Main Dining Room
I have chosen ‘Courting toile’ as the design for the wall covering in my tea-rooms, as I believe it embodies all of the finer aspects of life.
Courtesy of my cousin, Lady Atherton, in addition to the candles on the tables, the room is now lit by incandescent light bulbs - a great improvement on the gas lamps where I was not entirely convinced about their safety. For the china it had to be blue Willow pattern, again portraying a touch of elegance.
We can take a maximum of 32 patrons, which I feel is a number which engenders a friendly atmosphere
For those who are less able to move around we help as much as is possible. Similarly for those who, like myself, have special dietary needs we do our very best to assist. In both of these instances advanced notice of the need is desirable.
Whilst guests are not expected to be wearing their formal attire, I would request that you are smartly presented. If you have been walking in the woods then please ensure that evidence of this exercise is left at the door.
Christmas is special at Aunt Martha's where we also hold formal soirees and Murder Mystery evenings