Slayley Hall is a luxury hotel in Hexham and of course, it offers Afternoon Tea in all it’s glory. We went along to sample what they had to offer.
In the heart of Northumberland Slayley Hall is a 4 star retreat that has something to offer everyone. I’ve been several times for so many reasons, the first time an epic Christmas party and work stay, then a spa visit and lunch and thirdly for a brilliant summer soiree event that was just Stunning!
Eating and Drinking
Slayley Hall has plenty of places to eat and drink. The minute you drive up the driveway you can relax and switch off so why not feel the same inside the hotel. There are ample places to sit and relax and the same with enjoying a drink or some food.
They have 3 main areas you can formally dine. Hadrians Brasserie is a lovely restaurant largest in size and allows you to sit and watch the golfers on the course while enjoying your food. I’ve had breakfast here and was mage impressed, it’s great for a catch up the morning after!
The Claret Jug is the bar area of the hotel and the more informal area. It is equally as relaxing but more of a busy area depending what time you go. It was buzzing with families reuniting for events when we were there and it was so lovely to see. They offer lovely deserts here as well as the main bar area that everyone loves!
Of Course, they would have their own Afternoon Tea room. And it is gorgeous. The tea room is a traditional room displayed in a chrome birdcage. The theme follows through to the Afternoon Tea served in a birdcage. That is the traditional afternoon tea.
They do however offer an alternative option if you feel like you want more of a savoury afternoon tea you can opt for the Bookcase.
We sampled one of each and OMG we were sooooo full! On both, you get the elements of afternoon tea but with more traditional savoury on the Bookcase such as meat pie and ham hock. I was so impressed with the taste of the homecooked food! each and every piece of food was delicious. I couldn’t say which one was better than the other it all depends on your taste buds.
NEWS ALERT!!!! Ok so PSA, I don’t drink tea or coffee. BUT for the first time EVER I tried a flavoured tea and I really liked it. I tried the pomegranate tea and I let it cool down (tip from the lovely waiter) so I drank it nearly cold and could taste all the flavour and I loved it!
Both teas are £19.50 and you get so much it really is worth it. We spent 2 hours there and felt like royalty with our private waiter. For me, it was the best place for afternoon tea and having its own private room makes all the difference.