5 Great British desserts

If there’s one thing we Brits know about, it’s pudding. At Honeycomb Houses our desserts are iconic and tasty enough to give anyone a sweet tooth (even someone whose preferences are strictly savoury)! 

Choosing a little something from our sweet menu is the perfect reward if you’ve spent the day exploring the area around our Houses, enjoying a Thames river walk, or soaking up the splendor of the Cotswolds countryside.

To prove how much we appreciate the classics – those Great British desserts that everyone loves – we thought we’d list our favourites. Book a table in our houses and round off your meal with these delish dishes…

  1. ETON MESS

Arguably the most quintessentially English dessert of the lot, Eton Mess has its origins close to our boutique Marlow hotel, The Chequers. First served at Eton College in nearby Berkshire, it’s a heavenly combination of strawberries, meringue, and cream. What makes our version so tasty? We’ve turned it into a baked cheesecake, combining berry compote, vanilla, and shards of torched meringue.

  1. APPLE CRUMBLE

This iconic pud came about as a result of Second World War food rationing. And we may be biased, but we think our crispy, buttery apple crumble is the best. It’s loaded with fruit, then topped with honeycomb and served with vanilla ice cream and – wait for it – Baileys custard. It comes in a dish that’s big enough to share, but it’s so good that you may not want to.

  1. STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING

We couldn’t really claim to be the best at desserts without a sticky toffee pudding on the menu. Ours may just be better than the one Grandma used to make – it’s topped with glazed bananas, butterscotch sauce, and Brakspear beer ice cream. No one really knows where sticky toffee pudding was invented; what we can tell you is that you’ll probably want to lick the plate clean.

  1. CHOCOLATE CAKE

No Great British tea party is the same without a devilishly good slice of chocolate cake. Possibly the naughtiest dessert on the menu, our chefs combine layers of dark and white chocolate mousse, honeycomb, and honeycomb ice cream before ladling over a rich chocolate sauce. If there’s one thing guaranteed to make your fellow diners say, “I want what they’re having,” it’s this.  

  1. ICE CREAM

Ok, so research tells us that ice cream was actually first eaten in China in around 200BC. But there’s no denying its status as a classic British summertime dessert. Ours are made by the gelato geniuses at Ice Cream Union, and with a rotating selection of flavours as brilliant as salted caramel, lemon pie, and mango sorbet, you’re sure to find something to please your palate when eating at any of our restaurants.  

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