British Sensations at Bracken Village is in such a great location... Perusing shops and finishing with a nice high tea or meal makes for a special day. I'm not sure what is going on at BS, however. I have great memories about my visit when it was Bawdsey Manor, but my recent visit to BS was a dissapointment. I called a few days in advance and arranged for High Tea to be served for us. When we arrived, a table was nicely set and waiting for us. Hot Tea was brought out, but we were never offered a choice of what kind of tea we wanted... The food was delivered in haste with no explanation as to what kinds of finger sandwiches were being served... Then staff disappeared for over 30 minutes so we had to locate someone to ask for fresh tea. The sandwiches were marginal with crusts left on. The sweeter items had the texture and taste of items that had been frozen and thawed, although the whipped cream was nice and fresh. There was an offensive mincemeat pie that was from a package - It has Christmas decorations on it, but our visit was in early July... The grand finish was our having to go stand in the reception area to wait to pay for our meals. It's just so sad...there is so much potential for a tea room or restaurant in this location, but British Sensations is delivering less than sensational food and service .
Pros: Fun Location and Ambiance
Cons: Food, Tea and service