Vintage Afternoon Tea Giveaway

11 August 2015

Love afternoon tea? Why not check out our recent guest review from India Morgan at the Jewel Beauty Blog. There's even a chance for you to win a Vintage Afternoon Tea too!

Afternoon tea is the perfect treat for so many reasons and the Vintage Afternoon Tea at The Celtic Manor Resort served within the historic Manor House, is no exception. If you’re not already aware, The Celtic Manor is a world renowned resort which definitely packs a punch when it comes to its many accolades most recently including NATO 2014. It also has a fabulous range of afternoon teas which are well worth checking out. 

As soon as we were seated I was instantly drawn to the intricate detailing on the beautiful chinaware, which was the perfect way to set the scene before the afternoon tea delights started to arrive at the table. Firstly, we were served a glass of Rose Hip Lemonade which was beautifully fragrant and one of my favourite parts. The option to add a glass of Prosecco or Champagne was also available and of course a great addition to our afternoon tea.

My particular favourites from the sandwich selection were the cucumber with lemon and mint mayonnaise and the egg mayonnaise with cress brioche, which were both very light and tasted fantastic. The other savoury treats included Hilltop honey roasted ham with grain mustard sandwiches, smoked salmon with cream cheese and chives, Hafod Welsh Cheddar and pickle and leek and Snowdonia Red Devil Cheese tartlets.    

The selection of hand-made cakes was also very impressive and the traditional Victoria sponge was a dream, as well as being very in-keeping with the vintage theme of the afternoon tea. Whilst we were all devouring our delicious savouries and pastries, we were served a selection of wonderful loose leaf teas, which was a lovely addition to the overall experience. My sister and I both opted for the peppermint tea which was very soothing after eating so many sweet treats. Both of our partners opted for the blackberry tea, which they also really enjoyed. We did a pretty good job of finishing off the majority of our food, but we did have a few left over cakes, which we took home to our parents. Put it this way they weren’t left overs for long! I honestly didn’t think the afternoon could have got anymore delicious until we were then served freshly baked warm raisin scones with strawberry preserve and clotted cream.

Overall, the service was excellent and for £28 per person it was a fantastic experience. There was plenty of food and we were all left feeling extremely satisfied, plus there was enough to take home too. 

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