All things British and Royal are celebrated in this week's favourite virtual tour of fabulous 1940s-themed cafe, Jubilees Vintage Tea Room.
Opposite the church in the East Yorkshire town of Hessle, the strings of Union Jack and lace bunting in the window draw you to this wonderfully quirky time-warp destination.
All Things Royal
The patriotic theme continues inside with regal-red velvet chairs, white walls and blue wallpaper, draped and dotted about with more flags, china crockery, vintage pictures and royal knick-knacks.
Through the archway to the side of the counter the main eating area awaits. Set out as a 1940s dining room, more red chairs around white clothed tables are set off by a backdrop of royal blue walls and vintage patterned wallpaper. Just below ceiling height, a collection of old-time tea pots, caddies, cups and plates stand proudly on shelves which span the length of the room.
Another, simpler-furnished, space at the back holds extra seating for what is clearly a popular cafe. And if you enjoy a spot of reading, try the room next door where you'll find newspaper articles from years gone by covering every wall. Celebrating historic events and royal marriages, it's a fascinating montage of news and musings from yesteryear.
The food looks fabulous too. A delicious array of temptingly traditional cakes greets hungry guests at the door of Jubilees. Victoria sponges, scones and lemon drizzles, iced, dusted and topped with cherries, compete for attention and make selection a tricky process.
Amongst their menu of light bites, snacks and cakes, Jubilees is famous for their traditional afternoon tea - a choice of regally titled 'Queen Victoria', 'Kensington Palace' or 'Diamond Jubilee Luxury', finger sandwiches (crusts removed, of course), served with a quality pot of tea and bakes sprinkled with diced strawberries and white chocolate shavings.
In addition to the daily traditional cafe fare, Jubilees also runs special events like 'Monday Movie Nights', 'The Great Jubilees British Bake Off', and the deliciously titled 'Stitch and Bitch'.
A Slice of History
It's a charming destination, offering a tempting selection of food (check out their cracking Trip Advisor
reviews), all served up with a sizeable portion of nostalgia.
Brilliantly British and refreshingly royal, Jubilees is simply vintage.
Date: 29 July 2016
Author: The 360 Company