Customer Testimonials

Pippa Ravenscroft – Funeral – October 2019

Dear Alice, Thank you so much for the wonderful tea you provided for my Mum’s funeral wake. All my guests were singing your praises all afternoon as the vintage crockery looked lovely and the sandwiches and cakes were absolutely delicious. The vegans were particularly enthusiastic to have their own platter of wonderful delicacies. I will be telling everyone about your wonderful teas and will certainly call on your services again in the future. I cannot thank you enough. With best wishes. Pippa


Lauren and Alex – September 2019

I just wanted to say thank you Alice and your lovely tea ladies! You did an absolute splendid job at my daughters wedding, every single sandwich and cake was delicious, the service was impeccable, nothing was too much trouble and everything looked beautiful! Such a professional Thanks again!


Katy and Lee – May 2019

Thank you so so very much from myself and Lee and the whole wedding party. Everyone loved the afternoon tea! Me and Lee are so thrilled at how you ran the day with your ladies (who are as lovely & professional as you are!)
We had the best day anyone could ask for, which ran so smoothly and I think that’s mainly down to you and the ladies. So THANK YOU so much from Mr & Mrs Balmforth! 😄 Couldn’t have asked for anything more!


Hollie and Stuart – April 2019

Just wanted to say thank you for catering our wedding day! Everyone has commented how gorgeous the food was and how lovely you and the ladies were! Everything was so straight forward and ran smoothly which was amazing! Thank you that nothing was too much for you and for being so lovely throughout!


Jane Gray – Baby Shower – March 2018

I cannot thank Alice enough for the fantastic vintage tea party for my best friend’s baby shower this weekend. The ease of working with Alice’s Vintage Pantry made it so simple and really took a huge amount of stress out of hosting forty ladies at my home. The food was of superb quality and everyone who attended commented how fantastic it was (especially the scones and lemon drizzle cake which was gone in no time!!!). Nothing was too much trouble and everyone involved in the organisation of the day was delighted – a perfect way to cater for a baby shower. Couldn’t recommend Alice and her team more….just need to find excuses to use them again in the future. Thanks again.

Emma and Paul – Wedding – September 2017

Where do we start?! Everything you did from start to finish was AMAZING!!! The food was outstanding, the service and staff outstanding. So polite and helpful. Everyone loved the food and day, we’ve had so many compliments. Thank you for allowing our singing waiters to be part of your staff, to help with my surprise for everyone! Thanks you so much xxx

Wedding – August 2017

Thank you Alice and your wonderful team for helping us serve food and drinks at our wedding in August. You made everything run so smoothly, you thought of everything, your advice was spot on, you didn’t mind staying late and you went above and beyond! Can’t recommend you and your tea-ladies enough!

Susan – 70th Birthday Party – July 2017

Thank you to you and your lovely tea-ladies for making Saturday so special. Everyone said how much they enjoyed your tea and cakes. They were delicious. We will be all be talking about it for quite a while!

Sylvia – Funeral – July 2017

You did us proud!! It was such a cheering sight to return from the crematorium and see your delicious spread so beautifully laid out, all those gorgeous cups and saucers!! So many many thanks xx

Wedding – May 2017

Alice provided the afternoon tea for my wedding in May and the service I received was absolutely fabulous!! Alice and her team helped to make the day run smoothly with nothing being too much trouble. The tea, cakes and sandwiches were absolutely beautiful and the china and layout of the tables was superb!! I would absolutely recommend Alice to others, the service was faultless!!

Lauren – Bat mitzvah – May 2017

Thank you so much for catering yesterday’s event. From when we first booked you until yesterday everything was perfect. Nothing was too much trouble and you took the stress out of everything. All that is before I mention your stunning china and the food. The food was phenomenal and I doubt there is a better caterer out there.

Maria Ritchie – May 2017

Excellent, everything was faultless. Food was glorious, her pictures on Facebook are so true to life. Alice has certainly captured this niche market 100%. All arranged by email, so easy. She is patient and answered numerous questions and queries, nothing is too much trouble for her. Excellent afternoon tea…wish we were doing it again this weekend!

