Vegan cream tea now available!

Vegan cream tea served in Mount Stewart Tea Room
Published : 20 Nov 2019

Joining the three million other scones eaten at our 350 cafes every year, the new vegan cream tea features a plain scone and oat milk vegan cream.

This scone now joins a long list of alternatives to the traditional fruit variety that we have on our menu.

Vegan cream tea now served in Mount Stewart Tea Room
Vegan cream tea served in Mount Stewart Tea Room
Vegan cream tea now served in Mount Stewart Tea Room

Created by Development Chef Rebecca Janaway, the vegan cream tea reflects the diversity of National Trust visitors:

“We are welcoming more people than ever before to the places we care for with a variety of tastes and dietary needs, and our menu needs to reflect that. We know from talking with visitors who are vegan that they are looking for more choice and that they struggle to find classic British comfort food, and what could be more classic than the cream tea.”

The vegan cream team sits alongside a range of autumn hot meals and light snacks that are also suitable for vegans, including coronation cauliflower and couscous salad, mixed bean chilli one pot, mushroom and thyme roll, red lentil cottage pie, red Thai spiced squash soup and a vegetable tagine one pot. The autumn menu champions the food grown in National Trust gardens, much of which is planted specifically to be used in cafés.

Why not visit and try it for yourself?

* National Trust research conducted in 2019 amongst 3,000 online respondents who visit National Trust places showed that 3% described themselves to be vegan.

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