Delicious festive afternoon teas to try in the Cotswolds this Christmas
PUBLISHED: 09:13 09 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:01 15 November 2017
Alleviate the stress of hectic Christmas preparation and endless shopping trips with a festive afternoon tea in one of these gorgeous Cotswold settings
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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