NESTLED in Bridge Street in the heart of Bandon, Sophie Atkinson-Hall unveiled what she hopes will be true West Cork gem when she opened The Duchess Tea Rooms last Saturday.

In a setting encapsulating relaxation, refinement and sophistication patrons of the Duchess tea rooms will be able to partake in the time honoured tradition of afternoon tea were they can indulge themselves in an wide assortment of finger sandwiches, scrumptious mouth-watering pastries, savouries, cakes and scones all of which will be served with clotted creams and a range of homemade preserves.

The afternoon and lunch menus will be complemented by a superb choice of over 30 fine loose leaf teas from around the world served to patrons in beautiful fine bone china tea pots and tea cups.

“There are no clocks in the tea rooms, and although it will just be possible to glimpse the flash of the outside world as it passes through Bandon if you look hard in the direction of the door; a strange sense will overcome patrons in which they will experience the unusual feeling of taking a two-hour holiday from time that will only heighten the pleasure of drinking tea at the Duchess tea room,” she said.

The Duchess Tea rooms will offer patrons refinement and the experience of unbridled ambiance, excellence of service and a commitment to pure enjoyment, even in this modern world.

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