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 These days, elaborate afternoon tea has been replaced by a quick tea-bag cuppa and a dry biscuit.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

This Autumn, Byron’s presents you a delightful afternoon tea to welcome the fall season. As the colours changes and the air cools it makes for a perfect time to indulge in a afternoon tea with friends and family.

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.

For the month of December we are running a themed menu for the festive season and this is ‘The Greatest Afternoon Tea’. The full menu is available on our Christmas Brochure.

From the 1st January- 31st March 2023 our traditional Afternoon Tea menu will be served daily.

External gift vouchers only accepted on Mon-Fri dates (vouchers purchased directly on our website may be applicable for weekends).

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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

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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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