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 These days, elaborate afternoon tea has been replaced by a quick tea-bag cuppa and a dry biscuit.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

At the 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.

What’s on

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.

Prisoner of Colwick Hall

Prisoner of Colwick

Returner for January 2020!

In September 2019, our team of chefs came up with their best selection yet, and we are so excited for it’s return for one month only in January 2020!!

Sandwiches can be found even in the darkest of times, Firebolt cheese sticks can be seen accompanying the delicious pea soup, the golden flying cake pop is making a comeback, and we have a new star of the show in our chocolate leaking cauldron cake…and that’s just to name a few! We are also practising the art of reading tea leaves, and you can find out what your future holds in our earl grey infused scones.



When you book in January, pay just 2 for £35 Monday-Friday and £19.95 per person for Saturday and Sundays) 

Byrons Choice Menu

Our signature afternoon tea…


We are thrilled and excited to present to you our ‘signature menu’, encapsulating everything that the Byron’s Brasserie experience is about. Taking concepts and making them our own. This menu is a twist on traditional afternoon tea, and not like any other you’ve seen before.

Chef Jason has spent time developing new ideas and using his fine dining skills to bring you something special. Served in the original dining room of the hall, Byron’s choice is the menu to taste on your next visit. Soak up our history and feel like lords or ladies of the manor. Also perfect for celebrations or to purchase as a gift.

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.


Traditional Afternoon Tea

Prisoner of Colwick

Byrons Choice Menu

Grand 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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