Saturday, December 19, 2015

Two new places to take tea

Historic Hawthorn Lodge at Bushy Park. Now open for teas.
TRADITIONAL English-style cream teas will be the specialty of one of two new businesses in the Derwent Valley.

The new owners of Hawthorn Lodge at Bushy Park have re-opened the historic house as a bed and breakfast and from this weekend it will also trade as the Lazy Tearooms and gift shop, offering freshly-baked scones, served with locally made fruit jams topped with clotted cream.

Customers will be able to select the tea of their choice and enjoy it served in porcelain teapots and cups. Coffee will be available as well. Tea can be served on the verandah overlooking the 100-year-old sequoias in the beautiful grounds or by the roaring fire on cooler days. Also available will be sweet treats, cheese boards and toasted sandwiches. The associated gift shop features products mostly sourced in Tasmania.

Hawthorn Lodge is at 1733 Glenora Rd, Bushy Park. The Lazy Tearooms will be open on weekends from 10am-6pm. Phone 6286 1240, email marie@hawthornlodge.com.au or visit www.hawthornlodge.com.au.

Meanwhile at Maydena, the operators of Mt Field's Waterfalls Cafe have taken over the former Forestry Hub, opening yesterday an as-yet un-named cafe. The business will initially operate from 10am-4pm, seven days a week.

The Maydena Hub is in Kallista Rd, Maydena. Rachel Power has announced that she and her husband Greg have taken on the lease for the Hub, with the intention of buying the premises. Mrs Power has asked Maydena locals for suggestions for a name for the new business and what they would like to see provided there.

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