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On the 29th January 2016 Hand Picked Hotels sold The Priest House Hotel in Derbyshire. For more information please call The Priest House on 01332 810649 or email enquires@thepriesthouse.co.uk
Traditional afternoon tea

Traditional afternoon tea

There is no better place to enjoy this beloved tradition than in the Tudor Bar and Lounge or Great Hall of our historic country house.

The Knightley family were residents of Fawsley Hall, Northamptonshire, for more than 500 years, and they were marvellous entertainers. It was often said that Louisa Knightley would love to take tea in the bay window of the Tudor Great Hall, overlooking the pasture and the Church of St Mary, and now you can relive history. Our Head Pastry Chef, Raechel Harris, crafts some of the most beautiful cakes that we have even seen and tasted. After working for various 4 and 5 Star establishments, Raechel has worked at Fawsley Hall for seven years and has deservedly built a great reputation for afternoon tea. 

You can enjoy Fawsley's delicious afternoon tea in the magnificent surroundings of the Tudor Great Hall (subject to availability), the beautiful Tudor Bar and Lounge, or, if fine weather, in our stunning courtyard. Afternoon tea is served until 5.30pm and at weekends, afternoon tea will be served in the Salvin Suite.

PRICE: from £23.50

Afternoon Tea: Available: from 1.30pm - 5.30pm

Served: in the Salvin Suite

Raechel Harris
Raechel Harris

Head Pastry Chef

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Sample Menu

  • Cedar afternoon tea £19.50

    Your choice of coffee or tea served with home baked scones, clotted cream, preserve and a selection of fresh finger sandwiches

    Knightley afternoon tea £23.50

    Your choice of coffee or tea served with a home baked scones, clotted cream, preserve, a selection of fresh finger sandwiches and homemade fancies 

    Champagne Knightley afternoon tea £32.50

    Your choice of coffee or tea served with home baked scones, clotted cream, preserve, a selection of fresh finger sandwiches and homemade fancies and a glass of Champagne

    Savoury Afternoon Tea £23.50

    Sundried tomato & feta scone, chicken liver parfait with quince jelly, pastrami bagel with mustard mayonnaise & dill pickles, smoked salmon on rye with capers, bacon & cornmeal muffin

    Young guests’ afternoon tea    £8.95

    Glass of soft drink, finger sandwiches, mini scone, preserve, clotted cream, gingerbread man, mini cup cake, chocolate profiterole

  • Served 30th June - 10th July

    £26 per person

    • A selection of finger sandwiches
      • Cucumber & chive
      • Clay baked chicken and tarragon mayonnaise
      • Vintage cheddar with apricot & ginger chutney
      • Prawn cocktail tartlette with lime & chilli
    • Pistachio and chocolate court cake
    • Passionfruit & lime curd domes
    • Pimms jelly
    • Strawberries & cream shortcake
    • Freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream

All ingredients may not be listed for menu items. If more information about allergens is required, please ask a member of the team

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