Thursday, 1 June 2017

Beatons ‘Bod’ for June: Emily our Sea-loving Turtle!

Each month we introduce you to a member of the Beatons team or one of our core contributors or suppliers. They give you a little insight as to what gives them their sparkle and what they enjoy about being an essential part of the Beatons Tearooms group.


Beatons Bod: Emily

What's your role and what do you like best about your job?
I am a waitress and part of the Tisbury’s Front of House staff. I love interacting with the customers and building up good relationships, its so rewarding to see customers returning again and again! 

What's your favorite drink or edible from our menu?

I’d have to say that my favourite drink is the Soya Hot Chocolate, I like to add a shot of caramel in mine! If I’m trying to be healthier then I love the Gunpowder Tea, both delicious and comforting.

And how about your favourite book from our shelves?
That’s easy!  ‘Let them eat Cake’ by Gesine Bullock-Prado. Being on a plant based diet can sometime be restrictive when it comes to sweet treat, and this book has given me so much inspiration when it comes to yummy vegan recipes!

Which of the ways we like to go about things at Beatons means most to you and why?
What I like best is the way everyone at Beatons is so welcoming, it creates a great atmosphere, too many other establishments just feel cold and unfriendly, not Beatons!

If you were an animal, what would you be?
I would probably be a Sea Turtle, I love the water so much and Sea Turtles always seem to be so peaceful and protective of their own.

Lastly, what are you most looking forward to in terms of Beatons' events or future plans?
I’m looking forward to gaining more experience and knowledge in my role, I don’t think you can ever stop learning!
Also I hear that exciting things are in store for Beatons as a group, so I am looking forward to seeing how we grow as a business.

J is for...Juicy new Smoothies and more!



If you have been in to your nearest Beatons during May then you will have noticed our exciting new menu options and our beautiful new menu look!

We are proud to be able to launch new items such as the Beatons Ploughman's, which has been received eagerly by our customers.

‘We both had an excellent Ploughman's - a new addition to the menu I believe - the slice of pork pie was scrummy! Will definitely have another one on our next visit!’

We have three delicious new salads now on our lunch menu, perfect for summery weather, which will your favourite be?!

-Goats Cheese and Red Onion Salad -Prawn, Orange, Avocado and red onion Salad -Warm Sweet Chilli Chicken Salad with Cashew nuts and Bacon.

If you fancy something hot with a bit of a kick, we now have a new take on our hugely popular Spicy Tuna melt and are offering a Chilli Beef melt, chilli con carne on toast, smothered in cheddar cheese. Just ask for our ‘vegi’ option on this if you prefer, our vegetarian option is just as delicious!Two new sandwiches are on the menu, beautifully matched flavours of Beef with Horseradish Sauce  and  also a Brie and Cranberry option, yum!

All you who are looking for a healthy and delicious drinks option, our fresh and fruity new smoothies will definitely be a hit! We have the Berry Blast, packed full of Vitamin C  from the mix of blackberries, strawberries and blackcurrants! Or opt for our Mighty Green smoothie fresh and delicious with kiwi, pear, mint, apple and avocado. 

If you’re looking for something naughty but nice instead, try our Hot Belgian Waffles, drizzled with Chocolate Sauce served with Vanilla Ice Cream or the classic Italian dessert, Affogato, a generous scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream served with a single shot of hot Espresso.We hope that you enjoy these new items as much as we have enjoyed tweaking and testing them, and we look forward to seeing you soon!



Lemongrass, Liquorice and Mint

Tea of the Month

Our tea of the month is always 
a little easier on your purse and
usually has great health benefits. 
Can we tempt you to try
something a bit different today?

What is it? Lemongrass and Mint

One of our more robust herbal teas, the distinctive 'deep' flavours of lemongrass, liquorice and mint make this highly restorative.
Aromatic and slightly astringent - it's a great germ killer! Lemongrass leaves and oil are used in medicines for a wide range of ailments from high blood pressure to rheumatism. When drunk regularly its anti-hyperlipidaemic and anti-hypercholesteraemic properties support healthy cholesterol levels. Like most teas it's high in antioxidants and flavonoids.

Some teas insist our taste buds travel east where curled mint
And lemongrass stroke bold hibiscus dressed in Beatons' pink...

Unsurprisingly, given its use in Southeast Asian cuisine, this is an infusion which complements savoury dishes as well as all our desserts. However, scones are made for this tea irrespective of whether you order cheese or sweet with cream and jam as it enhances the flavours of both. Order today and let us know which combination you like best!

Starting the day with Poetry and Pastries!

Events

Chester poetry group was founded and is run by Gill McEvoy and Annie Holland who are local poets and authors in Chester.

The group started with only five members at first and has gradually grown over the last two years to a present total of 15-17 poets most sessions and still growing.

A subject is chosen by Gill and Annie in advance and each poet who attends reads out either their own creation or their favourite poem (written by someone else) on each month’s subject.
A social aspect to the group has now developed with poets staying and chatting with other group members long after the poetry has finished.

The group meet at 9.30am on the first Monday of each month and have a cup of tea or coffee on entry and then after the poetry they have another drink with Beatons freshly baked pastry all for only £6.50.

Supporting Local Charity

Each of Tearooms are continuing to support their local charities this year by  the 'Communitea Cause' beverages on the menu. One's hot, one's cold and we have donated 25p and the customer has donated 25p (total 50p) to the 'Communitea Cause' from each order.  As well getting involved in events and donating raffle prizes.

Tisbury manager, Harry McGookin is pictured here with Jan Burns  handing over a cheque for the money raised so far for Sudep a charity. Find them on Facebook at:
Charlie Farley's SUDEP-Awareness