Once we got there after a minor hiccup with the sat nav and a bit of wildlife spotting we arrived at Melville Castle. The entrance into it is very grand and we couldn’t wait to see what lay ahead of us.
The room itself was obviously the residents bar but it was done in traditional Scottish style. Nice big comfy sofas with very comfy chairs.
Once settled we selected our tea and coffee. Melville Castle have a lovely selection of teas so I went for a chamomile tea and Mr Edinburger decided on a breakfast tea. Before we had tea we were served a glass of lovely cold champagne. This was a nice surprise as we only expected tea and coffee.
The staff were very attentive and before bringing out our selection of sandwiches and cakes, checked that we weren’t allergic to anything or had any dietary requirements.
Then the cake stand arrived along with our chosen teas.
On the bottom layer we had our sandwiches; egg and onion, roast beef and horseradish, tuna and tomato and cheese.
On the middle layer were the cakes. There was an eclair, chocolate cake, cheesecake and a pastry each.
And finally on the top layer was fruit scones with cream and jam.
To begin with it didn’t really look all that filling but once we tucked in, it wasn’t long before we began to feel full. The sandwiches are plain and simple. No fancy fillings just good honest sandwiches. The cakes were tasty, not entirely sure if they were homemade, as they looked a little more like ones which you can buy in any good supermarket. But if they are homemade, I apologise in advance. The clear favourite was the chocolate cake. The scone with cream and jam was also very tasty but again looked a little like shop bought scones.
Overall the surroundings of Melville Castle and the lovely staff made it a worthwhile trip. The afternoon tea is plain and simple but sometimes that’s just what you need and we enjoyed it very much. Will we come back again, definitely now MR Edinburger is an afternoon convert.