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 These days, elaborate afternoon tea has been replaced by a quick tea-bag cuppa and a dry biscuit.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.
A delectable three tiered stand comprising homemade scones, finger sandwiches, a savoury interlude to the all important slate of sweet treats. Handmade scones are baked with love in our kitchen by our fabulous Sue & team. Blended with raisins and served with jam & lashings of clotted cream.
Priced at £23.95 per person.
Traditional Afternoon Tea menu will be served daily from 12- 4:00pm. Items may vary.
We are currently running our Summer Afternoon Tea Menu.
There’s lots of outdoor seating to enjoy drinks in the grounds.
Launching for October 2023.
Quintessentially English, our brand new Grand Afternoon Tea awaits your most special occasion. Welcomed with a Bakewell Fizz Prosecco Cocktail (Mocktail alternative available) on arrival in our Lounge.
The menu boasts a variety of savoury favourites including the Smoked Salmon & Cucumber with a touch of charm. The classic Scones features warm chocolate to be partnered with lashings of clotted cream. The ultimate showstopper is the dainty dessert slate masterfully baked in house, the banoffee petit fours is simply perfectly balanced.
If you are looking for a gluten free option or have any special dietary requirements please advise us at the time of booking and we would be more than happy to cater to this. There is a vegetarian, vegan and halal alternative available. Please note items may vary depending on dietary requirement to ensure suitable.
Priced at £39 per person including Bakewell Fizz Cocktail
As Autumn approaches us, the leaves start to fall and the days get cooler we have put together a special seasonal menu for those cosy afternoons. Running from October 2023 will be our Autumn Afternoon Tea Menu. With the favourite Halloween treat- Spiced Pumpkin Soup.
Available 12-4pm, just before the nights get dark. Please let us know on booking for any dietary requirements, we’re not spooked!
For the month of December
Byron’s Brasserie will become the Winter Kingdom with glistening icicles and snowflakes during the Christmas period. Warmed by the story of Family Love we have created the inspired Afternoon Tea fit for a princess.
Please note we are accepting third party vouchers for the themed Afternoon Tea during the month of December Mon- Friday.
If you would like to book at the Weekend outside of the voucher terms & conditions then this would be a supplement of £2.50 per person on booking to redeem towards the Themed Afternoon Tea.
Available daily for collection, subject to availability! Please aim to order at least 24 hours in advance to avoid disappointment.
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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?
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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