#beatonstearooms: D is for... Dessert

We're well known for our quality home-baked Cakes....a particular favourite being our signature carrot cake. Anyone who's tasted this delight will no doubt agree!

However, I want to let you in on a secret...Beatons desserts are also to die for!
Have you tried the chocolate decadence sundae? Vanilla and chocolate ice cream with crumbled Belgian chocolate brownie, lashings of rich Italian chocolate sauce, whipped cream and topped off with Maltesers. 

Or the deliciously fresh Tip Top Fruit sundae? A generous mixture of quality strawberry and vanilla ice cream, with juicy summer berries topped of with almonds and whipped cream. 

Both absolutely indulgent and not for the faint hearted...
Or feeling the need for something warming, perhaps the Beatons Truly Scrumptious Crumble will warm your cockles whilst tickling your taste buds. A  generous portion served hot with your choice of custard, ice cream or cream, will the daily crumble be Apple, Rhubarb or Summer berry?! All equally scrummy, freshly baked and perfect whatever the season.

Next time you are indulging in a Beatons treat, make sure you leave a little room for pud!

To book in in for lunch, just give your local Beatons a call.

Find your nearest Beatons will full location details here - you can always book a table to be sure of a seat!

#Tisbury: Cecil Beaton at Home - Book Launch

Beatons in Tisbury were honoured to be the first Tearoom to be a part of the high profile book launch - one has already been held in London's National Portrait Gallery, others in New York and Chicago- for the latest book on Cecil Beaton.

Cecil Beaton (1904 1980): photographer, costume designer, set designer, playwright, creator of fashion fabrics, and designer of sophisticated and extravagant interiors.
Cecil Beaton has been named as ‘one of the 20th century’s most outrageous, and outrageously talented, design legends.’
Cecil Beaton at Home, written by local author Andrew Ginger, focuses on two homes that Cecil Beaton loved and spent many years at.
Ashcombe House, near the Wiltshire village of Tollard Royal, and Reddish House, located in Broad Chalke, another village in beautiful Wiltshire.
We also discover some of the splendours at London's Pelham Place and Beatons’ New York hotel suites.
We see that Beatons country homes were not only havens to escape and seek inspiration for his photography and other artistic pursuits.
But also, and maybe more so, they were designed to provide a theatrical, fanciful yet always beautiful surrounding for Beaton to entertain his equally artistic companions.
Against his often-extravagant interiors, Beatons private life unfolds his unique talent for self-promotion, desire for theatricality, and uncertain pursuit of love.
As Cecil Beaton himself puts it;
'One can't get on at all if one doesn't have a little glamour about ones home'
This lavishly illustrated visual biography brings together original photographs, artworks, and possessions from his interiors to present an intimate picture of Beaton s extraordinary life. 

Beatons Tisbury was packed with Cecil Beaton and home interiors fans as local resident and Beaudesert owner Andrew Ginger spoke about his magnificent book, 'Cecil Beaton at Home: An Interior Life'  just published by Rizzoli.
Beatons Blandford Forum will host a further book signing - date to be announced soon. This brilliant book is available to buy in both Tearooms.

#tea: the antidote to winter chills and made for poultry!

What is it?
Mulled Winter Spice
Mulled Winter Spice Tea is your perfect tea to revive and restore no matter how inclement the British weather!
Black tea and the scent of the clove,
Warming and tempting sit by the stove,
Enjoy this restorative spicy black tea,
Which blows away winter perfectly!
This flavoured black tea comes from the mountains of Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Its festive tones come from the cinnamon and cloves, subtly blended to give a warming robust tea to revive and restore.
A perfect choice for cold winter days, perhaps unsurprisingly, we've discovered it goes well with poultry! It's also a great accompaniment to Afternoon Tea, and our Lemon polenta cake. We invite you to enjoy a pot and let it infuse you with inspiration for finding a good book to hibernate with.