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This May will see two fellow stalwarts of Englishness come together to celebrate the quintessential afternoon tea - with a shrimpy twist.

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The Goring, the only 5 star hotel in London that is still owned and run by the family that built it, and celebrated British jewellery designer Alex Monroe - whose famous Bumble Bee pendent has hung on the necks of the most discerning fashionistas, have collaborated to create an exclusive necklace. The Goring Shrimp, accompanies a special Alex Monroe inspired, afternoon tea at The Goring.

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The Goring Shrimp pays homage to Alex's whimsical childhood memories of the perfect afternoon tea,
“As a little boy I would run wild in the Suffolk countryside accompanied by my brothers and a dog called Sheba and buy huge bags of shrimp from the fishermen and sail them home for tea which consisted of a huge pot of tea and crusty white bread smothered with cool butter. These teas would last all afternoon until the sun sank below the high walls. So The Goring Shrimp will always remind me of Spring afternoons lazing in the walled garden at the Old Parsonage. And of drinking tea of course.
The Goring shrimp is a very likeable little chap; there is a great sense of fun about him and a tiny touch of nostalgia. I almost feel guilty that my mouth waters when I see him!”

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Exclusive to The Goring, the quirky yet charming shrimp with its own chain (together priced at £165) is hand made by Alex in Silver and plated with Rose Gold – and even has irresistible little eyes made from two black pearls. The Goring Shrimp is set to be one of the most coveted pieces for jewellery lovers this Spring. It will be available to purchase exclusively at The Goring alongside the Alex Monroe Afternoon Tea, for the month of May 2012.

“The Shrimp necklace will be delivered to the tea table in a special box by your waiter a quintessentially English surprise. How could anyone fail to be charmed and delighted by that?” says David Morgan Hewitt, Managing Director of The Goring.

Alex Monroe Afternoon Tea, including The Goring Shrimp necklace, is priced at £195pp and afternoon tea without The Goring Shrimp is £35pp.

Alex Monroe Afternoon Tea will be available from 1st May 2012.

Afternoon Tea at the Goring is served daily from 3.30pm - 4.30pm in the sunny Terrace overlooking the gardens, or in the warm and inviting Lounge.

To book please call +44 (0) 20 7396 9000

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