North East Visits | Mother's Day Afternoon Tea at Matfen Hall

Something that me and my mam love to do is go for Afternoon Tea, last year for Mother's Day we went to Horton Grange, which is just 10 minutes away from us in Cramlington, Northumberland. This year I treat my mam to an Afternoon Tea at Matfen Hall, again in Northumberland, about halfway between Ponteland and Corbridge. 

Matfen Hall is a gorgeous stately home, hotel, spa and golf resort set in 300 acres. We'd never been here before but we have such amazing halls in Northumberland we always like to give them a visit, and they are almost certain to have a fab Afternoon Tea, Matfen Hall certainly didn't disappoint! We went on the day before Mother's Day as they weren't doing Afternoon Tea on the day. 

On arrival after a hanging around the doors we were swiftly whisked off to the Drawing Room for a few minutes while the Library Restaurant was just finishing getting set up (we didn't mind one bit, the room was super luxurious and comfy), we were booked in for 12pm which was the first slot for Afternoon Tea. We were a little surprised to be the only people there (in fact we were the only people nearly the whole time!), but we weren't complaining, I could take plenty photos! The seat we had next to the window had a gorgeous view, I felt like I was looking out onto the Scottish highlands! 

So onto the actual Afternoon Tea! They do a variety of teas, all from Ringtons, which I love, reminds me of being little when my Grandma and Grandad always had Ringtons delivered. We both just went for English Breakfast, it was unlimited so we had a couple of pots. We chose the classic Afternoon Tea which had four finger sandwiches each, Smoked Salmon, Northumberland Ham and English Mustard (which obviously I couldn't have but I didn't mind), Matfen Estate Egg Cress and Mayonnaise and Cheese Savoury. All dainty and delicious! Two scones each with plenty of blueberry jam and clotted cream, they were warm, probably some of the best I've had! For desserts we had Coffee Panna Cotta, Carrot Cake (amazing!), Chocolate Tart (so so good!) and Battenberg. All absolutely delicious! 

For £16.95 each I'd say for the delicious food, unlimited drinks and beautiful setting it's great value for money, especially since in other lovely halls they're super expensive. I'd say this Afternoon Tea was just as good as Jesmond Dene House, which was more expensive. The service was also really good, we weren't waiting long for drinks or food and even when we were the only ones there the waitress still checked everything was alright. If you're thinking for going for Afternoon Tea somewhere in Northumberland I'd definitely recommend Matfen Hall, we had a lovely time! 



  1. Looks like a gorgeous venue and lovely tea, especially for the price!
    Hope you and your mum had a fab day :)
    ♥ Fran - xx

  2. It all looks delicious! I quite like it when places are empty so I don't get embarrassed about taking photos, you get better photographs of the decor too!

    Ami x

  3. I've never been to Matfen Hall! How ridiculous is that! Afternoon tea looks gorgeous, especially the scones.

    1. It was our first visit, not sure why! It was lovely, would definitely recommend :) x

  4. Lovely! You both look so happy. I'm definitely treating my mum to afternoon tea next time I'm home :-)

    1. Thank you lovely, afternoon tea is such a nice thing to do with your mum :) x


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