Group Bookings and Menu Options
Large Group Tea Parties and Buffets
The Tally Ho Tearooms is ideal as a meeting place for larger groups to enjoy the delights of Home cooked food.
Our spacious Tearooms is a flexible space and can accommodate seated groups up to 30 (during normal opening hours leaving space for our other customers).
We regularly welcome groups of 15-25 people, (such as WI's, Craft Groups, Associations and Private Parties) for lunch or afternoon tea and we offer Pre-Set Menu options for such occasions.
We also cater for larger groups of up to 30 with an Afternoon Tea Buffet too, which is a self-service finger buffet.
All Groups who have booked our Large Group Tea Party are greeted by tables already laid with our beautiful china. They are served with tea and coffee on arrival and then their selection of sandwiches is served with our home made scones, laden with clotted cream and strawberry jam, along with a selection of our home made mini cakes.
Group Orders from Our Standard Menu
Of course, you may wish to choose the Full Victorian Tea per person or just the Traditional Cream Tea option or something else from the menu. However, for groups of over 10, we require a list of your guests' choices a week in advance where possible, with final numbers and food choices 48 hours before your arrival. Orders from our standard menu cannot be discounted. Please feel free to ask us for any specific requirements.
Group Bookings Menu & Important Information
Birthdays & Anniversaries
We have catered for many Birthday Celebrations here with tables of 2 to 30, and for a range of ages from a few months (Christening party) to over 100 years young!
Larger Groups, of 12 or more, have booked the pre-set menu (Large Group Tea Party) and enjoy seeing the lovely china all laid out for their arrival, other smaller parties have chosen from our standard menu. Parties of 6-12 people have enjoyed one of our very special Vintage Tea Parties or Sovereign Afternoon Teas.
Please feel free to ask for anything specific, we like to be as flexible as we can and try to accommodate customers' specific requirements.
Our Decorated Cakes are a popular choice for Celebrations, more details below.
Special Extras for your Guests
How about a pretty Chocolate Parcel hand decorated in ribbon, as a place setting for each of your guests, for that little something extra? £1.50 each
Surprises to Hide!
If you have surprise gifts, such as flowers or gift wrapped items which you would like to present as a surprise, we are happy to hide these away for you until you 'give us the nod', and the same goes for presenting our cakes with lit candles.
Just A Little Something
If it's just a little 'low key' something special you want to provide, we can present your guest's slice of cake or dessert with a single lit candle! And we promise not to sing! Just let us know in advance.
We also have a Birthday Cupcake for advance bookings (min 48hrs) presented on our fine china with a candle, £3.50 each to present to loved ones and friends.
From Us to You
We always have a 'little something' for those celebrating their birthday or any other celebration, whether or not the table is pre-booked, so don't forget to mention to the staff if you have come to the Tearooms to Celebrate something!
Christmas at The Tally Ho
If you are looking for an alternative way to celebrate Christmas with friends, family or colleagues, then a pre-Christmas gathering here at the Tearooms may be your answer.
From mid-December we have our Christmas Menu available which usually consist of such things as a Christmas Victorian Tea and Festive themed sandwiches, desserts and, of course, our popular mulled Christmas Punch.
The Tearooms is closed from Christmas Day through to New Years Day inclusive.
Here at the Tally Ho Tearooms we are experienced at providing a pleasant, relaxing atmosphere for bereaved relatives and friends to remember or celebrate the life of one lost.
Being a large Tearooms, we can cater for private groups of up to 30 people in an area slightly separated from other customers enjoying lunch or tea here at the same time.
For groups of 12-30 we provide our Afternoon Tea Buffet which is ideal for Wakes. The Self-Service Buffet is waitress-attended to provide assistance with Tea and Coffee on the arrival of your guests, and to maintain the tables.
We have a large Car Park and we also have full Disabled Facilities.
We are very happy to discuss any special requirements you may have, such as displaying pictures or a book of condolences for instance, or of course, any special catering requirements. We can also provide gluten free and diabetic dietary options.
We are always happy to wrap/box-up any left overs that you or your guests may wish to take home.