Review Curiously Wicked, Morpeth

Yesterday the hubby and I travelled from our home in
Durham to Northumberland. We visited Chillingham castle first before heading
back to Morpeth to visit Curiously Wicked, an Edwardian
vintage tearoom and sweet shop.
The shop is based in Sanderson Arcade, a
small elegant shopping which has an olde worlde feel about it.

I picked up a Groupon voucher for our trip to
Curiously Wicked. It cost us £15 for traditional afternoon tea for two, which
usually costs £17.95 each. I LOVE afternoon tea; it brings out the old lady in
me. Luckily my husband likes nothing better than a cream scone and a cup of
Earl Gray, so out road trips and jaunts out tend to revolve round tasty food
and pretty tea rooms.
The tea room is upstairs, with a pretty sweet
and cake shop below. The deco is pretty yet much more simple than I’d imagined.
I prefer a vintage tea room with lots of little nic nacs to look at and pretty
little added extras. I had expected vintage crockery, but instead found simple
white cups and saucers and metal teapots.

The staff are dressed in traditional costumes
and certainly look the part.

Afternoon tea was brought out with our choice
of beverage and left on the table for us to sample at our leisure. I was
impressed by the selection of finger cut sandwiches, scones and small desserts.
Everything was just the right size to nibble at. The food itself was tasty and
fresh and the scones certainly tasted homemade – the cheese scone was

Our experience was a pleasant one, the food
was tasty, staff were friendly and the setting was nice enough, I just feel it’s
lacking a little something extra. I think some more decorations, maybe some miss
match crockery and some shabby chic pictures on the walls would make a massive

I couldn’t fault the food or drinks, but had
I paid the full price of £17.95 I’d have been quite disappointed. Curiously
Wicked to offer other afternoon tea packages, as well as a food menu, all of
which I’d consider expensive. I think they’re quite over priced for the
location and the setting. I would happily return if I had another special offer
voucher, but sadly I don’t feel the experience was good enough to return and
pay full price.

I thought I’d share some pictures I took at Chillingham Castle where we had a fantastic time exploring and sitting in the pretty gardens. I would definately recommend it for a day out, and we’ll be returning for the Ghost Hunt soon!


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