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What does everyone think of afternoon tea (whoever that's been)? Are they worth the money?

Billie
12 months ago
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Pjran
Pjran12 months ago

On Friday we went for an afternoon tea at The Montagu Arms hotel in Beaulieu. Love the relaxed feeling and service. It’s a real treat. The week before we had tea in a Patisserie Valarie for less than half the price of the hotel but it’s not as good the scones were dry.

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Billie
Billie
Original Poster
12 months ago

Pjran thanks for giving me your feedback on this. Will have to look into where the best place to go to near me

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hspexy
hspexy12 months ago

It depends where you go. The fancier ones at hotels are usually good, as youre paying for the service and ambience. The high street ones, like Patisserie Valerie and Caffe Concerto, are rubbish - dry cakes and drier service!

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Billie
Billie
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12 months ago

hspexy thanks for letting me know. I was thinking of taking my auntie to an M&S one as a treat but will look into a hotel one instead now

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Pjran
Pjran12 months ago

Billie the M&S one is good value but you don’t get extra tea or the service but at £17 for two it’s a cheap treat especially if you take her round the store first.

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hspexy
hspexy12 months ago

Billie you’re welcome. You can probably get one for about £20 or so, which is quite reasonable as you usually get a photogenic setting. There’s usually offers with lastminute.com and groupon.co.uk

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Billie
Billie
Original Poster
12 months ago

hspexy that's not a bad price at all. Wouldn't of thought about looking at lastminute.com. Thank you

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hspexy
hspexy12 months ago

Billie you’re welcome

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ACR
ACR12 months ago

It's fun to do it once in a while, particularly on special occasions. But, I still prefer relaxing in a good coffee shop with a healthy slice of cake 🍰

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Billie
Billie
Original Poster
12 months ago

ACR relaxing in a coffee shops is nice. I can't wait to try afternoon tea myself as I've never had one before and really want to spoil my auntie to one soon

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ClaireF1978
ClaireF197812 months ago

It depends where it. I've been to some really nice places for afternoon tea in and around Bath. They're usually pretty good value for money for a nice experience and decent cake. It's lovely for a special occasion but not something I would do every week.

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Billie
Billie
Original Poster
12 months ago

ClaireF1978 I can't wait to try afternoon tea. Hopefully I can find a nice one around where I live

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KirstyW
KirstyW12 months ago

I love it i always do it for my birthday, some places are more generous than others and i don't always get alcohol cos it bumps the price up but had themed afternoon tea before too

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Billie
Billie
Original Poster
12 months ago

KirstyWaddell themed afternoon tea sounds lovely. Will have to look into that. Thank you

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CathSho13
CathSho1312 months ago

Ive been to a few. Some of them have been lovely others not so good. My favourite one was £10 per person and we had loads and it was really nice. The worst was £25 per person and wasnt enough to fill your eye 🤣

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Billie
Billie
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12 months ago

CathSho13 lol. You would have expected the pricier one would be better wouldn't you

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sunny101
sunny10112 months ago

I've had a few afternoon tea experiences and the best ones, in my opinion, are held in older buildings with some serious heritage. The more established the venue - the more experience they have of pleasing the customer with traditional delights. I've also had a prosecco afternoon tea and that was lovely as it was for a hen do and seemed very relevant. Don't forget to look at the voucher codes/buyagift sites as you save a huge amount on the tea.

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Billie
Billie
Original Poster
12 months ago

angemski I think my auntie might the older building type of atmosphere. Will definitely look into getting a voucher code for afternoon tea

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Johnny
Johnny12 months ago

Hi,

One of the best bargains around for Afternoon Tea for Two with a glass of Prosecco each is this one at Cafe Rouge. For just a tenner each, you can't go far wrong!

https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/deals/bargain-price-afternoon-tea-two-prosecco-just-10-each-red-letter-days

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If you're looking for something swankier you can get Luxury Afternoon Tea vouchers ar Red Letter Days too (try using code RLD10 for a tenner off)

Recently I went to Amberley Castle and to the BailiffsCourt Hotel (both in West Sussex) for a posh afternoon tea at a discount using this code. Still pricey, but worth it!

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Billie
Billie
Original Poster
12 months ago

Ooo thanks Johnny. Wouldn't mind saying no to a tenner off lol. Not looked on red letter days for a bit

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SaverDeals
SaverDeals12 months ago

I personally think they charge way too much at some places for afternoon tea and when you break it down, you're paying a huge amount per item, although you have to consider the location etc. Of course you pay a premium for the location but if you're going somewhere special, afternoon tea is nice as a treat.

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Billie
Billie
Original Poster
12 months ago

SaverDeals that was my thought to. I don't want to pay extortionate amount for afternoon tea and get disappointed by only get a small handful of food or drink

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Metrovski
Metrovski12 months ago

I highly recommend Carriages of Cambridge!

They have proper train carriages all set out in a 50's like theme, and the food and service was fantastic!

I had high tea, but they do an afternoon tea for slightly cheaper 🙂 Its deffo worth the money just for the experience!

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tumblespots
tumblespots12 months ago

We have had afternoon tea locally (as a gift) after moving and enjoyed it so much that we booked in again ourselves. It was delicious, plenty to eat and drink and the host was wonderful, definitely a people person. I would recommend it. 🐞

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