Sarah and Dean – Wedding – May 2017

The food and service was absolutely amazing. I think literally everyone I have spoken too since have commented on how good the afternoon tea and cakes were it was better than I could have imagined!! You and your team should be very proud you really helped to make the day run smoothly!! I would definitely recommend you to others!!

Emma – Christening – September 2016

Thank you so much for yesterday, the tea ladies and the china absolutely made the day! The ladies totally transformed the room and I could not have asked for anymore we were thrilled with everything! I’m already thinking when can we use you again!!!
Thanks again for everything the ladies took all the stress away for us which allowed us to enjoy the day.

Fiona and Mark – Wedding – September 2016

Just a little note to say thank you, thank you, thank you for everything you did to make our wedding day THE most amazing day ever. We simply can’t thank you enough, you were amazing from start to finish. The food and service were outstanding and you made us feel totally relaxed. Thank you so much.

Birthday Party – August 2016

Thank you so much for making the whole afternoon more stress free for us! You worked tirelessly in the background so we had time to chat to our guests. The china was gorgeous and my mums friends loved the tea party. I can’t recommend Alice & her team highly enough… Will definitely use them & their lovely crockery again! Perfect for our mum’s 70th birthday party. Thank you!!

Wedding – August 2016

Alice catered for our wedding two weeks ago and the food was delicious & the crockery was beautiful, the staff are wonderful and couldn’t do enough for us, I cannot believe a company I stumbled across on the Internet 18 months ago could be so fantastic, it made the day, only now I’m remorseful I couldn’t eat more cake on the day!

Hen Party – July 2016 

Thank you so much for an absolutely fabulous afternoon tea hen party. The bride was completely bowled over by everything. The food was incredible, with such a wide range of delicious sandwiches and cakes to choose from. You really did think of everything! The china looked perfect and the room was beautifully set up. The flowers, candles, bunting, and afternoon tea style music were unexpected and very thoughtful extra touches. We have used other afternoon tea catering companies before but you really did set a new standard and we fully intend to use your services again. Thank you so much!

Corporate Event – July 2016 

Feedback I’ve had about your cakes is fantastic, “best cup cakes ever” “can we get them again”! On a personal note you and your team make the best cup of tea I’ve ever had and boy did it hit the spot on the day, thank you for being so flexible, unobtrusive and professional. Once again thank you very much for all your hard work.

Christening – July 2016

Want to send a big Thank you to Alice and her team for a wonderful afternoon tea service yesterday for my daughters Christening, it was so beautiful and everyone loved it, highly recommended xx

Retirement Party – July 2016

Thank you so much for yesterday. Everything was fantastic and the compliments about your cakes are still being made. The staff have made light work of the remaining cakes and have really enjoyed them.Thank you to you and Sarah for making my retirement tea such a success.

Wedding – July 2016

Absolutely amazing service!! Alice and her team did a fabulous afternoon tea at our wedding on Saturday – the cakes and sandwiches were divine!! everybody commented on how amazing they were!
Alice and her lovely tea ladies also helped set everything up and served and cleaned up well into the evening – they took out all the stress and went completely above and beyond!! The day went perfectly thanks to their help! Would totally recommended anyone and everyone!

Also Alice is just lovely and so helpful with contacts for anything else wedding related that you may need – not many people would be bothered – but Alice was always happy to help!
Just need another event so we can have them back again!

Baby Shower – May 2016

The baby shower went down a storm, the sandwiches were delicious and the cake and scones were so moist and tasty. Would definitely book again and recommend to others. Thanks Alice!!

Alma’s Christening – February 2016

Our daughter’s christening was a really important occasion for us so we wanted to make sure we got it right. We wanted to have a really special afternoon tea with all of our family and friends. When we asked Alice to do the event for us we certainly weren’t disappointed. From the initial communication with Alice it was clear that we had made the right decision as we worked together to get it absolutely right. If the selection of finger sandwich delights and amazing cakes all washed down with loose leaf tea wasn’t enough, the vintage crockery and superb tea ladies took the experience to another level. Our guests were blown away as were we. If you’re considering an occasion afternoon tea and you don’t book Alice, more fool you!

