The Knoll House Hotel, established in 1931 is a traditional Dorset hotel, and quintessentially English, full of charm and history. Situated at Studland in Dorset, it’s a little hidden gem with breathtaking views over Studland Beach and beyond.
We were kindly invited for Afternoon Tea, and I couldn’t wait to visit the hotel I’d often driven past, and dreamt it to be the perfect coastal retreat.
And I wasn’t disappointed, steeped in history with a modest charm, the family and dog friendly hotel was all I imagined it to be.
Afternoon tea is served in the Bistro daily from 2-5pm. The bistro has a relaxed, friendly and slightly more modern feel to it, than the rest of the hotel.
Although lucky with the weather, it was too chilly to sit outside so we enjoyed the incredible sea views from a window table.
Our Afternoon Tea For Two included a generous pot of tea, sandwiches including cheese & pickle and ham. Often, as a vegetarian I lose out on the sandwiches, but not at the Knoll House. Four scones, two plain and two fruit with copious amounts of cream and jam. And my favourite part, delicious cakes on the top tier of the stand. The choice of cakes vary daily, but were treated to chocolate brownies, walnut cake, gingerbread cake and mini victoria sponges.
Some afternoon teas I have had in the past have been too rich and heavy, but the food served to us at the Knoll House was perfect, and just a few crumbs were left.
Adjacent to the bistro is a play room, perfect for little ones to keep themselves entertained. We visited the Knoll House Hotel without our boys this time, but I’m looking forward to taking them with us next time. As I know they’d love this room.
Gifted Afternoon Tea For Two in return for social media coverage. All views are my own.