Afternoon tea at Byron’s

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is a great British tradition, but although we have been enjoying a cup of tea in England since the 1660s, the much-loved addition of sandwiches and cake was first introduced in 1840 by Anna the Seventh Duchess of Bedford who got rather peckish each day around 4 o’clock in the afternoon. These days, elaborate afternoon tea has been replaced by a quick tea-bag cuppa and a dry biscuit. However, if you want to partake in proper afternoon tea, Nottingham boasts the stunning Byron’s Brasserie at Colwick Hall Hotel.

At Colwick Hall Hotel in Nottingham, afternoon tea is something of an event. Our traditional afternoon tea consists of a selection of mouthwatering finger sandwiches, unique chef’s savouries and a selection of cakes and desserts, including of course the hallowed scone with jam and clotted Cornish cream. Guests can relax and enjoy their afternoon in the stately surroundings of Byron’s Brasserie and enjoy the atmosphere of the stately Colwick Hall Hotel, once home to Lord Byron the great poet himself.

Friends themed afternoon tea with cookies, a trifle and a small chocolate cake.

Coming back for Christmas!!…


Episode: The One with Afternoon Tea

Could this be the best Christmas present ever! And could we BE anymore excited!?…The answer is definitely not.

Inspired by the much loved TV series, F.O.O.D.I.E.S tea is the one to reminisce over all over our food favourites. A touch of nostalgia, and the perfect tea to indulge with friends and family.

Available to book throughout December 2021 subject to availability. This is the only afternoon tea menu we will have available throughout December, and no vouchers are accepted unless specifically for this menu.

Traditional Afternoon Tea

Traditional Afternoon Tea

You can never go wrong with keeping things traditional, and for us this menu sums up what afternoon tea is all about.

A selection of delicious finger sandwiches, savouries and of course a sweet selection too! Scones are freshly baked with jam and clotted cream, and it’s the perfect occasion to catch up with friends or family. Guests can relax in the beautifully historic surroundings and have a delightful afternoon out.

Priced at £18.95 per person.

Please just note this menu won’t be available throughout December 2021, as we are running our F.O.O.D.I.E.S menu instead.

Take away afternoon tea in a box with pink roses in the background.

Click and Collect

Now enjoy our much-loved afternoon tea in the comfort of your own home!

Available daily for collection, subject to availability! Please aim to order at least 24 hours in advance to avoid disappointment.

Pre-order and purchase using the button below, and once your order is confirmed we will contact you to reconfirm your order details and collection date and time.

Please just check with us directly if you have any specific requirements that you are unsure of on 0115 950 0566 or

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Traditional Afternoon Tea

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Why not add to the experience?

After this ultimate Nottingham afternoon tea experience, you could turn your visit into a treasured memory by staying in one of the Colwick Hall Hotel’s unique bedrooms. Colwick Hall is brimming with history, it is a superb Palladian-style Georgian country mansion that sits comfortably in sixty acres of well-tended parkland. The building’s original history dates back to Saxon times but its most famous resident was Lord Byron who was one of England’s most revered poets.

Byron once said, ‘Life’s enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.’ Which cup could be more enchanted than that serving the most delectable and traditional of meals, afternoon tea?

King sized bed with sofa in front of it. Accompanied by a mirror, lamp and dresser.

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To share afternoon tea with family or friends (or your special treat), then why not opt for a gift voucher with a personalised message – Buy gift vouchers online.

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