Sarah and James – December 2015 – Wedding

Alice catered for our wedding in December. We had over 100 guests in a venue that does not usually host weddings. Nothing was too much trouble for Alice and her wonderful team of tea ladies. The food was delicious and the service was warm and friendly as well as professional. Highly recommend. Thank you Alice x

Edward – August 2015 – Christening

I just want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for the amazing food and service you provided for Teddy’s Christening. I really appreciated the fact you squeezed us in even though you were fully booked up. The cupcakes, china and tray bakes were not only visually spectacular but they tasted incredible too. Our guests were very thoroughly impressed and Yorkshire folk are difficult people to please.

Ceri and Jason – August 2015 – Wedding

Thank you so so much Alice for the delicious afternoon tea you and your lovely team served so professionally at our wedding yesterday. The tables looks breathtakingly stunning too. You have been a fantastic support to me during the planning of our wedding offering a wealth of advice support and wisdom. I will always be grateful I was lucky enough to find your fabulous company to help make our day so special. With much love and a million thank-you’s

Lynsey and Lee – August 2015 – Wedding

We used Alice’s Vintage pantry for our wedding on 1st August. Every one of the 120 guests were amazed by the food, service, presentation and atmosphere that was created. The cakes were divine and Alice and her team did a spectacular job of keeping us all happy. Alice knows her food and business very well and I took lots of direction from her during the planning stages. Highly recommended, I’m trying to create an excuse to throw another party to use her again!

Robyn – Hen Party – July 2015

Alice & her team are absolutely fantastic!! I have spent the past few months organising my sisters hen party, and with a group of 30 girls to organise this was no easy task! Alice was incredibly helpful, reassuring, motivating, and the day couldn’t have turned out any better!
Alice & her team provided us with a vintage afternoon tea party; afternoon tea (with fabulous China), hair, make-up, and crafts! To top it off the team were dressed up vintage-style, they decorated the room with beautiful tablecloths & bunting, and we had tea party music playing in the background! The girls absolutely loved the afternoon,especially my sister! We all felt a million dollars after such a fabulous day! Would highly recommend to anyone and everyone

Lauren and Matt – Wedding – July 2015

We could not recommend Alice and her team more!! They absolutely made our wedding day. So easy to work with from start to finish, the china is gorgeous and the food couldn’t be better. We loved how flexible Alice was on the sandwiches and cakes we could have. If you’re thinking are my guests going to like this and is there going to be enough food?? The answer is absolutely yes!! So many of our guests commented on the quality of the food and china and loved the uniqueness of the afternoon tea at a wedding!

Lisa – July 2015 – Hen Party

Thank you so much for last Saturday, the cakes were amazing, you covered every little detail absolutely top class and i will be recommending you to all. I’m trying to think of an excuse to have another one and will be in touch soon for cakes xx

Mim – June 2015 – 18th Birthday Party

Fab Fab afternoon tea! Thank you for a lovely 18th party for our daughter, everyone loved it. I even wanted to eat leftover cake of breakfast !! highly recommend!

Sue and Joe – April 2015 – Birthday Cake

We would like to send our sincere thanks for Joe’s delightful Lemon Drizzle cake that he himself chose as his birthday cake over one of those icing covered supermarket jobs, although he is only 9, he takes his cake very seriously, (will only eat it with a cake fork, know you will be proud!) and he has just finished the last of the 16 slices we got out of it and announced it the most delicious he has ever had and wishes you were his mum! Praise indeed! Thank you!

Sara Brogan – Christening – March 2015

I just wanted to write and say a great big thank you for all you did to make our christening so special. I knew from the first time we spoke that Alice’s Vintage Pantry were the people for the job. Nothing has been too much trouble for you and I gave you a few hurdles in terms of the dietary requirement’s for some of the guests. As you were aware I was away the night before and I had left everything in your capable hands…. to be fair I was so confident that I didn’t give it a second thought. When we arrived the room looked amazing you had thought of every detail from the beautiful vintage crockery, vases on the tables down to the music (something we had never discussed) I haven’t even touched on the food!! It was AMAZING I have had so many compliments from my guests about the quality and abundance of the sandwiches and cakes….you have a great skill. Thank you once again. 

