Celebrate the Run for the Roses!

English Rose Tea Room Hosts Kentucky Derby Party


CAREFREE Ariz, (April 1, 2014)– Can’t make it to the Churchill Downs this year? Head north to the English Rose Tea Room in Carefree for an all day Kentucky Derby celebration with fancy hats, fascinators and mint tea juleps to commemorate the annual Run for the Roses, perhaps the most famous horse race in the world.

For 140 years, the Kentucky Derby has been held during the first weekend in May. This year, restaurant owner Jo Gemmill will be hosting an all day celebration from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, to commemorate America’s longest running sporting event.

Guests attending are encouraged to dress for the occasion, sporting racing hats and proper attire suitable for a day at the track. “We love Derby day. We will have lots of activities throughout the day, from hat contests to race contests. Proceeds from the drawings will benefit the Cave Creek based Triple R Horse Rescue who rescue, rehabilitate and re-home horses,” said Gemmill.

The Tea Room’s full menu will be available, along with special race day culinary delights.

The English Rose Tea Room is located at 201 Easy Street in Carefree. RSVP is suggested by calling 480-488-4812.

A sampling of what guests will expect:

-Coverage of the race on large screen televisions.

-Sip on Mint Tea Juleps and other English Rose favorites.
-A vast array of classic British finger foods from cucumber sandwiches to scones, plus special Mint Julep cupcakes.
-An opportunity to test their luck and enter into prize drawings.
-Race day memorabilia
-Hat contest

Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended by calling the English Rose Tea Room, 480-488- 4812.



What: Kentucky Derby Party

Where: English Rose Tea Room, 201 Easy Street, Carefree

When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, May 3

Contact: 480-488-4812carefreetea.com

Information: Celebration of the annual Kentucky Derby horse race with Mint Tea Juleps, Mint Julep cupcakes, prize drawings, fancy hats, and fascinators.




Originally from England, Jo Gemmill established the English Rose Tea Room in 2001. Located at 201 Easy Street, in Carefree, the Tea Room, was named Best Afternoon Tea by Phoenix Magazine. The restaurant offers a full selection of traditional British teas and menu fare. For information, call 480-488-4812 or visit carefreetea.com.