Best Loved Hotels

Nothing could be more quintessentially English than the time-honoured ritual of afternoon tea, especially when taken at a Best Loved hotel. All of this week's hotels are set in beautiful countryside, stretching from the West Country to Northumberland. Luxurious surrounds, a relaxing ambiance, gorgeous views and scrumptious afternoon teas - what's not to love?

GREAT HOTELS TO ENJOY AFTERNOON TEA

THE WORDSWORTH HOTEL & SPA, CUMBRIA

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Historic hotel in Grasmere with a two acre riverside garden, excellent food and a beautiful spa. Afternoon Tea at The Wordsworth is a modern twist on the traditional affair served in the beautifully appointed lounges or conservatory with a selection of freshly baked handmade cakes, scrumptious scones and delicious sandwiches using the very best of locally sourced produce and artisan breads. If you feel like a real treat why not add a glass of champagne... or two!

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Afternoon tea is two is £30. B&B from £119 per room per night.

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TREGLOS HOTEL, CORNWALL

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A luxury family run hotel, situated near the sea at Constantine Bay near Padstow. At Treglos, you can enjoy two of our favourite things: afternoon tea and spa relaxation. Enjoy tea with sea views, then repair to the spa for a 30 minute mini-treatment, choosing between a Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage, Taster Facial, Shoulders & Scalp Massage, File & Paint Manicure or Pedicure.

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Afternoon tea plus a half hour spa treatment for only £59.

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THE BLACK SWAN HOTEL, YORKSHIRE

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Historic coaching inn turned 4-star boutique hotel with 3 AA Rosette restaurant in the heart of Helmsley, gateway to the Yorkshire Moors. Afternoon tea at The Black Swan is classic, luxurious and indulgent - everything you expect a quintessential, English Afternoon Tea to be. Enjoy dainty finger sandwiches with traditional fillings, freshly baked scones lathered with homemade strawberry jam and clotted cream, cakes in all their glory served on the finest of bone china and accompanied by a fragrant cup of tea.

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The Black Swan Afternoon Tea is £21.95 per person. Dinner B&B plus a half hour spa treatment from £135 per person.

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PENTILLIE CASTLE, CORNWALL

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A delightful wonderful family run boutique B&B in a Cornish Castle affording fabulous views of Dartmoor and Devon over the Tamar River. Afternoon teas are offered every Sunday, Monday or Thursday (subject to availability) in the castle - other dates may be available for a booking of 8 or more guests. Afternoon teas are a popular choice, not only for friends to get together, but also for celebratory events such as weddings and christenings.

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£18.50 per person (min. 2 people) or £25 per person to include a glass of Prosecco. Or stay the night with rooms from £165 and if you book 3 nights during August, pay for 2.

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SOULTON HALL, SHROPSHIRE

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Stately red brick Elizabethan manor house situated on a 500-acre estate of Shropshire working farmland and ancient oak woods. Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in the Courtyard or on the terrace with lovely open countryside views to Hawkstone Hill (a Grade I European site of Scenic Beauty). Wander through the medieval walled gardens and beyond to the 500 acre working farmland and ancient woods.

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Book 2 nights Dinner B&B and receive two complimentary afternoon teas.

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TEWKESBURY PARK, GLOUCESTERSHIRE

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Indulge, relax and unwind as you join Tewkesbury Park for afternoon tea, the most quintessential of English customs. Enjoy your tea on the south facing terrace, in the Orangery or in one of the relaxing lounges. Tewkesbury Park is perfectly located for exploring the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, so there is plenty to keep you occupied when you visit.

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Best Loved Exclusive Offer: Dinner B&B from £190 (15% off the normal price) plus a complimentary Afternoon Tea (worth £36). Valid: 24th August - 30th September 2017. Quote BESTLOVED when booking.

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DOWN HALL COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL, ESSEX

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Nestled in 110 acres on the Hertfordshire and Essex border, Down Hall Country House Hotel is an impressive 4-star country house hotel with great food and spa. Served in the historic splendour of the lounge or Ibbetsons Tea Lounge, the much-loved English tradition of Afternoon Tea is at its finest at Down Hall. Expect a choice of delicious menus and a selection of the finest teas, making for an unforgettable afternoon.

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B&B and afternoon tea from £129 per room per night.

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ESHOTT HALL, NORTHUMBERLAND

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Afternoon Tea at Eshott Hall is a quintessentially English affair, served in the drawing room or on the lawn in front of this magnificent 17th century country house. With a fine selection of finger sandwiches (crusts off, naturally), freshly baked sweet and savoury scones, homemade cakes afternoon Tea at Eshott is a fabulously traditional experience. Splash out with a glass of bubbly for the ultimate decadent treat. If you don't have a sweet tooth then fear not, the Gentleman's Relish Afternoon Tea pairs a delightful selection of sandwiches with a range of savoury scones and treats to satisfy even the heartiest of appetites.

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£15 per person for either Afternoon Tea or Gentleman's Relish. B&B from £99 per room; Dinner B&B from £183.

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SAUNTON SANDS HOTEL, DEVON

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Stunning 4-star Art Deco family friendly hotel perched above one of Devon's most beautiful beaches. Indulge in a Silver Service afternoon tea with a selection of fine teas, delicate pastries and signature cakes, all accompanied by breathtaking views of Saunton Beach and the rolling Braunton Burrows.

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Best Loved Exclusive Offer: Autumn Afternoon Tea for September and October with a complimentary glass of champagne.

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LAST WEEK'S WINNER

Congratulations to last week's competition winner, Helen Haughey from Bedford who won two nights B&B for two plus dinner on one of the nights at Stonecross Manor in Cumbria - a romantic 17th manor house in stunning grounds with wonderful views of the Stroud Valley.


         


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