Treat yourself to a Festive Afternoon Tea at the Culloden

Festive Afternoon Tea at the Culloden

Afternoon Tea has seen a huge revival with many venues offering this special treat to help us all celebrate key events in our lives, such as birthdays, anniversaries and of course Christmas!

  The beautiful Culloden Estate and Spa invited us along last week to try out a special sneak preview of their new Christmas Afternoon Tea ahead of it launching today (30 Nov).

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a bit of magic and sparkle, and arriving at the Culloden with twinkling trees outside it certainly starts feeling festive. Inside there are trees and Xmas decor everywhere and you immediately feel ready for the festivities.

  Festive Afternoon Tea is currently served in the drawing room, so there’s that feeling of a throwback Christmas in a grand old mansion where there would be chestnuts roasting on an open fire and yuletide carols being sung by a choir.

We arrived at our table in front of the Christmas Tree with a note welcoming our party to enjoy afternoon tea. Little touches like that help to make you feel special.

And so begins the festivities as the most delicious Culloden secret recipe mulled wine arrives. I’d buy a bottle of it if they sold it!

Then it was tea’s tasting time next as we were presented with a large selection of Thomson Family tea’s to smell and choose our favourites from to accompany our finger sandwiches, scones, mince pies and a selection of homemade pastries.

Everything has a festive twist with little penguins on mince pies, turkey in the sandwiches, plum panacotta with a touch of popping candy and snowflakes.

We both agreed that our Xmas afternoon tea was probably the best we’d experienced. And that was enhanced by the festive feel in the hotel and the drawing room. The only thing we would’ve added to complete the mood was a lit fire and the subtle sound of Christmas classics playing gently in the background.

If you are looking for a special Christmas treat, then Festive Afternoon Tea at the Culloden is a great place to add to your list of things to do in December. Go on, treat yourself, have a break from shopping and spend some time in a luxurious drawing room eating, drinking and feeling merry.

Festive Afternoon Tea is £30pp
Festive Afternoon Tea with Mulled Wine is £34pp
Festive Afternoon Tea with Shortcross Gin is £35pp
Festive Afternoon Tea with a glass of Champagne is £40pp

Festive Afternoon Tea is available daily from 2pm – 5pm. To book call 028 9042 1066 or for more information go to

Festive Afternoon Tea is available in all hotels – all prices and upgrades are slightly different.


Post Author: Belfast Times

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