Thursday, 19 March 2015

North East Visits | Afternoon Tea at Horton Grange Hotel | Mother's Day 2015

Horton Grange Afternoon Tea
Horton Grange Afternoon Tea
Horton Grange Afternoon Tea
Horton Grange Afternoon Tea
Horton Grange Afternoon Tea
Horton Grange Afternoon Tea

For Mother's Day this year, I treat my mam to afternoon tea, we're massive afternoon tea fans, so I couldn't think of anything better. We drive past Horton Grange Hotel all the time, it's just up from Blagdon, near Ponteland in Northumberland, so I thought I would surprise my mam and book us in. 

I booked online, and let's just say, their booking system needs to be made clearer. The website stated that they serve afternoon tea everyday after 12. I booked a table for 2 at 12:45, no options to stipulate the menu etc, assuming that afternoon tea would be available. We were taken in and sat down and presented with the only menu, a 3 course Sunday lunch for an eye watering £30 each. After asking the waiter, he told us that we hadn't booked for afternoon tea (no option to choose on the website booking is terrible, just ring!). Anyway, the waiter was lovely and asked if we would be able to have one anyway, which we could, although we had to sit in the restaurant instead of the lounge, I wasn't complaining, it was lovely! 

Our tea consisted of a pot of tea or coffee each, 4 sandwiches each (real salmon, cucumber, cheese savoury and egg), all delicious! Then we had 2 scones each, 1 plain and 1 fruit, these were served with gorgeous clotted cream and homemade tangy apple/redcurrant jam, also totally yummy! Finally we each had a range of petit fours and a mini chocolate, raspberry, vanilla trifle, all amazing! 

The setting here is lovely, nice gardens, great airy spacious restaurant with a nice chilled atmosphere. The tea cost us £16 each, which I think is reasonable for such nice food/setting. Me and my mam both really enjoyed ourselves and would definitely go back! 

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  1. Aw, this sounds so perfect for Mothers Day! Its nice to read that you had such good service from them too - a shame the booking system didn't work out originally though. At least you'll know for next time! Lucy, www.aspectatorsport.com xx

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    1. It was lovely, I would definitely go back! :) xx

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  2. I love going for afternoon tea, I definitely don't do it enough! I remember going once in the middle of winter and we sat infront of an open fire for ages drinking hot chocolate and eating yummy cakes. It was snowing too which made it even more perfect! Such a shame you had a bit of trouble with your booking, hope it didn't spoil your afternoon too much!

    Sarah x
    sarahkayblogs.blogspot.com :)

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    1. Aw that sounds lovely! I could have afternoon tea everyday haha! :) x

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  3. Aw thats such a lovely thing to do, such a nice idea!

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  4. This is something I have yet to do with my mum (just the 2 of us)! After reading your pot it's made me start to plan something now :)

    www.littlefamily4.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. We're afternoon tea obsessives! It was lovely :) x

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  5. Looks lovely - I love in Cramlington so Horton Grange is not too far from me. Never been but I do fancy it and £16 seems like a fair price x

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    1. Ah I live in Cramlington too! I would definitely recommend it, it was lovely, good for the price :) x

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  6. Aah my mam got married at Horton Grange, it's a lovely place. The food looks yummy too, what a lovely mother's day treat x

    What Rachael Wrote

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    1. Ah I bet it's a lovely place to get married! It was lovely :) x

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