The setting here is truly beautiful if it's warm enough to sit outside, however inside could do with a face lift. While it could be nice, there is an air of nursing home about it. We have visited twice, and on the occasion we sat outside it was a gorgeous day, and the experience was completely different! The garden is spectacular in the sunlight!
Service: it took quite a while to come but were very attentive during the wait.
The sandwiches were basic and not very imaginative, but tasty none the less.
Scones were nice and warm definitely homemade. They came with cream and jam, and were enjoyable, though basic.
There were only two pastries, which were nice but not amazing! No chocolate option- very disappointing!
It's worth noting that the overall portion size was small in comparison to other local options for afternoon tea.
Overall it's a lovely traditional place on a nice sunny day, but serves a somewhat basic afternoon tea. We would certainly recommend waiting for a sunny day to visit!
Hunter's Hotel, Wicklow, Ireland's oldest coaching inn, is located 45 minutes by car from Dublin city and 30 minutes from the ferry at Dun Laoghaire. The hotel has been operated by same family since 1825. Hunter's Hotel is situated 5 minutes from Mount Usher Gardens.
"Hunter's Hotel is not only one of Wicklow's most outstanding buildings belonging to the ranks of the commercial middle classes, but an extremely rare and remarkably intact example of an early eighteenth century coaching inn." An Introduction to the Architectural Heritage of Country Wicklow. Published by the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Goverment. 2004. (words taken from website www.hunters.ie)