limited, let us once more make the occasion special and celebrate in style in the comfort and safety of our own home. Alternatively, buy a Gift Voucher for one of our special Champagne Afternoon Tea and Tours at the exclusive Jockey Club Rooms and gift a truly opulent experience to look forward.


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