An Isle hostelry is celebrating its new venture by offering Bells readers a FREE box of freshly-made mini-cakes with an afternoon tea.
This great offer is available on the first taster day for the teas which is July 3, and they will be served from 2pm to 4pm. Prior booking is advised to be sure of your table. Then just go along with the coupon printed in this week’s Epworth Bells to claim your cake selection to take home.
Margaret Bartley, who will provide the teas, priced £8, with partner Karen Wainwright of Vintage Teas of Doncaster, said: “I’ve been a regular at the Carpenter’s Arms for years with my husband, and know the licensees Bill and Ellie Alexander well.
“They want to open the pub up more to the community and thought this might be a good way to do that. They intend to host the afternoon teas once a month but if it proves popular they might extend that.”
A typical afternoon tea comprises a selection of sandwiches followed by a variety of cakes. These are likely to include lemon drizzle, carrot cake, chocolate cake, and Victoria sponge, all hand-made, along with fruit scones and cream. Mini-trifles top off the selection with tea or coffee to drink.
Tables will be made special and fussy, said Margaret, with pristine tablecloths, china crockery, three-tier cake stands and table decorations.
Carpenter’s licensee Bill Alexander said: “I believe a pub is an asset for everyone in its local community, and not just for those who drink beer.” The pub has a sound reputation for the range and quality of its cask ales, with several awards from CAMRA.
“We want to offer a service to people who perhaps wouldn’t normally go to a pub,” said Bill. “And maybe those who do like a drink might want to try something a bit different.”
The Carpenter’s also boasts a beer garden and non-smoking room, with wood-burner at the rear, and rural views. Call Margaret on 01302 770473, or Karen on 01302 530034 for afternoon tea information.