Below is a copy of our latest update to our English customers we thought this may resonate with some of you in the US as well!
This past year has been difficult for very many people, none more so than those that have lost loved ones to this awful indiscriminate virus, along with those such as us who have been hit hard financially by the many shutdowns and its subsequent impact.
Circumstances such as these tend to bring out both the best and the worst in people and it is important to focus on the positive and ignore those that seek to bring others down with their inherent negativity, here at Shelly's our experience has been that we have experienced a lot of online bullying, calling the police, council, parish council, local MP`s, blocking the entrance to our shop with a vehicle etc by a few of our neighbours and then social media being what it is you then have the armchair warriors who feel empowered to add their spitefulness despite not ever visiting our village, all out of a bitterness that has nothing whatsoever to do with us continuing to serve our community 7 days a week, we had Christmas day off last year that is all, in order to continue to open and be here as a lifeline for many and a momentary light relief for others.
In these difficult times it can be hard to not take this to heart however to balance this and in response to the spitefulness we have had customers bring us flowers, people shop here for the sake of it to show support, write us cards and notes of support and this is in addition to the wonderful customers who have supported us throughout not only the last very difficult months but over the past years.
So we focus on the kindness that is still out there rather than the bitterness and nastiness exuded by some, you never know what is going on in people lives and we feel it is important to rise above the pettiness and try to bring a smile to someones day.
There is a choice to be made so choose positivity over negativity.
Keep smiling we will be out the other side of this soon.
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Can't wait to see you in Plymouth!
Looking forward to your arrival ☕️🇬🇧💂♀️
Where are we at?
Well 12 months ago when we signed the lease on 51 Court Street Plymouth we really did not anticipate we would still be in the UK unable to open, even after the initial outbreak of covid we remained cautiously optimistic that we could open late quarter 3 early quarter 4 2020, however it wasn't to be.
With everything delayed from permits to contractors to us being unable to get across the pond a 12 week project has taken almost 12 months made even more difficult by managing the project remotely from 3280 miles away .
That said when you witness the suffering of many across the globe we have paid a very small price really!
So where are we at now? well we have the final fit for the plumber and electrician and then the contractors will be finished, we are assured this will be by the end of January, everything our end is then ready to move, we are simply awaiting the US Embassy in London to issue our visas which is again taking a lot longer than would ordinarily be the case!
So then the all important question, when will you open? well our thought process is that we anticipate the embassy appointment being in March, however you may have heard on the news that the whole of the UK has been placed into another national strict lock-down for at least 6 weeks, as to whether this will delay further the embassy is unknown as it is impossible to get an answer from them in the circumstances.
Of course this may well be sooner as we have been in queue now for some three months already, once issued we have things fine tuned (one of the advantages of having so long to prepare) to 16 days from visa issued to fly out. ... See MoreSee Less
Really looking forward to visiting your te room. Best wishes for all of your ducks to line up quickly
I’m so looking forward to your opening! Eager to get some REAL scones!
Can’t wait for you to open!! ❤️ hoping that everything goes smoothly for you
We are so looking forward to that clotted cream!!
Can't wait...good luck!
Hope to see you soon 🇺🇸🇬🇧
I hope you can make some cheese rolls nothing better with a cup of tea. ⚒
See you when you get here !!! 🙋♀️☮️🇺🇸🙋♀️☮️🇺🇸🙋♀️☮️🇺🇸
We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and happy New Year!
2021 will be better just stay patient and strong. ... See MoreSee Less
Merry Christmas. Are you open?
We are delighted that for the third year in a row we have have won Tea Rooms of the year for 2021, a sure sign of great things to come in 2021!
We cant wait for you to try us! ... See MoreSee Less
How did you run if you are not open?
When do you open?
There is an English tea room in Sandwich, Ma
when will you open in Plymouth, Ma. USA
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When will you be open?
How delicious does that Clotted Cream look? how many lbs of cream do you think we go through a year in the UK?
1700lbs that's 3/4 of a ton of cream!
So we would like to apolagise in advance to your artery's ... See MoreSee Less
I don’t mean to be mean, but the plural of artery is arteries. This post uses the singular possessive form instead of the plural of the noun. I love language as much as I love my arteries. Just saying....
Sorry about the delay but look forward to your opening in Plymouth. Loved our trips to London and afternoon tea. Scones with clotted cream and jam, my favorite.
Be still my beating heart!
On a related note, is it Shelly’s Tearoom?
Looking forward to the opening.
Looking forward for a nice scone and a cup of tea. Best of British luck to you,
Where and when??
We can’t wait!!!
Where will you be located in Plymouth?
Oooh... Scones. Haven't had a proper scone since the last time I was in London a year ago. Looking forward to your opening. ❤️🇬🇧
When will u be opening in Plymouth?
Hi all, we would like to ask for your help, we have today at the very last minute been let down by our plumber and wondered wether anyone could recommend a good, reliable and not to expensive plumber we could contact.
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Well you certainly know your cake! it is indeed a Battenburg Cake, the origins of this beautiful cake are disputed, some say it was created to celebrate the marriage of Princess Victoria to Prince Louis of Battenberg in 1884. Others claim it was invented in the Prussian village of Battenberg. Yet another group argues it is simply an English cake, named Church Window, which had been around for years before being rechristened.
But wherever it originated, one thing is for certain you will love it whether it is served with your Afternoon Tea or simply by the slice! ... See MoreSee Less
Can’t wait to make a reservation! We need a true authentic High Tea experience on the South Shore! ☕️ 🍰
We can never forget their sacrifice! VJ Day 75 years. ... See MoreSee Less
Who can name this exquisitely colourful cake? a favourite of the British!
Answer posted Saturday! ... See MoreSee Less
PETIT FOURS ????
