Top hotels and afternoon tea venues are celebrating our favourite teatime tradition this Afternoon Tea Week (10-16 August) with a packed schedule of themed menus, talks, and tastings as well as over 100 exclusive offers, making it the perfect time to indulge in afternoon tea.
Here's a round up of the Top 10 events taking place around the UK.
- 1. Meadow Afternoon Tea at Coworth Park Ascot £29 per person
Coworth Park has created their 'Meadow Tea', inspired by flowers grown on the estate. Luxurious, elegant and comfortable, the Drawing room offers the perfect setting to enjoy a quintessentially British afternoon tea, whilst admiring the stunning views of the Berkshire countryside. Floral inspired pastries include a Raspberry & Rose Choux and an Apricot & Lavender Macaroon.
- 2. Welsh Afternoon Tea at Hilton Cardiff Cardiff 25% off during Afternoon Tea Week
With magnificent views from the glass-fronted conservatory, the Hilton Cardiff is the perfect place to enjoy a Welsh take on afternoon tea. The menu includes Welsh cheddar sandwiches and sultana & buttermilk scones.
- 3. G&Tea Afternoon Tea at Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel Birmingham 25% off during Afternoon Tea Week
The Hilton Birmingham Hotel is offering the chance to enjoy afternoon with a gin cocktail twist in The Lounge during Afternoon Tea Week.
- 4. Afternoon Tea at the Marquis, Dover Dover 15% off during Afternoon Tea Week
Enjoy afternoon tea at this 5 star restaurant in Kent, which is perfectly positioned for exploring Dover Castle and the White cliffs. A traditional afternoon tea will be served, with a selection of sandwiches including duck egg mayonnaise, and desserts.
- 5. Agatha Christie Afternoon Tea at Brown's London £45 per person
2015 marks the 125th Anniversary of celebrated crime writer Agatha Christie's birth. Kicking off in Afternoon Tea Week, Brown's will be commemorating her life and love of literature in The English Tea Room serving a special Agatha Christie afternoon tea featuring a selection of delicacies mentioned in her books and inspired by her most famous character, Miss Marple.
- 6. Afternoon Tea at Berwick Lodge Bristol 25% off during Afternoon Tea Week
The beautiful grounds of Berwick Lodge make it the perfect place to enjoy the quintessentially classic afternoon tea, either in their gardens under the sun, or relaxing in the wood panelled lounge.
- 7. Historical Afternoon Tea at Dennis Severs' House London £85 per person
A Historical Afternoon Tea at Dennis Severs House with Kerstin Rodgers, aka Ms Marmite Lover. Kerstin will be creating an 18thcentury-inspired afternoon tea to fit with the luxurious, breath-taking surroundings of London's most fascinating time capsule.
- 8. Champagne Afternoon Tea at 47 King Street West Manchester 25% off during Afternoon Tea Week
The original London supper club host Kerstin Rodgers aka Ms Marmite Lover hosts an 18th-century-inspired afternoon tea to fit with the luxurious, breath-taking surroundings in one of the capital's most fascinating time capsules. Georgian dress encouraged!
- 9. Floris Scents of Summer at Intercontinental Park Lane London £45 per person
A collaboration between InterContinental London Park Lane and British Family Perfumers, Floris London, this limited edition Afternoon Tea combines perfumery expertise and culinary talent to create a sensory journey that celebrates the beauty of British summertime. During Afternoon Tea Week the hotel is hosting a one-off tea where Executive Chef Ashley Wells and Edward Bodenham, ninth generation of British Family Perfumers, Floris London will discuss how they worked together to create the experience.
- 10. The Haddon Hall Afternoon Tea: part of the Bakewell Baking Festival Saturday 15th August, 5.30pm or 6pm. Bakewell, £34 per person
This unique event in collaboration with the Bakewell Baking Festival and Afternoon Tea Week champions the UK's recent great revival in baking and our country's proud tradition of taking afternoon tea. A special event and culinary treat, tickets include the champagne afternoon tea and specialist tour of the hall looking at the food prepared and enjoyed at Haddon since Elizabethan times.
Find out more at afternoonteaweek.com.