Tilly the Travelling Tea room:

the vintage party venue that comes to you!

Treat your friends, family or workmates. Even the bride-to-be! Tilly the Travelling Tea Room is a special occasion just waiting to happen – anywhere you want. In your garden, in your street or on your village green. Tilly is a beautiful, mobile venue that will turn an event into a special occasion:


Vintage afternoon tea parties

Drinks receptions

Hen party afternoon tea parties

Brides and bridesmaids breakfasts

A unique backdrop for your wedding photos

Christenings and baby showers

Corporate entertaining for staff or clients

Cream teas for small events


Tilly the Travelling Tea Room can be used for all these, and more, because every special occasion is as unique as you are!

We are at The Wandlebury Country Park most Sundays, dates as link..!

Here's just some of the comments from our Wandlebury questionnaire...

"The quality of the tea is very high. Cakes were lovely and service delightful. Caravan deserves an award! What's not to like!"

"This facility is excellent..."

"Coffee and cakes - very good quality. Like the caravan - very appropriate."

"Tilly is amazing. So pretty and we love the vintage feel - unique with delicious produce. What a gem!"

"The cake was amazing! Very good value"

"Very tasty sausage rolls and a lovely cuppa"





Tilly turns a function into a special occasion!



What could be nicer than a bespoke vintage afternoon tea party? Delicious home-made sandwiches, cakes and scones, with lashings of jam and cream. All served up on beautiful vintage china, with linen tablecloths and napkins. And in true English fashion, we also have an endless supply of tea!


Use Tilly as the centrepiece for your drinks party, with an endless supply of chilled bubbly or soft drinks to celebrate your special occasion. We can also provide some delicious home-made nibbles such as canapés if you wish.


For a more genteel and sophisticated way to celebrate impending nuptials, there’s nothing to beat afternoon tea, freshly baked cakes and a chance to make last-minute plans for the big day. It’s also a wonderful way to spend time with mums, aunties and grandmas. Tilly will truly make it a day to remember.


The bride and her bridesmaids can start off their special day in style with a delicious continental breakfast, with pots of freshly-brewed tea and coffee to set them on their way.


You can use Tilly as a beautiful setting for the bride and groom or small groups of wedding guests. But just as important, after the ceremony people may be in need of sustenance. Tilly can be used to dispense glasses of chilled Champagne to the wedding guests while they are waiting for their turn with the photographer.


Celebrate the new arrival in style with delicious home-made food and chilled wine or soft drinks. Tilly is a great way to cater for guests of all ages at christening parties, as well as being the ideal setting for your baby shower.


Now a regular fixture in the academic year, this is a great opportunity for you to send your children off to their prom party in style. And at the same time maybe you can share some wine with the other mums and dads when they have gone... After all, why should the kids have all the fun?



More then just a caravan


Tilly is a genuine Thomson Mini Glen caravan, manufactured in Falkirk, Scotland in the 1960s and she has been lovingly restored to her former glory. Very much a child of the 60s, she was designed to be towed by the original Austin Mini.

She boasts a small but fully-functioning kitchen and food preparation area, which includes a sink, half sink, a fridge, a tea urn and a very dinky two-ring gas burner. Everything we need to ensure that guests are well-provisioned.

A cosy seating area has also been restored with some lovely upholstery and cushions using beautiful period-style fabrics.

Although we’re firm believers in the great outdoors, we still appreciate that sometimes British weather can be a little unpredictable. That’s why we have a canopy that can be attached to Tilly to provide some shade from the sun – or shelter from the rain...



Making corporate entertaining fun!


Tilly is a great way to make a unique corporate statement – particularly if you have clients overseas who would love a true taste of archetypical Englishness. What could be better than a cream tea served the traditional way, out of an authentic vintage British caravan?

Alternatively you may want to thank your workforce for their efforts over the year, with a glass or two of something bubbly, sipped al fresco. Either way, Tilly is the perfect venue – and you can tailor the party to meet your specific corporate needs.



Chief cook and bottle-washer...

Tilly the Travelling Tea Room is the brainchild of experienced home cook Carol Corfield, from Hadstock, near Cambridge. Carol prepares all the food for her customers in her own kitchen, which has been given a five rating for hygiene and cleanliness by her local council – the top rating in the ‘scores on the doors’ scheme which ensures high food preparation standards in restaurants and pubs throughout the country.

Carol is backed by a wealth of experience, working front of house for blue chip companies, managing and delivering hospitality for clients from all around the world.

“I love cooking and I love entertaining, so Tilly gives me a chance to indulge both passions, meet some really interesting people and help them to make their celebrations that little bit more special,” she said.



The bottom line


As every party is tailored specifically to your specific needs, actual costs vary accordingly. You can plan your event with us personally, and we can agree prices up front, over a nice cup of tea!

Vintage afternoon tea parties: from £25 per head, plus from £100.00 per hour for hiring Tilly, which includes service staff, crockery and linen. Minimum numbers may apply and discounts will be offered for large parties. To add a little sparkle, bring your own bubbly and we will provide beautiful vintage glasses, with an additional hire charge of £1 per glass.

Drinks receptions: Hire of Tilly from £100.00 per hour, with drinks and canapés served. Costs confirmed at planning stage.

All other parties will be individually costed subject to the host’s requirements


Sample menu for your vintage afternoon tea



Top quality Scottish smoked salmon with cream cheese

Traditional cucumber, served on white bread

Egg mayonnaise and cress, using free-range eggs from our own chickens

Ham and Dijon Mustard



Victoria sandwich with jam, fresh cream and fruit

Moist lemon drizzle cake

Coffee and walnut sponge

Carrot and orange cake

Scones with jam and cream


Tea, fruit teas and fresh ground coffee


Any specific dietary requirements can be discussed when planning your party.




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Your special event is as unique as you are, so call us now to discuss exactly how you want us to arrange things. We’ll even discuss things with you over a lovely cup of tea!

Call Carol on 07834 249753, or email her on

Or you can drop her a line at:

2 Back Hill, Hadstock, Cambridge CB21 4PB

We’re looking forward to giving you a special event to remember!.