Titfers By Nest – Business Launch – March 2015

Grateful thanks Alice for the beautiful and delicious spread at our launch on Saturday. You made the whole thing so easy “a piece of cake” springs to mind. All of the guests commented on the irresistible spread and were enchanted by the “real tea” and chinaware. Cake forks and the pinnies stole my heart, shortly after the blueberry muffins. Much indebted to you. It was PERFECT, thank you.


Mothers Day China Hire – March 2015

The Mother’s Day afternoon tea party was fantastic.We pulled off the baking. Everyone loved the china and they were very taken by the fact there were cake forks!


Jane and Mark – Wedding – February 2015

From the moment I originally contacted you with my initial query I knew I had made the right decision. Your friendliness and professionalism meant I simply had to book you to provide afternoon tea for our party.

Ours was a slightly unusual event, a Silver Wedding anniversary combined with Vow Renewal at a Fire Museum, but never once did you allow me to believe arrangements would be difficult or problematic. In fact quite the opposite, your reassurance and obvious competence allowed me to concentrate on other areas secure in the knowledge that at least the food would be splendid! Nothing seemed to faze you, even a last-minute panicked phone call was easily and calmly dealt with.
The tables looked beautiful with their vintage crockery and our guests were full or admiration for the delicious sandwiches and cakes, and were delighted at the seemingly endless supply of tea and coffee. As hosts, Mark and I were very impressed at the way you and your tea-ladies allowed us to enjoy the party whilst you all magically kept everyone fed, watered and supplied with glasses of champagne for the toasts.
We only have one thing left to say and that is ‘THANK YOU’. For caring, for being so wonderful and for everything you did to make our day so special.We would recommend you without hesitation. In fact, yours is the only invoice we take pleasure in paying!

Hilary and Vaughan – September 2014 – Wedding

Thank you so much Alice for the wonderful party for my mum and dad’s wedding. It was perfect. Everybody loved the food and the atmosphere you created. And even better, we get to carry on the celebrations today with some leftover cakes!

Retirement Party – September 2014

Just wanted to say a very big thank you for a beautiful afternoon tea for my mums retirement (at Holy Rosary School). She was very surprised. The food and presentation was amazing. Would highly recommend you….brilliant service. Thanks again :0)

Crissi and Dara – September 2014 – Wedding

Alice and your tea ladies made the day go with a swing . You kept me sane and nothing was too much trouble . Everyone is raving about your food especially your scones. We are still eating some cakes(we weren’t able to enjoy on the day . Your rocky road was to die for also your carrot cake …you also made the evening a success .Thank you all again Anne King & Des King- Parents of the Bride xxx

80th Birthday Celebration – August 2014

Hi Alice, a little note to say your team were outstanding and really made the day for us. You delivered everything that we could have asked for, and more! The sandwiches were delicious and so fresh, the cakes were perfect (so much so that one of the guests, who claims not to have a sweet tooth, ate 5 of the cream scones as well as everything else on the ‘tea-time tower’). I cannot recommend you highly enough, the crockery was a perfect touch for our afternoon tea and the courtesy and friendliness of you and your team was the real icing on the cake for all of us. I am trying to think of another reason to have a party as I want to do the whole thing over again. We have had so many letters from the guests thanking us for a lovely day and all of them are hugely complimentary about Alice’s Pantry. Thank you so much and I hope to see you again soon.

Kinnerton Playgroup Ruby Celebration – July 2014 

Thank you for catering for our Ruby event. You were so efficient and the china was so beautiful. So many compliments and my head teacher is interested in holding a similar event for the schools centenary. I’ve passed your details on!

Lottie and Joe – June 2014 – WEdding

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your fab team for everything you did for us at our wedding on 21st June.
The whole day was exactly what we wanted, and you and your staff played a huge part in making that happen.
All of our guests have commented on how amazingly yummy the food was, how beautifully it was presented and served, and how full they felt afterwards!
We really can’t thank you enough for all the hard work you put in, and all the help you gave us during the day, making sure everything was perfect!
We hope to find another reason to use your exemplary services soon!
Lots of love, Lottie and Joe Jennings xx

Loveday and Dan – June 2014 – Wedding

Just wanted to express our deep gratitude for the amazing job you did at the wedding Everyone enjoyed the food and cake and we had such a great time!

