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Afternoon Tea At The Bromley Court Hotel

scrummy sandwiches with a variety of fillings

There’s nothing quite like an afternoon tea.

Especially when it’s a scrumptious treat from a very close friend to celebrate a birthday / upcoming arrival of a new baby.

Being 36 weeks pregnant, the preparation involved in anticipation of an afternoon tea basically meant for me a very small dinner the night before, followed by a miniscule breakfast of only a couple of mouthfuls of Rice Krispies! This ensured enough room at attempt at least every course washed down by obscene amounts of tea.

The Bromley Court Hotel, our host for the afternoon, was beautifully decorated with all things Christmassy.

Garlands. Bows. Twinkling lights. Christmas trees.

decorative Christmas garland

Our very own grotto!

Being on maternity leave certainly has its benefits! It was so quiet and calm with only a small selection of other guests in the beautifully lit conservatory.

My fabulous friend Louise had really gone the extra mile to make this a very special treat.

Balloons. Table glitter. Flowers and some wonderful gifts.

Afternoon Tea table all set up

I felt truly spoiled.

After lots of nattering, pots of tea were ordered and suddenly a feast appeared before our eyes!

Selection of colourful goodies

It was quite a sight to behold. Almost too good to eat!

We tasted everything – including asking for another cheeky round of our favourite sandwiches. Our server was only too happy to fetch us another plate.

A treat for the senses

scrummy sandwiches with a variety of fillings

To our absolute delight, the scones (a mix of fruit and plain, both as equally delicious) were still warm.


There was no quibble as to which went on first – the cream or the jam! We were too busy scoffing them!

A scrumptious afternoon tea treat

Not entirely sure how we managed to make our way to the very top tier. Stomachs starting to bulge, it was time to sample the delectable desserts.

An array of colours, shapes and textures teased us mercilessly.

delicious desserts

We jumped in, forks poised.

Somewhere between the trifle and the sponge, we were defeated, leaving only one pudding left.

One thing was certainly clear; there would be no need for dinner that evening. Or even breakfast the following morning!

A couple of poses by the Christmas tree to end our festive and scrumptious afternoon before rolling out into the late afternoon setting of the sun to rest and digest a most enjoyable occasion.

posing by the Christmas tree

A truly delicious and memorable experience.

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    December 2, 2017 at 11:02 am

    My favourite…I love afternoon tea Donna. Such a special event to treat yourself to once in a while! 🙂

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    Shailaja Vishwanath
    December 10, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Donna! I JUST had lunch and now I am hungry again. What delightful pictures. Sigh, high tea sounds wonderful.

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    December 10, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Oh my goodness at 36 weeks pregnant I would have eaten EVERYTHING lol! I am hungry now just looking at your wonderful pics

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    December 10, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Not sure if the deserts are on my holiday diet, but I think its worth the risk 😉

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    December 10, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Now I want sandwiches. And scones. I’ve stayed at the Bromley Court but never had afternoon tea there – this looks delish!

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    April Munday
    December 10, 2017 at 11:31 am

    What a fabulous looking afternoon. The scones even look delicious.

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    Carol Cassara
    December 10, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    Gorgeous and looks so yummy. A holiday treat, for certain! Tweeting.

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