Fancy getting a little more out of your afternoon tea session? Add a little fun and fizz with a few cocktails – the perfect festive affair!
Afternoon tea is the perfect indulgence if you’re looking to escape the Christmas shopping chaos for an hour or two. So why not add a bit extra with a celebratory cocktail? It is the festive season, after all!
Here’s our list of 6 places across Staffordshire and Shropshire offering the best cocktail afternoon tea.
1. Moddershall Oaks
The setting for afternoon tea at Moddershall Oaks overlooks the lake and woodland and is a perfect escape for an hour or two. Afternoon tea is available between 3-4.30pm and it costs around £22.95 per person or £29.85 if you upgrade to champagne. A cocktail menu is also on offer serving up a Rhubarb Sour or a Soprano containing coffee liqueur.
2. Weston Hall
With three options available for afternoon tea, including traditional, gents and guilt-free, Weston Hall is sure to provide something for everyone. Afternoon tea is served Monday to Friday 2.3o-5pm and on Saturday from 12.30-5pm with advanced booking necessary. Prices start from £19.95 with upgrades to include Taittinger Champagne available. The food is served up in the Cellar Bar, which also boasts an extensive cocktail menu with favourites such as a Long Island Iced Tea and a Cosmopolitan on offer.
3. Netherstowe House
With its English country house feel Lichfield’s Netherstowe House provides a relaxed atmosphere for its afternoon tea. You can try a traditional afternoon tea, gluten-free and an English Country Garden afternoon tea, all served up on silverware and vintage china. With a broad selection of teas and a menu of cocktails to try on top, such as the English Garden Mojito and a Cherry Bakewell, it’s a treat you won’t forget in a hurry. Afternoon teas start from £19.95 per person.
4. The Three Horseshoes Country Inn and Spa
The Three Horseshoes Country Inn and Spa provides afternoon tea from Wednesday to Saturday.
Everything is made on site and washed down with a selection of teas and a glass of fizz or a gin. It costs from £19.99 per person.
5. The Red Lion, Bradley
Nestled in the middle of Bradley, near Stafford, The Red Lion serves up afternoon tea from Tuesday to Saturday. Priced at £14.95 per person, it includes a selection of finger sandwiches, scones and cakes and choice of teas. With a well-stocked bar to add into the mix, a cocktail or two could finish off your meal nicely.
6. Haughton Hall and Hotel and Leisure Club, Shifnal, Shropshire
Served daily from 1-4.30pm, afternoon tea at Haughton Hall and Hotel promises pampering and relaxation. The deluxe version also includes chocolate fondue with marshmallows to dip! A Pimms cocktail and Kir Royale are also on the cocktail menu if you want to indulge. Afternoon tea packages cost from around £16.95 per person.