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 These days, elaborate afternoon tea has been replaced by a quick tea-bag cuppa and a dry biscuit.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.

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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.

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Our very own Eat Out To Help Out Scheme

Mondays – Wednesdays until the end of October 2020

£5 off per person on our traditional afternoon tea or a la carte menu

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!

You asked…so we created! We are so thrilled and excited to present to you our ‘click and collect’ afternoon tea.

Available for daily collection subject to availability. The perfect treat for families and friends, a picnic box for a day out, or perhaps an easy delicious solution for catering a party you are hosting in the comfort of your own home!

Coming back soon!

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


Episode: The One with Afternoon Tea

Sadly covid-19 put a halt on this menu, but don’t worry, we promise it will be back in due course! 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.

Selection of desserts on a cake stand

Grand Afternoon Tea

When there’s something to celebrate, grand afternoon tea is served! A beautifully delicate selection, with the most gorgeous desserts.

A menu to make you feel extra special! The selection of afternoon tea is served alongside a glass of bubbly to really get the celebrations in full swing. Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers etc., or just simply a good excuse to spoil yourself.

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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?

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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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