Relax and enjoy a little taste of indulgence
Welcome to the Hidden Treasure House pop-up tearoom! Looking for a little decadence and self-indulgence that you can share with friends? I’d like to invite you to enjoy the unique experience of a secret home tearoom for yourself. At Gatherings you will be served the finest quality afternoon teas, in the cosy, relaxed and informal surroundings of my home.
My traditional afternoon teas are served on five tables all set out with table cloths, fine china cups, saucers and plates, silver cutlery, cake stands and individual tea and coffee pots each table seats six people.
I take great pride in the food and drink that we prepare and serve. I go to great lengths to find the finest quality and, as much as possible, organic ingredients.
Homemade and beautifully prepared afternoon teas are available every other weekend between September to December 2018, from Friday to Sunday. There are two sittings available at 2pm and 4pm on each day.
Spaces fill up fast so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!
We are also available for private parties and special occasions if you have 12 or more guests. Contact us for further information.
Shhhhhhhh….It’s A Secret
My secret pop-up tearoom is situated in a large country house in the stunning peaceful surroundings of the Galloway countryside. Privately located away from the main road, we are close to the tiny village of Dunscore, approx 9 miles outside Dumfries. In keeping with the popular trend of secret or underground pop-up restaurants and tearooms, the exact address is kept secret. Once you’ve booked, the exact address and directions will be given to you.
I aim to deliver food that delights in a wonderful cosy setting in winter months and weather permitting out in the gardens throughout summer. I offer homemade beautifully baked and presented afternoon teas, you can rest assured no one ever goes home hungry!
My menu is changed for each event with different fancies and savouries.
Freshly baked scones with lashings of strawberry conserve and clotted cream, freshly baked cake, delightful finger sandwiches (no crusts!) with a verity of fillings, home baked savoury tarts, little cakes and fancies – cheesecakes, brownies, lemon fingers, shortbread’s – to name just a few.
A large selection of loose leaf teas including my own blends of deliciously refreshing therapeutic hemp teas served in individual pots for individual tastes. Cafetieres of fresh ground coffee. Teas are served with milk or lemon, coffee with milk or fresh cream. An unlimited supply of both is always available.
Chilled still mineral water is on every table and a small selection of cold drinks are available as an alternative to the hot drinks on offer.
My fabulous afternoon teas cost just £17 per person (prices vary for bespoke menus for private parties).
A 50% deposit is required on booking, if you need to cancel your place I require 5 days notice for you deposit to be refunded. if your space if filled within 5 days of the event I also refund your deposit, otherwise deposits are none refundable.
I accept cards and cash on the day, unfortunately card payments carry a surcharge of 3.5%.
I can’t, at the moment, cater for any allergy requirements or children under 12 years.
On The Day
Please arrive promptly. On arrival you will be welcomed and we’ll take your coats, you will be shown to our dining room. Afternoon teas are freshly prepared and laid out just before your arrival time. A tantalising menu of our teas and coffee are found on your place setting your required hot drink order is taken once your table is seated, hot drinks are freshly prepared for you.
You will be cheerfully served by myself, I will be on hand throughout for anything you need.
At the end of your afternoon tea, tables are cleared you can sit and relax, meander the garden or enjoy a unique shopping experience…
More Than Just A Secret Tearoom
Our secret tearoom guests are welcomed to enjoy a unique shopping experience in our secret pop-up shop. Our shop is open exclusively for our tearoom guests or by prior arrangement for 6 or more people.
We stock a fascinating array of unusual homeware and gifts, vintage and antique items as well as luxury organic skincare brand Neals Yard to sample and buy. My own brand of luxury organic hemp tea blends, my range of organic handmade and hand poured hemp candles, delicately fragranced with fine organic essential oils.
There are always homemade cakes, scones and delightful home made chocolates for you to purchase and take away.