The Tall Ship meets The Willow Tea Rooms next month

On Thursday 26th April 2018, for one afternoon only, The Willow Tea Rooms will be creating a pop-up tea room, selling afternoon teas on The Tall Ship at Riverside on the River Clyde. Both businesses are members of Glasgow’s Leading Attractions and decided to collaborate on this one-off fundraiser to help raise money for the restoration of the much-loved Glasgow landmark on the Clyde.

Anne Mulhern, Chair of Glasgow’s Leading Attractions and Owner of The Willow Tea Rooms said: “We are delighted to be collaborating on this fantastic fundraiser for our dear friends and colleagues at The Tall Ship. We wanted to do what we could to help restore this local treasure so we can’t wait to pop up on The Tall Ship for one day only!”

Nicola Johnston, Learning and Access Officer, The Tall Ship, said: “Having worked with The Willow Tea Rooms on GLA for the past decade, this event seemed like a great opportunity to offer our visitors afternoon tea and a talk on Clippers and Glasgow’s tea merchants. It’s going to be a really special day.”

The Willow Tea Rooms Photograph by Martin Shields  Tel 07572 457000 © Martin Shields

The Willow Tea Rooms
Photograph by Martin Shields
Tel 07572 457000
© Martin Shields

For £10 ticket price, guests will enjoy a talk by Sylvia Smith entitled: “Glasgow Made the Clyde and The Clyde Made Glasgow” where she will talk about Cluthas, Clippers and the world’s greatest liners that were once built and sailed on the water of the River Clyde.

Sylvia will go on to talk about Glasgow’s tea merchants from Sir Thomas Lipton to Stuart Cranston and on to his sister, Miss Cranston, one of the most celebrated names in the Glasgow tea industry and the inspiration behind The Willow Tea Rooms in 97 Buchanan Street.

There will also be a raffle with the chance to win a range of prizes from Willow and Tall Ship.

Open From 1pm – 3pm on 26th April 2018, afternoon tea will be £10 for adults and £6 for kids and features a selection of sandwiches, scones, mini-treats, including Willow meringues.

A donation from the money raised on the day will be given to The Tall Ship restoration fund. Places for the event can be booked by calling Sheila or Lynne at The Willow Tea Rooms on: 0141 204 5242, payable in advance.