There is nothing more enjoyable than retreating to a cosy hotel in the winter and enjoying an afternoon tea.
I was lucky enough to take myself and my Mum to experience the Laura Ashley Afternoon tea at Burnham Beeches Hotel. It was a beautifully sunny Saturday so we were able to really enjoy our window seat, taking in the grounds of the hotel.
We were immediately served a glass of fresh water in either orange or cucumber – we both opted for cucumber. We then selected the tea we wanted to drink for our afternoon tea and both opted for jasmine pearls. Guests can also opt for Prosecco or Champagne, or for a truly British affair. The Tea Room has partnered with Hattingley Valley English sparkling wines to serve afternoon tea with their classic multi-award winning English Sparkling Wine and English Sparkling Rosé. With our pot of tea each served to us quickly, the afternoon tea was well and truly underway.
A fantastic Chocolate Orange hot chocolate was served as an amuse-bouche with an edible cinnamon stick. It was piping hot and the perfect festive start to the afternoon tea.
Freshly made finger sandwiches such as cucumber with cream cheese and dill on granary bread; Wiltshire ham with grain mustard on onion bread; and Loch Duart smoked salmon and lemon butter open on rye bread were served on the bottom tier of the afternoon tea.
|The decor of The Tea Room has been transformed into a feminine and Instagrammable space perfect for all your afternoon tea desires|
Laura Ashley Afternoon Tea Menu
A selection of freshly made sandwiches:
Cream cheese and dill on granary bread; Wiltshire ham with grain mustard on onion bread; and Loch Duart smoked salmon and lemon butter open on rye bread
Freshly baked sultana and plain scones with artisan jam and Cornish clotted cream
A selection of sweet treats:
Rosemary and pumpkin cake
Monbazillac and rose bavarois
Apple and cinnamon tartlet
Chocolate and caramel mousse
The afternoon tea’s fancy cakes and patisserie selection has been curated entirely by Head Pastry Chef, Laura Zilio and included a super moist Rosemary and pumpkin cake that was so delicious, a monbazillac and rose bavarois and an apple and cinnamon tartlet to name a few (It is important to note that the cake selection changes regularly depending on seasonality of the ingredients and experimentation from the Head Pastry Chef).
|Head Pastry Chef, Laura Zilio|
“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea” ☕🍰 🥂 I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon tea at @burnhambeecheshotel at the @lauraashleythetearoom with Mum yesterday 🌸 The entire space was decorated perfectly with Laura Ashley in mind and was such a lovely way to spend some of my weekend🌸 #LauraAshleyTheTeaRoom
It was such a leisurely and relaxing afternoon spent at The Tea Room, I would highly recommend you try it.