Author of the Month David Szalay: All that Man is.

Author of the Month

David Szalay: All that Man is.

Split in to nine stories about nine men. Each of them in very different circumstances from very different backgrounds, but all with the same basic needs.
Each of them striving to understand just what it means to be alive, to make correct choices, to make the best of what they have.

We are given an insight in to the innermost feelings of these men, from as young as 17 right up to 73 years age, baring all that man is, all that he feels and all that he longs for.
Brutally honest regarding men's weaknesses and desires, this book is powerfully written and certainly makes you think about what really matters in life.
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for this year, you will find this book amongst our carefully curated book selection.

#tea: our No 1 recommendation for health and harmony

What is it?

Herbal harmony
This is a caffeine free, cleansing, herbal infusion with the innumerable health benefits of nettle which include reducing hypertension, inflammation and alleviating asthma symptoms. Liquorice is good for bronchial disorders. As for cardamom? It's used as a breath freshener in India and is known to be great for 'the system'!
A trio of herbs are filling our kettle
Liquorice for chests and that panacea, nettle
Cardamom too - astringent and clean
A harmonious blend - see what we mean?!

What to have it with?
The sweetness of the liquorice and cardamom, balanced with the astringency of the nettle makes this a perfect match for our home-baked cakes. Try it out with our signature carrot cake - which if you haven't tried before - is an absolute must! It's a great digestive after enjoying a light lunch too.

#beatonstearooms Autumn 2016 What's On

Deepest Dorset Book Success in Blandford!
On Sunday the 9th October we were delighted to be able to host the book launch of locally written book Deepest Dorset. 

Fully funded by a charitable foundation, the book is being sold to raise funds for Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, Weldmar Hospicecare Trust, Dorset Community Foundation and the RNLI .

This event was a huge success,  so popular in fact that we were turning people away at the door on the evening, tickets had sold out and we physically didn't have the space! Sincere apologies if this happened to you.

Chester’s Musical Evening
On 30th Sept, a delicious three course meal was enjoyed while Dr. Susan Weir played music from Vilvaldi,  The Four Seasons.

Such a hugely popular evening for the Tearooms in Chester, that they have now organised another Musical evening for the 14th of December, which has sold out already! So tickets are now on sale for the 18th of December for the same, make sure you get in quickly!

These are just a few of the comments from our lovely customers on the evening:
‘A lovely evening, good food, lovely company.’
‘A great evening that exceeds expectations. Please establish a regular programme.’
‘A novel idea, splendidly delivered. A cultural and culinary feast.’
‘I think this venue is fantastic. We enjoyed this evening so much
Really enjoyable. More please!’

#beatonsbod: Alex - our House Cat at Blandford

Beatons Bod:  Alex

What's your role and what do you like best about your job?
My name's Alex and I am a waitress at Beatons in Blandford. I find the most enjoyable aspect of working here is getting to know customers and being friendly and chatty with the regulars. I think this is the best aspect of my job because I am able to learn so much about the local area from born and bred people!

What's you’re favorite drink or edible from our menu?
My classic drink is either the Authentic Chai or a gingerbread soy latte. Very Christmassy! My favourite edible is a teacake with the tart blackcurrant jam., a perfect match.

And how about your favourite book from our shelves?
I love all the art books we have in recently like the Drawing is Magic book or how to be a wallflower. Not only are they pretty books to visually enjoy but also inspire adults and children to get arty and crafty!

Which of the ways we like to go about things at Beatons means most to you and why?
I think the most important aspect of Beatons is the goal to make each individual customer feel special before they leave. Also the fact that all the food and drinks are made to a very high standard and each staff members works their hardest to impress and delight our customers.

If you were an animal, bird or creeping creature what would you be and why?
I would love to be a house cat, so I can be Queen of the House. (haha!)

What - outside work - makes your skin tingle? It could be a dream, activity (printable!) or piece of music!
I am a big fan of yoga and longboarding at the beach. Rain or shine, however I especially love it when it's stormy.