As we all know, Britain is a tea drinking nation, but what about the city of Nottingham? You would be forgiven for not naturally boxing great tea making and the midlands into the same category, but If you have ever had the pleasure of visiting Robin Hood county, then you're sure to have walked the Bohemian streets of Hockley. Between all the vintage shops, quirky jewellery stores and vegan eateries you'll find the much-loved authentic tea room that is Lee Rosy's. If there's one thing that makes me happy it's a well made cup of tea, and of course a slice of cake on the side; Lee rosy's has all this and more.
I worked across the road from this cosy little hang out for more than two years at Nottingham's first ever vintage store - Wild Clothing. On a cold rainy day in November there was nothing better than running across the road to the friendly faces in Lee Rosy's, sitting my bottom down at a rustic wooden table and wrapping my palms around a warm mug of traditional tea. If you're a little bit more adventurous than me, they of course have a huge variety of other teas available by either the mug, pot or to takeaway. They also sell coffee, but why would you order that when you can taste the best tea in town? The menu also offers wheat-free and vegan friendly options, this alongside their selection of eye-popping, mouth-watering cakes by the slice makes Lee Rosy's the number one stop for all tea time enthusiasts.
Aside from offering the best cup of tea around, the venue puts on great live music and events with artists such as Anni Rosi and Slow Club under their belt. Hosting underground bands to mowtown nights as well as successfully claiming its position as one of the venues at Nottingham's well known Dot-2-Dot festival, the downstairs event room will satisfy all tastes. Not only this, but those clever people at Lee Rosy's also hold regular games nights, exhibitions, even embroidery and knitting classes for the twee at heart. Situated a stones throw away from Broadway cinema and just down the road from The Screen Room - top tip for all art house film buffs; this little treasure in the heart of my home city ticks all the right boxes for me.