Sarah and Aidan – May 2014 – Wedding

Dear Alice and all the Tea-Ladies, Just a note to say thank you for all your hard work at our wedding in Ashbourne. Without you the day would have fallen to pieces. I know you were true to your word and worked non stop from morning until you left. The feedback and comments for both your service and your fabulous cakes and scones was sensational. They not only looked super but tasted even better. I am just gutted I didn’t get to try them all! I did get my carrot cake, and the blueberry muffins, all stunning. All I can say is thank-you for everything. Alice you have been a star from day one and I am so glad I went with your service.We will be seeing you again!


St Vincents Housing Association – May 2014 – AGM

Just a quick thank you for the tea party last night. We’ve had fab feedback from staff and visitors alike. There is a definite buzz from staff regarding the staff conference. Charlie was particularly pleased to be able to participate and enjoy her food, vegan catering is few and far between!!

Kay Robinson (Brides Mum) – May 2014 – Wedding

Thanks so much for all your hard work at Lucy and Christian’s wedding on Saturday. I knew as soon as I saw the lovely embroidered cloths and vintage china that it would be perfect and I wasn’t disappointed. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, the service from your tea-ladies was great and it all matched the occasion exactly as Lucy and Christian had hoped it would. We had lots of comments from the guests, all of them positive about your afternoon tea. We will be happy to recommend you to friends and colleagues.

Emma and Paul – April 2014 – Vintage Cake Table/ Wedding

Just wanted to say a big thank you for the absolutely amazing cake table you created for our wedding. People are still talking about how yummy the cakes and treats were and it was a perfect way to round of a fantastic day. Thanks for all your hard work and advice along the way. Very much appreciated! We will be recommending you highly to anyone who mentions the words cake table and wedding!! Many thanks again, Emma and Paul.


Just want to thank you so much fro making our engagement party. We had such a lovely day and all our guests were amazed by your presentation and catering! It was so lovely to have you there to help at the party and you made it so special and personal. From the start, you have been so helpful and obliging, making it so easy and a pleasure to plan.  I wish you every success in your fantastic business and can’t wait for another celebration so I can have you back! Hayley x

Rachel and MarK – February 2014 – Wedding

Alice. Thank-you so much for yesterday. It was everything we had hoped for and so much more! We loved every minute! Please thank all of your tea-ladies, they were FAB! Everyone loved the afternoon teas and we’ve had so many compliments about the whole thing – we will be recommending you far and wide!

FRANCESCA ALBANESE – February 2014 – 60th Birthday party

I booked afternoon tea with Alice for my Mum’s 60th and it was AMAZING! The food was lovely, especially the carrot and ginger cake (gluten free) and lemony prawn sandwiches (a lot of compliments on these from our friends and family). The crockery was all very tasteful and there was plenty to go round out 30 guests. Alice was very accommodating for our family who required gluten free cakes, scones and sandwiches. I would thoroughly recommend the service for a party. Thank you!


Being a massive afternoon tea fan myself, I can honestly say the event was spot on, from the freshly made sandwiches, amazing homemade cakes, fabulous tea and teapots through to the beautiful crockery and the music, which created a wonderful atmosphere. The sandwiches and cakes were plentiful, and with an unlimited supply of tea helped everyone relax and enjoy the afternoon. It was a 5 star afternoon tea and I’ve received many ‘Thank you’ messages today from people who came along to the event, who thoroughly enjoyed themselves.


Words cannot express our gratitude for what you did on Friday. Your kind face and discreet workings of both you and your friend was amazing. There were so many compliments with regard to the look, feel and display of your handy work, it was exceptional. Mum would of been so impressed because, guess what Alice, every thing she ever made and gave was homemade. She taught all four of us especially me how to bake cakes, bread you name it. Her final honour for me was that she gave me her favourite cookery book (Goodhousekeeping 1955) which I used as a four year old to make pastry! That book means the world to me, so rest assured that your tea party on Friday was Mum Sylvia all over, it was as though she was with us all in that scout hut, with her pinny with the pocket, sitting with a cup of tea and cake enjoying us all.


