To celebrate National Afternoon Tea Week 14th-20th August 2017
With National Afternoon Tea Week beginning on 14th August 2017, it is clearer than ever that enjoying tea and cake is still one of the nation’s favourite past times. The traditional afternoon refreshment of a light sandwich, sweet treats and a warming tea infusion is a calming, comforting way to invest in some well-deserved ‘me-time’ and pairing afternoon tea with a spa experience takes this comfort to a new level, leaving guests feeling truly relaxed and restored.
To celebrate National Afternoon Tea Week, here are 5 top spa-and-tea experiences…
- The Spa at The Midland, Manchester - The Midland, Manchester’s 5* spa hotel, is home to not only some of the city’s finest spa facilities, but The Tea Room, Manchester’s only setting dedicated to afternoon tea. Combining award-winning spa experiences with culinary excellence, The Midland brings luxury to the city centre.
As well as full access to the thermal areas, relaxation pool and relaxation suite, all spa days at The Midland include an indulgent spa ritual and afternoon tea. Choose from a wide range of loose leaf teas, including three exclusive blends, and extraordinarily tasty creations such as the Smoked Salmon & Lemon Verbena Crème Fraîche sandwich on Dark Malt Bread and Pistachio & Olive Oil Cake with Orange Curd. Having welcomed kings, queens, presidents and rock stars since its opening, The Midland is one of the most decadent places to enjoy afternoon tea with a spa experience.
Spa days with afternoon tea | from £89pp
The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel, Newmarket - Located in the heart of Newmarket, The Spa at Bedford Lodge offers complete, luxurious relaxation in the comfort of one of Suffolk’s most charming properties.
With the Ladies Day Spa Day, guests can make full use of the sensory Hydrotherapy and Heat experiences including the magnificent outdoor rooftop hot tub, bubbling hydrotherapy pool and thermal area with hammam table. Guests can also unwind with an ESPA Personalised Facial, mini manicure and of course, delicious afternoon tea. As well as serving freshly baked scones with fruit preserve and rich clotted cream, The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel will be adding a unique new cake to its menu each week throughout August.
Ladies Day Spa Day | £120pp
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel, Chester - Nestled within 27 acres of Cheshire woodland, Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel blends contemporary spa elegance with a classic, countryside setting.
With a Herbal Sauna and traditional Rock Sauna amongst the spa’s thermal experience rooms, Craxton Wood also features two foot spas, an ice fountain and feature showers to give spa guests an immersive experience. The Luxurious Spa Day includes a 25 minute treatment and a 55 minute treatment to allow guests to work up an appetite. Craxton Wood’s exceptional afternoon tea is just as quintessentially British as the hotel itself – a selection of delicious, hand-prepared finger sandwiches will curb hunger, before fresh, buttery scones are served with clotted cream and a chilled glass of Prosecco. The perfect pairing!
The Luxurious Spa Day | from £99pp
Oulton Hall, Leeds - Oulton Hall, the four star spa hotel in Leeds, is one of Yorkshire’s most grand, luxurious properties. Surrounded by 27 holes of golfing bliss and housing a state-of-the-art spa, it’s easy to forget that the bustling city is on the doorstep of this tranquil countryside getaway.
Oulton Hall’s spa is a sanctuary like no other, fully equipped with a comforting sauna, steam room and indoor swimming pool, easing the mind into a peaceful state with ever-changing chill out music. The Luxury Afternoon Tea with ESPA Spa Day is an all-encompassing experience beginning with a 60 minute ESPA Signature Spa Ritual, before allowing guests to truly indulge with a delicious selection of freshly filled sandwiches, miniature desserts and a refreshing glass of bubbly.
Luxury Afternoon Tea with ESPA Day Spa | from £90pp
Moddershall Oaks, Staffordshire - Moddershall Oaks is a country spa retreat in the heart of Staffordshire, combining pure relaxation with the most peaceful, rolling landscape. Afternoon tea is available to all visiting Moddershall Oaks, whether guests are spending the day in the spa or just popping in for a treatment. Served in Moddershall Oaks’ stunning Lakeside Restaurant, the afternoon tea is just one of many sensational dining options available at Moddershall Oaks. Guests can expect buttery cheese savouries and mini salads as well as delicious handmade cakes by local cake designer Russelle.
Afternoon Tea | from £19.95pp