Hope you have all had a good weekend so far? Last Sunday I was lucky enough to visit the Celtic Manor located within the beautiful Usk Valley to sample the new Vintage Afternoon Tea menu along with my boyfriend, sister and her partner. It was a fantastic day full of laughs and tasty treats, which I couldn't wait to blog about. I've always been a bit of a foodie at heart and there is nothing more I love than a little impromptu celebration with good food and drink and it's safe to say that last Sunday was no ordinary Sunday... It was the tastiest one yet! (Sorry cooked dinner - I prefer cakes) I hope you enjoy this post lovelies and I would love to hear from you in the comments section below. You can also use my social media icons to the right hand side if you would like to get in contact a little quicker!
Afternoon tea is a perfect treat for so many reasons, so I was really excited to review the fabulous new Vintage Afternoon Tea at the Celtic Manor. If you're not already aware then the Celtic Manor is a world renowned 5* Resort which definitely packs a punch when it comes to its many accolades. I was kindly invited to sample the new vintage afternoon tea along with three guests and it's fair to say it didn't disappoint. The Celtic Manor has a range of fabulous afternoon teas which can be found here However, the Vintage Afternoon Tea is served within the historic manor house, which of course is the perfect setting for a more rustic tea. My oldest sister was actually born at the Manor House, which was originally the Lydia Beynon Maternity Hospital back in the 1940s, so it was nice to talk about a bit of family history too!
As soon as we were seated I instantly fell in love with the intricate detailing on the beautiful chinaware, which was the perfect way to set the scene before the afternoon tea delights started to arrive at the table. Firstly, we were served a glass of Rose Hip Lemonade which was beautifully fragrant and one of my favourite parts of the Afternoon Tea. We also had a glass of prosecco each, which I always find is a great way to accompany a little impromptu celebration. After a few laughs and a good old chit chat two beautiful tiers arrived at our table full of delicate finger sandwiches and an array of delicious hand-made cakes and pastries.
My particular favourites from the savoury selection were the Cucumber with lemon and mint mayonnaise and the Egg mayonnaise with cress brioche, which tasted fantastic. The selection of Hand-Made cakes was also very impressive and the traditional Victoria sponge was a dream as well as being very in-keeping with the vintage theme of the afternoon tea. Whilst we were all devouring our delicious savouries and pastries we were also served a selection of wonderful loose leaf teas, which was a lovely addition to the overall experience. My sister and I both opted for the peppermint tea which was very soothing after eating so many sweet treats. Both of our partners opted for the Blackberry tea, which they also really enjoyed. I honestly didn’t think the afternoon could have got anymore delicious but it did. We were then served Freshly Baked warm raisin Scones with strawberry preserve and clotted cream. We did a pretty good job of finishing off the majority of our food, but we did have a few left over cakes, which we took home to our parents. Put it this way they weren’t left overs for long! My sister’s partner couldn’t believe we were still getting more food… We just didn’t stop eating. There was also some pretty cool vintage music playing softly in the background, which made it an even more enjoyable experience.
Overall, the service was fantastic and for £28 per person it was a fantastic experience. There was SO much food, which left us feeling more than satisfied. I personally really enjoyed the Vintage Afternoon Tea situated within the Manor House... It's a real hidden gem! I'm already planning to book in again, especially as editing this post has made me feel super hungry looking at all the delicious pictures again ha! There was really nothing to fault apart from the fact that I could have eaten like 10 more of the egg mayo brioches, as they were so delicious! I would love to hear your thoughts on this post in the comments section below - Do you agree that Afternoon Tea is a great way to celebrate?
See the full Vintage Afternoon Tea Menu Available Sundays only, 1.00pm - 4.00pm
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