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 These days, elaborate afternoon tea has been replaced by a quick tea-bag cuppa and a dry biscuit.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

Afternoon Tea

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 £22.95 per person.

From the 1st January- 31st March 2023 our Traditional Afternoon Tea menu will be served daily. Including external vouchers.

Our themed ‘Tea as old as time’ Afternoon Tea will be running in the month of February and is priced at £27.95pp Sat-Sun or 2 for £50 Mon-Fri.

King’s Coronation Weekend

Saturday 6th- 8th May

Priced at £23.95 per person.

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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

Easter Special Traditional Afternoon Tea

1st- 16th April

Easter Treat! Running between 1st– 16th April is our Easter Edition Traditional Afternoon Tea. Enjoy the half term with family & friends over delicate finger sandwiches, savoury treats & Easter Bunny’s Desserts. Hop on over! 

AT- This Easter, a fine selection of finger sandwiches is on the menu to start your afternoon tea experience. Delightful fillings include smoked salmon & cream cheese to beef & horseradish. Vegetarian options include houmous & red pepper and we do cater for all dietary requirements including a Vegan Afternoon Tea.

A savoury tier comprising scotch eggs and a creamy carrot soup creates a perfect balance ahead of the sweet treats when you can indulge in luxurious chocolate. 

Hot cross buns served as our inspiration in creating our very own Hot Cross Scones that are baked to perfection adorning soft icing to create the inimitable Easter Cross.

The sweet slate is without doubt the best of all. Starting with a lemon mini egg cupcake which is super light and airy, before you bounce to the hop choc tart. Most refined of all is the Raspberry Shortbread Easter Bunny which simply crumbles in the mouth. Also on offer is the bunny’s favourite  Carrot Cake and all is served with unlimited servings of fine blends of tea & coffee. Priced at £23.50pp and Children are most welcome with a child friendly menu at £18.95pp. 

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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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