Four Reasons Why Festive Afternoon Tea in the Cotswolds Is A Must This Christmas

While we cannot guarantee a white Christmas in the Cotswolds this year, we can promise that Christmas cheer will surround you in abundance. From the moment you arrive at our butterscotch hued country manor, you’ll encounter the spirit of the season everywhere you turn.

Gather your loved ones from near and far for an exquisite Cotswold’s Afternoon Tea like no other – it is Christmas after all!

Reason One: Celebrating Christmas in the Cotswold’s

Where better to instil that festive feeling than the Cotswold’s at Christmas? Escape the city to our luxury hotel in the Cotswold’s, through the picturesque villages, passing charming cottages and rolling countryside fields, you will enter a bygone world that will surely evoke the nostalgic feeling from Christmas past. At Lords of the Manor, we are exceptionally fortunate to experience the Cotswold’s throughout every season, yet the effect of Christmas time on the landscape is truly unbeatable.

Reason Two: A Special Time Of Year

There’s no better time of the year than Christmas – or so we have been told! A time for gifts, reflection and the ultimate season of goodwill, a wonderful time of year such as this deserves some extra special celebration. A Festive Cotswold’s Afternoon Tea makes the perfect treat for a loved one, a long missed friend or a thoughtful gift for a couple who needs some extra time together. Together you can sample a selection of savoury finger sandwiches – which can be altered depending on your meat or vegetarian preferences – as you catch up on gossip sipping Prosecco or warming mulled wine.

Reason Three: The Perfect Reason To Indulge

No festive Cotswold’s Afternoon Tea would be complete without the classic Praline Yule Log for that chocolate sugar kick. After all, Christmas is a time of year where you can indulge and feast with no guilt – so why not make it even more luxurious with a touch of extra fancy French elegance? An orange and chocolate mousse, accompanied with a cherry griottine and orange financier, will add some seasonal yet zesty flair. In keeping with the classical French patisserie-style, we will also be offering a selection of festive coloured macaroons – chewy to the bite yet with a smooth centre. For those with an even sweeter tooth, welcome the season in style with our vanilla tatin with speculoos or opt for our spiced orange and dried cranberry scones with clotted cream and mulled plum jam. Delicious.

Reason Four: Dine In An Award-Winning Restaurant

Give yourself the gift of a fine dining experience in an award-winning restaurant in the Cotswold’s. If all the reasons above were not enough to tempt you, why not spoil someone you know who is forever in the kitchen? They can enjoy a day of decadent High Tea and chit-chat the time away in sumptuous surroundings without having to do a thing. Our Festive Afternoon Tea is a charming option to sample exquisitely crafted fare and to appease those mid-afternoon sugar cravings!

Whether you join us for a day, a weekend or even longer, take full advantage of our fabulous festive menus created by our kitchen team including our Head Chef, Charles Smith. Charles’ impressive culinary background includes Petrus by Marcus Wareing, Per Se (at the time rated the best restaurant in New York, rated 10th in the world), Kitchen Table, Fera at Claridge’s, and most recently the Michelin-Starred Alyn Williams at The Westbury.

 Why don’t you add some sparkle to your visit? If you book a Festive Afternoon Tea and decide to upgrade to a Champagne Tea you will receive 20% off!

Book your festive Afternoon Tea with us to find out! Call us or email to reserve your table and to celebrate your Christmas in the Cotswolds.