Delicious festive afternoon teas to try in the Cotswolds this Christmas

PUBLISHED: 09:13 10 December 2018 | UPDATED: 12:26 10 December 2018

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

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

The Kings Hotel, Chipping Campden

Menu: The festive spin on The Kings Hotel’s afternoon tea includes a spread of seasonal treats – think festive fancies, mince pies, sandwiches, cakes, scones and a glass of bubbly.

How much? £27.50

To book: Call 01386 840256

Queens Hotel, Cheltenham

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

Menu: A selection of sandwiches, miniature picnic items, cakes and scones, and locally sourced strawberry preserve, lemon curd and clotted cream.

How much? From £19.50 per person

To book: Call 01242 514754

The Lygon Arms, Broadway

When: November 26-December 23

Menu: Sandwiches, warm scones with homemade jam and clotted cream, festive cakes and pastries, mince pies and other Christmas treats

How much? From £30 per person

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

Hotel du Vin, Cheltenham

When: December 3-30

Menu: Mince pies, turkey and cranberry sausage rolls, gingerbread men and plenty of other festive treats to tuck in to. Served with a choice of teas and a glass of Champagne.

How much? £45 for two people

Click here to book or call 01242 370584

Charingworth Manor, Chipping Campden

When: From December 1

Menu: Sandwiches, cakes and mince pies served with a pot of tea. Afternoon teas can be upgraded to include a mulled wine or a glass of Lanson Champagne.

How much? From £22.50

To book: Call 01386 593555

Lord of the Manor Hotel, Upper Slaughter

When: Throughout the week until December 23

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

How much? £27.50 per person

To book: Call 01451 820243

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Henry’s Tea Rooms, Cheltenham

When: Available now

Menu: Turkey, cranberry and stuffing sandwiches, brie and cranberry parcel, mini prawn cocktail, festive scone with clotted cream, mince pie, plus mini Christmas treats.

How much? £16.50

To book: Call 01242 577921

Hatton Court, Gloucester

When: Available now

Menu: Festive sandwiches including traditional turkey and stuffing and ham and mustard, cranberry and walnut scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam and a selection of seasonal sweet treats.

How much? £35 per couple

To book: Call 01452 617412

Malmaison, Cheltenham

When: From December 1

Menu: A seasonal twist on the afternoon tea. Malmaison does things a little differently when it comes to afternoon tea– expect mini burgers, pigs in blankets and mini trifles alongside the traditional trimmings.

How much? £24.95 including a glass of Prosecco

Click here to book or call 01242 266702

Ellenborough Park, near Cheltenham

When: November 19-December 29 (excluding December 24, 25 and 26)

Menu: Selection of seasonal sandwiches including smoked salmon with dill & lemon crème fraiche as well as scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve, freshly bakes sweets and a choice of teas and coffees.

How much? £25 per person

Click here to book, call 01242 545454 or email info@ellenboroughpark.com.

Further afield…

The Bush Inn, Hereford

This countryside pub is renowned for its themed, made-to-order picnic benches and Christmas is no exception. Expect festive treats including turkey and stuffing in a brioche bun, melted brie in a coating, homemade large pig in blanket, sugar coated churros, Christmas trifle and a traditional mince pie, plus a lot more!

How much? £17.50 per person

To book: Call 01432 830206

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