Afternoon Tea Nottingham


Afternoon tea is a great British tradition but, although we have been enjoying a cup of tea in England since the 1660s, the much-loved addition of sandwiches and cake was first introduced in 1840 by Anna the Seventh Duchess of Bedford who got rather peckish each day around 4 o’clock in the afternoon. These days, elaborate afternoon tea has been replaced by a quick tea-bag cuppa and a dry biscuit. However, if you want to partake in proper afternoon tea, Nottingham boasts the stunning Byron’s Brasserie at the Colwick Hall Hotel.


At the Colwick Hall Hotel in Nottingham, afternoon tea is something of an event. Our traditional afternoon tea consists of a selection of mouthwatering finger sandwiches, unique chef’s savouries and a selection of cakes and desserts, including of course the hallowed scone with jam and clotted Cornish cream. Guests can relax and enjoy their afternoon in the stately surroundings of Byron’s Brasserie and enjoy the atmosphere of the stately Colwick Hall Hotel, once home to Lord Byron the great poet himself.

Themed Afternoon Tea


If fabulous food and great surroundings aren’t enough for you then the Colwick Hall Hotel also offers a variety of themed afternoon teas in Nottingham. During Wimbledon fortnight, the atmosphere of the All England Club is brought right into the brasserie via a proliferation of strawberries and cream and treats such as ‘Federer’s Finger Sandwiches’.



Our themed Afternoon Tea’s have become a real indulgence with the news spreading far and wide. Byron’s Brasserie offered an At the Movies afternoon tea which, as might be expected, included milkshakes, doughnuts and popcorn. To follow that, the Colwick Hall team certainly met the mark of creative afternoon tea events with its popular Beauty and the Beast afternoon tea during which guests were treated to ‘Mrs Potts’ Sweet Brioche Baguettes’ and ‘Belle’s Sparkling Rose Jelly’, amongst other themed delights.

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Wizarding Afternoon Tea


Halloween Afternoon Tea Nottingham


Due to popular demand this has now been extended till the end of January. Full payment is required at the time of your booking for a confirmed reservation.

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Wizarding Afternoon Tea


Grand Afternoon Tea


Traditional Afternoon Tea

Why not add to the experience?


After this ultimate Nottingham afternoon tea experience, you could turn your visit into a treasured memory by staying in one of the Colwick Hall Hotel’s unique bedrooms. Colwick Hall is brimming with history, it is a superb Palladian-style Georgian country mansion that sits comfortably in sixty acres of well-tended parkland. The building’s original history dates back to Saxon times but its most famous resident was Lord Byron who was one of England’s most revered poets.


Byron once said, ‘Life’s enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.’ Which cup could be more enchanted than that serving the most delectable and traditional of meals, afternoon tea?

To learn more about each of our uniquely afternoon teas, you can call us on 0115 9500 566 or please email to reserve direct.


To share afternoon tea with family or friends (or your special treat), then why not opt for a gift voucher with a personalised message – CLICK HERE FOR YOUR GIFT VOUCHERS

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