I am not long home from a lovely afternoon tea experience at the Richmond Park Hotel in Bo’ness. Somewhere I knew of but had never considered going to. The hotel is not far from where I live and my friend that I met there, lives in the town. There’s an itison offer for the afternoon tea just now, you can opt to add a cocktail too.
The bar is well stocked with local spirits like the colourful Lin Gin bottles. The decor is very modern and inviting, we ate late afternoon and lots of people were coming in for drinks and dinner, something I’ll definitely do in future.
It was nice to see the old photos of the town on the brick walls.
We had a mini soup, smoked salmon rolls, cheese and tomato relish and ham and mustard finger sandwiches. Irn bru cheesecake was a firm favourite of mine, so light and creamy. The service was impeccable, the lady who served us couldn’t do enough for us, topping up our individual large teapots (my friend had earl grey and I breakfast tea) and explaining where the ingredients are sourced from. Everything is made on site. The shortcrust pork sausage roll and mini steak pie were a delightful addition, I love an equal amount of savoury treats to sweet in my afternoon tea. I was pretty full so I took the remaining 2 cakes home for my husband who gobbled them up in seconds!