Afternoon tea at Byron’s

Themed Afternoon Tea in Nottingham

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 These days, elaborate afternoon tea has been replaced by a quick tea-bag cuppa and a dry biscuit.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 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 Colwick Hall Hotel, once home to Lord Byron the great poet himself. This also makes a great Gift Experience

Summer Afternoon Tea

As summer approaches, we welcome our newest traditional afternoon tea. Filled with British classics such as Coronation Chicken and Ham & Grain Mustard. Our favourite is the sweet selection, the strawberry muffin with strawberry frosting is the perfect summer treat.

1st July – 30th September 2024

Served daily between 12 noon – 4pm

Grand Afternoon Tea

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 Poached Salmon Chive Crème Fraiche 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 Viennese shells 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. Full payment required for the Grand Afternoon Tea menu at the time of booking.

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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.

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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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Gift vouchers

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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