Afternoon Tea Week is here and the team at Infotel have been discussing the ultimate afternoon tea question; cream on top of jam or cream first with jam on top? It seems the slightly controversial answer depends on whether you’re in Devon or Cornwall so we’re playing it safe and have chosen to take afternoon tea for two at three tasty hotels who serve the most tempting teas in their region.
Afternoon Tea at Francis Hotel Bath Mgallery by Sofitel
First on the menu is the stylish Francis Hotel Bath Mgallery by Sofitel. Located in the centre of the historic spa city of Bath, the 18th century townhouse sets a sumptuous scene of glamour and sophistication. Sittings are from 12 noon to 5pm and an additional attraction of afternoon tea at Francis Mgallery by Sofitel is the locally sourced, seasonal produce used in creating a traditional afternoon tea with a modern twist.
Afternoon Tea at Stoke Rochford Hall
Spoil yourself with a chilled bottle of award-winning English sparkling wine beautifully paired with afternoon tea at the stunning Stoke Rochford Hall near Grantham. The Victorian country manor is set in formal gardens with views stretching out over the rolling Lincolnshire countryside creating a serene and stylish backdrop for afternoon tea on the terrace or in the lounge.
Thanks to a £12 million three year restoration project overseen by English Heritage, Stoke Rochford Hall, which was originally built in the 1840s, is a striking building and makes an ideal base for exploring the picturesque market towns or hiking and cycling in the surrounding countryside.
Afternoon Tea at Duke’s Head Hotel
Wave goodbye to the Victorian splendour of Stoke Rochford Hall and step inside a Jane Austen novel when you’re greeted by the beautiful Georgian styling of the Duke’s Head Hotel in Norfolk. The Kings Lynn hotel is ideally located for discovering the delights of the Norfolk coast, the Broads and the many historic towns and picture postcard villages.
Serving a classic afternoon tea, it’s very easy to lose yourself for a couple of hours in the comfort of a welcoming sofa as you linger over tiers of tempting fresh sandwiches, delicate cakes, homemade scones and a pot of tea!
To book at stay at one of these tasty hotels speak to our reservations team on 01775 843417 between 9am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday or discover more on the website.