Cheers to Afternoon Tea Week!

14th-20th August 2017

Looking to celebrate Afternoon Tea Week in style this August? There can’t be many more classic ways to treat a friend or relative on a summer’s day. Should you need any excuse to indulge though, we’ve assembled a feast of novel ideas, offers and themed afternoon teas to take your fancy.  From adding a glass of bubbly, to fresh strawberries or even a drop of craft gin, there’s sure to be something to tempt you among our Gift Voucher Brilliance clients: 

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Country Garden Afternoon Tea - from £24.95pp at Netherstowe House, Lichfield

This garden-themed tea treat is a deliciously imaginative take on tradition. Inspired by all things home-grown, botany-themed fancies are served in flowerpots on a pretty lawn presentation plate. Highlights include the ‘Organic Flower Pot’ – a spiced carrot cake with Chantilly cream, fresh herbs and edible flowers – and the ‘Pick Your Own Pot’ – macerated strawberries, strawberry cream, crushed meringue and melt-in-the-mouth chocolate soil (yes, really!). 

To top it all off, the English Garden Afternoon tea is served with a palette-cleansing flowering tea. A taste sensation, individual tealeaves and dried aromatic flowers are hand-tied to form a tea bud that not only looks beautiful but, when supped, is said to hold health-giving qualities. Eight different flowering teas are available to choose from. Call Netherstowe House, 01543 254270,

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Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea – from £17.50pp at Horton Grange, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Offering a playful twist on the traditional afternoon tea, Horton Grange is now offering a summer special for the chaps. A mouth-watering blend of the sweet and savoury includes beef and horseradish sandwich, smoked salmon and cream cheese bagel, mini shepherd’s pie, scotch egg, mini pork pie, sherry triffle, malt loaf, cheese and chutney. These are accompanied with Pumphreys freshly brewed loose-leaf tea or a coffee of your choice; although you could also opt for something more therapuetic with a glass of Glenfiddich 12 whisky or Graham’s Late bottled vintage port? Call Horton Grange, 01661 860686,

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Afternoon Tea & Gin Teapot – from £22.45pp at Mount Pleasant Hotel, Doncaster

Promising a miniature feast of culinary delights, Mount Pleasant Hotel offers a choice of settings between the elegant Garden Restaurant or the more relaxed Captain’s Bar Lounge. Whichever you pick, the chefs’ naughty but nice treats are a must, all crafted using local produce. Besides excellent brews, the addition of a teapot full of Sipsmiths Gin is sure to make the afternoon even more relaxing too. Why not partner your gin with a Fevertree tonic to tantalise those taste buds? Call Mount Pleasant Hotel, 01302 868696,

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Thunder & Lightning Cream Tea – from £7.00pp at Hotel Bristol, Newquay 

For those in search of a real sweet tooth’s treat – Hotel Bristol in Newquay have just what you need! Opt for a Thunder and Lightning Cream tea in the relaxed, comfortable lounge, just a few steps from Tolcarne beach. This Cornish tradition includes freshly baked plain or fruit scones served with lashings of Trewithen clotted cream, golden syrup and a choice of delightful tea or coffee. Call Hotel Bristol, 01637 875181,

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Champagne Afternoon Tea – from £27.45pp at Washingborough Hall, Lincoln

Can we tempt you to tea with added bubbles? Heart-warming and elegant in all the right measures, Washingborough Hall Country House Hotel is the perfect spot to enjoy afternoon tea in Lincoln. Treats include delicate finger sandwiches, a savoury shot, homemade fruit scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, plus other sweet seasonal treats. Add a glass of Moutard champagne, and you have the sort of tea service summer afternoons were made for. Why not make the most of the sunshine and dine alfresco on the terrace? Call Washingborough Hall, 01522 790340,

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Dim Sum Tea Party – from £39.50pp at the Crazy Bear Stadhampton, Oxfordshire

Abundant gardens, eclectic design and award-wining dining all contribute to the Crazy Bear experience. The Crazy Beargroup have been entertaining guests since 1993 and still never fail to disappoint. Why not raise the profile of Afternoon Tea Week with a Dim Sum Tea Party? Choose from tea or a large collection of infusions, a selection of classic or vegetarian dim sum and a raspberry ripple cocktail served in a glass teapot with cream on the side. (Minimum age requirement for cocktail is eighteen years). Call Crazy Bear Stadhampton, 01865 890714,

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