Unusual afternoon teas around the UK

Apple Pie

Afternoon tea is a quintessentially British afternoon delicacy. Nowhere else would you find finger sandwiches filled with cucumber, the option of loose leaves, bagged or even bubbles. However, even here, afternoon tea has changed somewhat from tradition. Of course, you can still get hold of all the ingredients for a traditional afternoon soiree. Some places still serve it exactly as originally intended. Handpicked Hotels, for example, offer a traditional afternoon tea at the majority of their venues throughout the UK; they also do an afternoon tea for kids, too. If…

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A Central National Trust Road Trip – Part 1

National Trust

Following on from our successful Northern National Trust road trip at the end of June, we thought we’d continue our journey down the country. However, as the Central region is rather large, we’ve had to split this one into two posts.   The Old Manor Starting our tour in Derbyshire, we’re heading to The Old Manor in Ashbourne. The Old Manor is close to Sudbury Hall and Kedleston Hall and was once the seat of the Fitzherbert family. Formerly known as Norbury Manor, it’s a rare, stone-built medieval hall built…

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