Borders brews sweet treat for Teapot Trust

Laura Young, founder of the Teapot Trust, with Lee Pattie, head chef at the Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course Chez Rouz.
Laura Young, founder of the Teapot Trust, with Lee Pattie, head chef at the Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course Chez Rouz.

Celebrity chef Albert Roux’s Borders restaurant is raising a teacup to the Teapot Trust this month by hosting a tea party in its honour.

Guests can enjoy a luxury afternoon tea with artisan sandwiches and freshly-baked scones with Albert Roux’s jam and clotted cream, alongside other delightful delicacies at the Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course next Tuesday (July 14).

All proceeds from the ticketed event will be donated to the charity which provides art therapy for children with chronic illnesses across Scotland and the UK, alongside a matched donation from the hotel’s management company Inverlochy Castle Management International (ICMI).

Chef Roux, head of the famous cooking dynasty behind the UK’s first triple Michelin- Starred restaurant, said: “It is a pleasure to be able to support the Teapot Trust and the incredible work they do for children across Scotland and the UK.

“Not only will tea party guests be able to enjoy a delicious treat during Kelso Civic Week, they will also play a vital role in supporting a very special and important cause.”

Laura Young, founder of the charity, said: “Last year, the charity provided art therapy to 3,528 children across Scotland and the UK. With continued support from businesses such as Chez Roux, the Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course and ICMI, we will be able to expand to Borders General Hospital this autumn to deliver art therapy to the children attending the rheumatology clinics there.”

The tea party will run from 1.30-5pm and tickets cost £15.