Earlier this month, we took a little trip to Reveley Lodge in Bushey – this Grade II listed building is home to a truly wonderful tearoom called Mabel’s.

Mabel’s Vintage Tearoom is in the impeccably presented Billiard Room inside Reveley Lodge, offering a truly vintage experience. That’s because this isn’t any ordinary tearoom.

Music from the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s plays in the background, staff are dressed in traditional uniforms and food is served on vintage china – and the room features a permanent collection of original oil paintings by Albert Chewett, a past owner of Reveley Lodge. One of the paintings is of Mabel the housemaid serving afternoon tea, which is how the tearoom got its name.

Serving afternoon teas and an extensive lunch menu on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays – including vegan and gluten-free options when booked in advance – the tearoom really is a lovely place.

After sampling the finest tea and coffee, we made the most of the opportunity to walk around Reveley Lodge’s wonderful gardens where all sorts of different fruits and vegetables are grown. Everyone had a fabulous time and we’ll no doubt be back at Mabel’s in the future!