Great philosophical questions of our time, No 45: Should the word ‘scone’ rhyme with ‘Ron’ or ‘Rhone’?
Pick a side and discuss over today’s Big Deal on afternoon tea in the lovely Burnhouse Manor Hotel in Ayrshire.
A romantic little country house hotel, Burnhouse Manor is close enough to Glasgow to be convenient for a day trip.
At the same time, its rural location, near Stewarton, makes it a tranquil spot for kicking back and taking it easy over a pot of tea and a scone topped with lashings of jam.
Two or four people
This Big Deal is for two or four people to have afternoon tea – a house speciality – at Burnhouse Manor.
The offer is available from 11am to 4pm, seven days a week.
Afternoon tea is a real treat at Burnhouse Manor Hotel and the in-house bakers work tirelessly ensuring the tastiest treats are on the menu.
As well as tea or coffee, afternoon tea includes sandwiches with an array of fillings followed by a selection of tray-bakes, sponge, biscuits, meringues, scones and the extremely popular Burnhouse strawberry tarts.
Burnhouse Manor Hotel has plenty of enthusiastic reviews of the afternoon tea on its Facebook page. We have edited them for length:
‘Came here for afternoon tea for my mum’s birthday. We had a lovely selection of sandwiches and cakes and the staff were lovely. I had only very briefly mentioned that if was my mum’s birthday, but somehow they managed to find her a little cupcake and candle! Lovely attention to detail, and a personal touch to make our quiet afternoon out just that bit more special!’
‘What a wonderful place. Our waiter James was a delight and extremely helpful. The surroundings and grounds were amazing, a great little gem. We will definitely be back with family – can’t wait.’
This is from TripAdvisor:
‘Lovely birthday afternoon tea… staff was excellent, friendly, professional manner, couldn’t help anymore. I would highly recommend people to try. Good parking area…’
With vouchers valid until the end of July 2017, this offer is perfect for a spring or summer day out.
A little countryside drive followed by a delicious afternoon tea at Burnhouse Manor will always round off a perfect sunny day.
It would also make a thoughtful gift. However you pronounce ‘scone’.