Recently we were invited to experience Afternoon Tea At Hanbury Manor…here is how we got on.
A Jacobean style country house within 200 acres of Herfordshire countryside, Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club is a wonderful 5 star country house resort within easy reach of Stansted, Heathrow, Luton and Gatwick airports, London and Cambridge. Perfect for a taste of rural life while maintaining the luxurious standards you would expect from such a well-respected international hotel chain.
Afternoon Tea At Hanbury Manor
If I won the lottery I would eat out every day. Sharing food and drink, putting the worlds to rights, trying something new, people watching and best of all, not having to do the washing up.
Until then I will make the most of the days and nights out I get in-between my stints of Nigella-esq domesticity at home.
My Mother-in-law is one of my very favorite people to spend time with, she is at least 50% of the reason I married my husband (I may be joking about that last bit, but she is a wonderful lady), and I always look for any excuse to spoil her.
We loved our Afternoon Tea At Hanbury Manor, Marriott Hotel & Country Club from the moment we arrived. The grounds are stunning, it oozes the finesse that so many resorts try to achieve but so few manage to execute, Hanbury has effortless style down to a fine art. The house, built-in 1890 by designers Ernest Geroge and Harold Peto, was in the Hanbury family until the early 1920′s when it became home to Henery King and his family who added the first golf course to the land. Passing through a few more owners it was finally acquired by developers and the luxury resort known today was built.
Afternoon Tea at Hanbury Manor, served in The Oak Hall priced at £25pp, will keep me coming back again and again. Unique in its use of flavored breads to compliment the fillings, and brimming with sweet delights, this is a british institution at its finest. Afternoon tea is one of my favourite pastimes, and this was up there with the best I’ve ever had.
Our cups were of course bone china, its tradition all the way here, and filled with hand selected teas chosen from an impressive menu. Flavoured teas and infusions are a love of mine, so I was highly impressed with the knowledge of our server, Chris Holdys, regarding tea selections and their range on offer. If you are lucky enough to meet Chris when visiting Hanbury Manor then do take time to talk to him about tea and his traveling plans, such a delightfully wise and interesting young man. He made our visit all the more special.
Alongside their culinary delights Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club has a prestigious 18-hole Championship Hanbury Course designed by Jack Nicklaus II, spa and leisure facilities and 5 star accommodation. I cannot wait to try out the Spa, if it half as good as the food I’ll be in for a treat.
disclaimer – we were provided Afternoon Tea At Hanbury Manor free of charge but all views are my own