Here’s a review from a brand new contributor to TSR. Her name is @GlitterUnicorn , she enjoys cake and would like a pet pony.
After a pleasant morning mooching about the quaint little village of Arundel we stumbled upon this tea room. One look at the cosy interior and we knew it would be a great place to meet the family for tea and cake.
Belinda’s is old, olden days old, there has been a building of some sort (from barn to slaughter house!) in its place since the 16th century. As you enter through the stable door an open fire greets you along with a lot of horse brass and other traditional looking ‘Olde England’ items. (thankfully it doesn’t resemble a slaughter house any more) We were greeted warmly, took our seats and were promptly handed the menus. The menu is extensive serving everything from the traditional cream tea to tasty looking lunch time food – soups, ham egg & chips or roast of the day.
As it was only 11am we all opted for some caffeine and a sweet treat to keep us going. I ordered a pot of tea & a fruit scone, which was delightful – a real treat, the scones were fresh and moist and thanks to my skilful application slathered in clotted cream and strawberry jam
My mother in-law ordered the chocolate cake and was served an impressive ‘slab’ (it was huge) of choclately moist gateaux and a creamy hot chocolate – she has a sweet tooth and declared them both delicious (she didn’t manage to finish the cake but we helped out)
The cakes displayed all looked tasty and the table next to us were enjoying a ploughman’s which looked very appetising.
If we had visitors from overseas we would defiantly take them here, it’s seeped in history and very traditional, the staff were very friendly and welcoming. I’d urge you to visit Arundel and stop by this delightful tea room.