Flippin' fantastic: pancake day at Daphne's Tea Room
By Evie Payne
13th Feb 2024 | Local News
Rutland's best kept secret, Daphne's Tea Room, is celebrating pancake day today, 13 February 2024.
Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is a special day celebrated in many countries around the world.
Shrove Tuesday (also known as Mardi Gras, Pancake Tuesday or Pancake Day) is the final day of Carnival or Shrovetide, marking the end of pre-Lent. Lent begins the following day with Ash Wednesday. It is observed in many Christian countries through participating in confession and absolution, the ritual burning of the previous year's Holy Week palms, finalising one's Lenten sacrifice, as well as eating pancakes and other sweets.
Rutland Farm Park is no exception to this annual feast day and, with the pans heating, batter being mixed and huge range of sweet toppings ready to be poured, there isn't much time left to run down to Rutland farm Park to indulge this Tuesday!
The team will be serving crepes and American-style pancakes all day today and on Thursday 15 February, for those who can't make it on Shrove Tuesday. Get 'em while they're still home hot - homemade and just in time for half term on the farm.
And if pancakes aren't your thing, the team are hosting a Valentine's Afternoon Tea this week, including a selection of home and hand made foods and treats at Rutland Farm Park - and entry to the farm - for only £18.95 per person.
The team make almost all of their goodies in-store and source ingredients locally, so you can guarantee that there is something for everyone - especially those of you with a sweet tooth and a love of traditional British tea rooms.
After you have indulged in pancakes, afternoon tea, a panini, sandwich or other meal or snack, you can enjoy a stroll around the farm, visiting the goats, ducks, llamas, alpacas, horses, cows and other animals, and take the kids to the play area or to sponsor one of the animals on the farm. Sponsorship is another great way to show family and friends that you care, while giving back to Rutland Farm Park - who have rescued a range of their animals from residents in and around Rutland.
Daphne's is attached to the farm, but you don't have to pay entry to indulge at the traditional tea room, so be sure to swing by for a bite to eat with family, friends, kids or for some solo peace and quiet from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am until 4pm.
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