For my birthday I was treated to cakes and sandwiches (sadly no egg mayo ones) in the Ballroom at Blackpool Tower – how very grand!
You can easily book online with slots every half an hour. We booked for 2:30pm which gave us plenty time to let our big English breakfast digest before tucking into slabs, and I mean slabs of carrot and red velvet cake, along with scones and lemon meringue pie – Pictures to follow.
The experience was certainly what you paid for (well for us anyway, as we are pretty fussy eaters) – the grand ballroom was spinning with dancers. Both professional and non professional, however I was a bit intimidated to take to the floor to show of my classic robot style dancing.
On arrival we were shown to our seat and offered tea or coffee. We both opted for tea, which was a change as I am a known coffee addict but with being away from home I did not want to risk a UTI which usually arrives after the first sip.
The wait then began….
Not that I was bothered to begin with as I was fascinated by the dancers on the floor – some taking it much more serious than others. Tunes filled the room from the organ which eventually vanished into the floor, leaving a little one carrying on the tune. We assumed he must of needed a break. The stand in organ player interacted with the afternoon tea-ers taking requests and being a little cheeky – all in good fun I must add! Every plate that came out with our server we hoped was ours. You received 3 plates bursting with food however there was no sign of ours and our tea pot was empty!
We managed to get the attention of a member of staff who was able to give us more tea and inform us our food should be with us soon. It was not… More waiting, a trip to the loo and some pining at people who arrived after us who were lucky to be eating before us.
After an hour our 3 plates arrived, not as filled as the others but still a good choice of massive cakes. The sandwiches were a bit of a let down though. As we had been forgotten about, which the staff did apologise for, we had a selection of leftover tuna, salmon, BLT and a sausage and lettuce (which I thought was a random combo!)
Russell and I did have a good laugh and this had been something I wanted to do for a long time so I was really glad we went. It definitely is a must if you like Strictly Come Dancing… and a real love for lettuce!
Ps. Look up at the ceiling – it is impressive!