OUT FOR A SPOT OF TEA – THE BEST AFTERNOON TEAS AROUND
By Craig Osborne
Putting on your glad rags for a special treat is always something to look forward to. With this in mind, our team bring you a roundup of the best Afternoon Teas’ around the country. Afternoon tea is so quintessentially English, and few things are as elegant as fine china, and delicious finger food, served on silver cake stands. And now, you can find some incredible package deals, ranging from the classics to more inventive and fun options that can suit all budgets. Whether you like a cucumber sandwich or a clotted cream scone we have a selection of lavish locations for you to choose!
- The Ritz – London (Prices from £79pp)
We start with one of the most famous and one of the pricier options, The Ritz. At this truly legendary location in the heart of the capital, you can feel like royalty with an elegant menu and service which is second to none. The package includes delectable finger sandwiches, traditional scones and a variety of sumptuous cakes and pastries to graze on while you sip Champagne and a huge range of the very best teas. Truly an experience to book if you have something to celebrate or just want to splash out on a special treat with someone special.
Go to Ritz Offers for the latest prices and deals.
- The Midland Hotel – Manchester (Prices from £27pp)
The hospitality in Manchester is famed and the choices for an afternoon of elegance are vast. We have chosen the historic Midland Hotel for a real treat that we are sure you’ll love. For over 100 years The Midland has perfected their selection of sweet and savoury treats in their new dedicated tea rooms at the front of the hotel. Vegan and vegetarian options are available too!
Go to Midland Deals for the latest prices and deals.
- Thornbury Castle – Gloucestershire (Prices from £24.95pp)
If Afternoon Tea in a castle which dates back to the 1500s sounds like the stuff of fairy tales then Thornbury Castle is the location for you! With three different locations in the castle designated for your afternoon, you can enjoy a grand selection of teas and sweet treats before enjoying a stroll in the incredible Tudor gardens and parklands.
Go to Thornbury Castle Deals for the latest prices and deals.
- Alice and The Hatter – Herne Bay (Prices from £22.95pp)
To Kent, we go and down the rabbit hole for an Alice In the Wonderland themed Afternoon Tea in the beautiful Alice and The Hatter, in Herne Bay. If the stunning backdrop wasn’t enough to tempt you, maybe the delicious menu with carefully crafted delights which pay homage to the book with ‘Eat me’ and ‘Drink me’ styling. You can enjoy a fantastic selection of teas curated by esteemed tea maker – The Hatter.
Go to Alice and The Hatter Deals for the latest prices and deals.
- Panoramic 34 – Liverpool (Prices from £22pp)
Home of The Beatles and one of the most beautiful places to enjoy Afternoon Tea head up, 90 meters to the stunning Panoramic 34 for unrivalled views of the beautiful city of Liverpool. Unapologetically posh, their Afternoon Tea features seasonal delights and delectable drinks including a fizz option if you wanted something extra special. Definitely an afternoon to remember, especially if the sun is shining!
Go to Panoramic 34 to book.