The Wallasey Tea Room celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

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A tea room in Wallasey is celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a special menu including a traditional royal-themed tea throughout the June bank holiday.

Fleur Ashley Tea Room in Wallasey Village has spent the past month preparing for Jubilee by decorating in red, white and blue, including union jacks and life-size cardboard cut-outs of Her Majesty herself.

Throughout the holiday, Amie Jones, who runs the tea room, and her daughter Kelly McWilliam will serve customers a variety of homemade sandwiches, sausage rolls, cakes and freshly baked scones.

Owner of Fleur Ashley tearoom in Wallasey Village, Ami Jones, with cardboard cutout of the Queen

Kelly McWilliam told the World: “We have been discussing celebrating the jubilee at the teahouse for about a year now.

“My mum grew up with street parties and around a very British culture so it’s very relevant with the theme of the tea room.”

Wirral Globe: Inside the Fleur Ashley Tearoom in Wallasey VillageInside the Fleur Ashley tea room in Wallasey Village

Those interested in afternoon tea can reserve, come in or order takeout.

Kelly said: “We looked at what the palace was doing and how they would celebrate and from that we created our special menu.

“Mom does everything by hand. She loves doing it for her, it’s about that community spirit and bringing people together.

Guests will enjoy cucumber, smoked salmon and cream cheese, and egg and watercress sandwiches, followed by lemon elderflower cake, strawberry pies, Victoria sponge , an apple pie and custard, and an eton mess all handmade by the owner of the Ami tea room.

Amie said, “People don’t seem to be doing things by hand anymore.

Wirral Globe: Jubilee ready!  Inside the Fleur Ashley tea room in Wallasey VillageJubilee ready! Inside the Fleur Ashley tea room in Wallasey Village

“I feel like it’s something we’ve lost over the years, which is a shame, but I try to celebrate the Jubilee in a traditional way.”

To accompany the special afternoon tea, the tea room will also be playing 1950s music to help guests get into the spirit of the celebrations.

Wirral Globe: Fleur Ashley Tea Room in Wallasey VillageAshley Flower Tea Room in Wallasey Village

Amie said, “The older generation loves it. Some people cried saying it brought back memories.

“It’s so nice to do, especially for our older clients, because it helps them remember things.”

Wirral Globe: ready to celebrate the Queen's Platinum JubileeReady to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Kelly added: “Our clientele are mostly older people, so it really makes them reminisce about the good old days – it makes the whole tearoom sing.

“The other thing that’s really nice is the kids coming in and learning what Jubilee is and why we celebrate it.”

Wirral Globe: red, white and blue for the queenRed, white and blue for the queen

As well as afternoon tea, songs and selfies with the Queen, Fleur Ashley will also be hosting a royal quiz and raffle to win a homemade, hand-decorated cake.

Amie said: ‘It’s something different compared to covid and lockdown which has been quite depressing.

“I think people need a boost and something to celebrate and get excited about. Doing this reminds people that we can still get together and have fun.

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