Battenburg Cake. Used at wedding in 1800's. Love queen Victoria and her/its history
Shellys Tea Rooms Plymouth, When is your opening date? Will you offer vegan desserts?
Battenburg - loved it!
Battenburg cake ❤️🇬🇧
I’m going to phone a friend - Alison Davies?
Amanda Brett Willard?? I bet you know
BATTENBURG,a Queens favorite 💖
In England one of our top national days has to be National Cream Tea Day, this year it is on 26th June, shall we introduce this to America next year what do you think? ... See MoreSee Less
WOW what an amazing response we have had, it just goes to show how many great people there are out there helping others!
As you will recall we had said we would pull 5 names as our winners, however with the response we received we wanted to give more, so we have doubled this to 10 people winning a gift voucher for 2 to indulge in our Afternoon Tea worth over $50-00.
We asked our great friend Lady Jane Howard, daughter of the late Earl of Carlisle, to pull the winning tickets.
So the winners are:
Sharyn Varney who nominated K P Pierce
Steve Martin who nominated Jessica Tynan
Shelley Terry nominated Amanda Weathers
Michelle McKenzie who nominated Eileen Campbell
Holly Spooner who nominated Becca Tinkham
Sheryl Nicol who nominated Keryn McGrath
Pamela Boucher who nominated Briana Mahoney
Katrina Darlin who nominated Rebecca LeBreque
Shelby Briggs who nominated Darren Scully
Linda Hylander who nominated Deborah Hylander
Congratulations to all of those that won, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as we will require the posting address of the winners to send the vouchers to them. ... See MoreSee Less
Yay! Thank You so much! I’m so excited to be a winner! We look forward to your opening a store in our town, in Plymouth Ma!
I am thrilled for my sister-in-law and she is going to love this!
Yay!! Thank you! Becca Tinkham Congrats!! 💗
Shellys Tea Rooms Plymouth, will you offer any vegan meals/desserts?
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Massive Anglophile here. Looking forward to visiting!! ❤️🇬🇧
will you be serving any gluten free options ?
These have been difficult times for us all however none more so than for those on the front lines in our hospitals and care homes, we would like to both thank and make a small gesture to those individuals working so hard in such dangerous conditions daily risking their own lives. We ask that you nominate someone who has been working hard on the frontline and we will select 5 at random to receive a Gift Certificate for two to have our Windsor Afternoon Tea when we open, we will post the certificate when we pull the names so they have something to look forward to this Fall. ... See MoreSee Less
I nominate my niece Jessica Tynan .Shes a brand new R.N. !! What a time to start nursing ! She works at the Brockton Veterans Hospital . Thankyou
Thank you all for the nominations, entry's will close tonight at midnight gmt 1st June 2020, good luck all!!
You are so awesome!! We nominate Briana Mahoney, a phenomenal nurse in Boston, who has been working so hard frontlines throughout this pandemic, non stop every single day for months, night and day, she is our front line hero, a local hero!! No doubt!! We are so very fortunate to have her as a nurse warrior during this turbulent time!!!! 🥰💝🥰💝
I nominate Claire Ryan Claire Ryan Poole, a wonderful and dedicated physical therapist who worked with my husband, a stroke victim, at Alliance Rehab in Weymouth. She is wonderful and has continued working with her patients throughout this pandemic.
I nominate my husband Mike Leber who is a nurse at Boston medical center and has been working on the Frontline since March!
I am nominating Keryn McGrath; she is a nurse in Plymouth and a mom of twin daughters! She is an incredible person that needs to be recognized for her hard work at the hospital and home! Love you Keryn!!
I’d like to nominate a mother/daughter duo...one a brand new nurse, the other a seasoned veteran, both working on the frontlines at BID... Sally McClure McKenna and Sarah McKenna💖
I nominate Jillian Pelletier who has been working her magic devoting long long days making masks for those on the frontlines. She is amazing.
I am nominating Jamie Cameron, works at South Shore hospital constantly putting her life on the line working on front line....🥰😇😇❌⭕️
I nominate Amanda Weathers, she has been working tirelessly in the Tufts Covid ICU.
Thanks Holli she is entered, good luck
Melissa Kelley Randall has been working hard as a nurse at BID, while taking care of two little ones at home ❤
I would love to nominate Becca Tinkham! She has been taking care of Covid patients at BID Plymouth and she is very cute! 😉💗
I nominate my manager and director Susan Tardif and Marianne McAuliffe they are working right along side us patient care transporting IVs long hours bringing food being supportive as best they can please give to these two❤❤
I would like to nominate my boyfriend who is the biggest tea lover (might be the Irish blood) and is currently on the frontlines as a RN. It didnt take a pandemic for me to be proud of him as I cant imagine how he does his 12 hour shifts each day. <3 i would like to nominate Darren Scully
Thank you for doing this. Amazing!❤️ I can’t wait to go in for tea and scones.
I nominate my sister-in-law, Deborah Hylander, the executive director of infection prevention at South Coast Hospitals. Thank you for doing this to honor all those working to fight this virus. We look forward to visiting your tea room when we are able to get to Plymouth!
Rebecca LaBrecque..a nurse who tested positive and was sick working from home calling patients, ironically to tell them they tested nagative🙏🏻😷
I nominate Eileen Maher Campbell a nurse at BMC...who is first responder that is also recovering from covid.
Kelsey Shoula Beth Israel plymouth
I nominate Jacqueline Hill!!! FRONT LINE BADASS...pint size!!😘😇😇😍🤗🤗
I nominate Tina Rinaldi who has worked hard for Panera Bread keeping CCHospital fed as well as the public!!
Does this include those in the delivery/grocery?
Janelle Nason and Colleen Thomas
Crazy not even summer and we are ordering our Tea Advent Calender's for this year! ... See MoreSee Less