Dear Alice, I had to write a rather belated thanks for the wonderful Afternoon Tea you and your friendly helpers provided for the occasion of Dave and Sarah’s wedding. Everyone in my family is still talking about the beautiful spread you provided, the lovely service (vintage teapots being a hot talking point), and the friendliness of all those who served us. My 91 year old dad was very enthusiastic about his sandwich share brought home for him and woofed the lot! What was very noticeable was the easy pace and atmosphere of a ‘tea’ rather than a formal meal – which you created. So much more family friendly and all the cakes to die for, so beautifully presented….thank-you for your wonderful spread, organisation and service. Yours, Dave’s Mum


The food and service were both incredible! Alice made our wedding afternoon tea very relaxed and pretty. Our guests couldn’t get enough of the beautiful vintage china and table cloths and we were amazed when we found out they were included to hire in the cost of the food. There were so many personal touches included, from how the teacups and plates were placed, to the delicate ornaments used on the cake table. We were completely thrilled to work with Alice and would have her cater for us again in a heartbeat…maybe on our wedding anniversary!!  Alice made the whole experience unique and to top it all off the cake was to die for! Thanks Alice 🙂 xxx

Steph Harris – May 2013 – Hen Party

It was really lovely to meet you and I just wanted to email to say a MASSIVE thank you for yesterday!! The afternoon tea and set-up was amazing and the food was absolutely delicious! The flowers, your props, crockery and food were brilliant, and all the guests couldn’t stop raving about them and the presentation and quality of your food. Right from my initial enquiry you have been really helpful and accommodating which is really appreciated and you have been a pleasure to deal with. Thanks!

Lisa and Simon – May 2013 – Wedding

From the moment I got in touch with Alice she was friendly and professional. She suggested that we meet at my wedding venue so that she could see how the space could be set up. She also brought along some samples of her food which were very tasty! There was no hot water facility at my venue but Alice sorted everything out with the wedding coordinator. She responded in a timely manner to all of my emails and addressed all of my concerns during the planning stage. I trusted Alice and her team to be responsible for the catering of my wedding and they did a fantastic job!

Smith – April 2013 – Wedding

Just emailing to say thank you so much for everything you did for our wedding last week, you and your team worked so hard to make sure everything went smoothly. It was fantastic the way things just got done without us having to worry about them, and the little touches you added with decorations etc. were lovely. The china was beautiful! We will be recommending you.

Caroline and Stuart Wood – April 2013 – Christening

Many thanks for making Aubrey’s Christening Day so perfect! The food was fantastic and all the guests enjoyed themselves. Without you = no fab cakes!

Sara-Jane – September 2012 – 80th Birthday Party

Thrilled that you could help make David’s 80th a success xx

Lisa Reid – August 2012 – 50th Birthday Party

Just a little note to say a BIG thank-you for our vintage tea party. With our family visiting from Ireland we wanted something typically ‘English’. It didn’t disappoint! Lovely sandwiches, great variety and the cakes!!!! My favourites were the blueberry cupcakes. The china was beautiful and all laid out beautifully. You thought of every detail from the music to the teaspoons. I’m pretty sure you even organised the sunshine to make our special family time complete! I will be recommending you in a heartbeat. Thanks Alice!

Elaine Wills – February 2012 – 70th Birthday Party

Alice’s Vintage Pantry provided afternoon tea for our 70th birthday party and certainly made it an afternoon to remember.  Not only had we all forgotten what it is like to drink ‘proper’ tea from the most gorgeous vintage tea cups – but the cakes were to die for.  Alice provided everything we required for the party – even down to the soundtrack – and the party guests were all very impressed.  As the hostess, I felt quite guilty taking all the compliments for Alice’s hard work and effort.  I have been recommending Alice’s Vintage Pantry to all of my friends and will be looking forward to having another tea party again soon.

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