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Delicious festive afternoon teas to try in the Cotswolds this Christmas

PUBLISHED: 09:13 09 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:01 15 November 2017

Afternoon tea is given a festive touch at these charming Cotswold spots (c) TalyaAL / Shutterstock

Afternoon tea is given a festive touch at these charming Cotswold spots (c) TalyaAL / Shutterstock


Alleviate the stress of hectic Christmas preparation and endless shopping trips with a festive afternoon tea in one of these gorgeous Cotswold settings

The Daffodil

Where: The opulent glamour of The Daffodil, 18-20 Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham

When: Afternoon tea at The Daffodil is usually served on Friday and Saturday, however, the festive service will be available more days during December

Menu: A selection of finger sandwiches alongside freshly baked scones, cakes, pastries and savouries, including vanilla pannacotta with mulled wine jelly, all handmade daily by The Daffodil’s talented pastry team.

How much? £15.00 or £22.00 with a glass of Brut Champagne

To book: Call 01242 700055 or via the website here.


Cotswold Lodge Hotel

Where: The cosy drawing room of the Cotswold Lodge Hotel, 66a Banbury Road, Oxford

When: Available daily 12-6pm

Menu: Two freshly baked cinnamon scones with jam and clotted cream, gingerbread squares, mini mince pies, pear pudding and a selection of finger sandwiches. All served with a choice of loose leaf tea including herbal.

How much? £14.95

To book: Call 01685 512121

Hatton Court

Where: The luxury surroundings of Hatton Court, Upton Hill, Upton St Leonards, Gloucester

When: Available from December 1 – January 7, served daily from 12.30-4.30pm,

Menu: A festive spin on the traditional sandwiches, homemade cakes and fresh scones with clotted cream and jam served with a choice of tea and coffee.

How much? £30.00 per couple

To book: Call 01452 617412


The Kings Hotel

Where: The 18th century grandeur of The Kings Hotel, The Square, Chipping Campden

When: Throughout December

Menu: A beautifully presented selection of festive fancies, mince pies, sandwiches, cakes and scones. You can also add a glass of Champagne, sherry or mulled wine.

How much? £19.50

To book: Call 01386 840256


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Dumbleton Hall

Where: Beside the roaring fire in The Olive Lounge, Dumbeleton Hall, Dumbleton, near Evesham

When: Available from December 1 – December 22, served daily from 2-5pm

Menu: Selection of festive themed sandwiches, mini scone with jam and clotted cream, stollen cake, yule log and mince pie, all served alongside freshly brewed tea and coffee.

How much? £16.95 to include a glass of fizz

To book: Call 01386 881240


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Queens Hotel

Where: In the beautiful lounge or bar area at the Queens Hotel, The Promenade, Cheltenham

When: Available throughout late November and December, served daily from 12-5pm

Menu: The Queen Hotel’s ‘Tiffin’ afternoon tea includes a selection of finger sandwiches, miniature picnic items, cakes and scones, and locally sourced strawberry preserve, lemon curd and clotted cream. Choose between an extensive loose leaf tea selection or coffee. Younger guests can enjoy an afternoon tea – the ‘tiny tiffin’.

How much? £19.00

To book: Call 01242 514754


The Lygon Arms

Where: In the gorgeous interiors of the Lygon Arms, High Street, Broadway

When: Available from November 25-December 23, served daily

Menu: A selection of sandwiches, warm scones with handmade jams and clotted cream, festive cakes and pastries, mince pies and delicious seasonal treats.

How much? £25.00 or £35.00 to include a festive glass of fizz or Winter Pimm’s

To book: Call 01386 852255 or email Reservations@LygonArmsHotel.co.uk


Charingworth Manor

Where: Unwind in the luxury setting of the bar or lounge at Charingworth Manor, Chipping Campden, GL55 6NS

When: Available from November 27, served daily from 1-5pm

Menu: A selection of finger sandwiches, a choice of sultana or cranberry and cinnamon scone, mini mince pie, fruit cake, mini mulled wine jelly and clotted cream and strawberry preserve.

How much? £19.50 (add a glass of prosecco for £6)

To book: Call 01386 593555


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Lord of the Manor Hotel

Where: Cosy up by the fireside at The Lords of the Manor Hotel, Lower Slaughter, GL54 2JD

When: Available until December 23, served Monday-Friday 12-5pm and Saturday-Sunday 3pm-5pm

Menu: A festive feast of sandwiches, scones, cakes and pastries.

How much? £27.50

To book: Call 01451 820243


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Further afield… Bush Inn

Where: The charming surrounds of The Bush Inn, Bush Bank, Hereford, HR4 8EH

When: Available from November 21, served Tuesday-Saturday lunchtime and evenings

Menu: This countryside pub is renowned for its themed picnic benches – and Christmas is no exception. Expect festive treats such as mini wedge of brie, roast turkey and stuffing brioche bun, pig in blanket, homemade Belgian chocolate brownie, mulled cherry cheesecake, plus much more

How much? £16.50

To book: Picnics are made to order with at least 24 hours notice, call 01432 830206


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