Z is for Zillions...

What is a zillion? According to my old Concise Oxford Dictionary it’s an ‘indefinite large number’! That means I can safely say there are a zillion different events which are available to you, our ‘Distinguished Guests’ and local community. 

While you’ve been enjoying our new menu (thanks for all the positive feedback!) and 5* new Afternoon Teas, the team at Beatons Central have been refining our menu of events to extend the ways we provide you and the community with a restorative experience, gracious hospitality and generous value. 

What’s on the menu? 

· Patrons Occasions 

  - Birthdays, Births, Bridal, Anniversaries, Graduations and Retirements

 We regularly see customers come in who are celebrating a special occasion. We’re always happy to reserve a table (or four!) and make these occasions extra special and – if the group is very large – allocate a special area for your ‘do’. We have some easy ‘group’ options too!  

Although subject to each Tearooms’ discretion, extending our hours so you can enjoy a private early evening event with all the Beatons’ trimmings is also a possibility. Just ask if you have something special in mind.

- Private Book Launches 

Usually held between 6 and 7.30 pm, Beatons is the perfect place for drinks and canapés to celebrate the publication of your new book with the bookshelves and your book in the background! 

- Wakes 
When one of our regular customers or friends suffers a bereavement we may be able to accommodate their wake – 4pm onwards, weekdays only and subject to availability. It’s an honour to be able to do this for those we know in a friendly, dignified and restorative way.

      ·  Home for Your Club or Networking Group 
We’re ‘home’ already for a number of different groups, for instance, a mid-morning Carers Group at Beatons Tisbury. We can provide a great networking breakfast, or regular space for your reading or craft group.
     · Masterclasses and Workshops 
From January you will be able to learn about the world of tea which ends up on our shelves. Tea Ambassador, Harry McGookin, is preparing a fascinating Masterclass as a first introduction to tea for those less familiar with the terms ‘terroir’, oolong and the many rainbow shades, and how to brew them to perfection! Please flag your interest with your local Tearooms Owner or ‘gather some friends’ as we will need a minimum of 6 signed up to run them.  

Would you like to host an evening Workshop or Masterclass for up to 12 in your local Beatons? We’d particularly like to hear from you if you can offer photography, hat-making or floristry Masterclasses and are looking for an elegant environment, our classic Beatons Brew blend, filter coffee and soft drinks and cake, too, if you wish!   

P.S. Z is also for Zest and Zeal which are definitely two of the ingredients in the Beaton Team’s magic.  

                                                                                                       Liz Darcy Jones, Book Ambassador