Last week I visited the most charming tea room, in Carefree! Owner Joanne Gemmill was born in Hampshire, England but moved to Arizona years ago. She missed her beloved country and decided to open up the English Rose Tea Room.
It’s open every day from 11:00 to 4:00 and you can either have lunch or enjoy the Duchess of Bedford’s Formal Afternoon Tea. The formal tea is served on a three-tiered cake stand from their finest antique bone china. It includes tea sandwiches, scones, petit fours, and a pot of tea.
You can also bring along your children for their own Nursery Tea. It is the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, baby shower or just to stop by for their delicious food! They will be hosting a Royal Baby Shower for Princess Kate on Friday, June 21st from 10:00 to 4:00. Bring a bag of diapers or gifts to the party and they will be sent to women’s shelters in the Phoenix area. Tell Joanne that I sent you!