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An Afternoon Fit for Royalty

Posted on: 2023-05-05 10:30:53News
Coronation Afternoon Tea

The notion of afternoon tea is first attributed to Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford. With supper served fashionably late in stately homes across the country, the idea of staving off hunger between meals soon caught on. It didn't take long for the practice to reach the royal households, with Queen Elizabeth continuing the tradition and often opting for scones with jam and clotted cream (with the jam on first, of course).

For a treat fit for Royalty, Hastings Hotels invites you to a glorious Afternoon Tea experience, exclusively designed to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III. Mark this momentous occasion with a regal afternoon tea experience, consisting of decadent cakes, dainty sandwiches, and freshly baked scones worthy of the royal occasion.

Coronation Afternoon Tea at Ballygally Castle

Where better to celebrate the Coronation than in an actual Castle? Ballygally Castle has perfected the art of Afternoon Tea leaving no craving spared. Sit by a roaring fire, appreciate the panoramic views, and catch up with friends as you enjoy this sumptuous treat. The menu has been created based on The King’s favourite drinks, desserts & foods, featuring Coronation Chicken sandwiches, warm homemade scones, and not forgetting an array of pastries, including a whiskey cheesecake, boozy fruitcake, and lemon meringue. 

£35per person, available Saturday 6th - Monday 8th May from 1pm - 4.30pm - To book please click here 


The Culloden Estate & Spa - It may have been built for a bishop, but is most definitely fit for a King!

Enchant your senses with an experience that's steeped in splendor - the talented culinary team at the Culloden Estate & Spa has carefully created layer after layer of indulgence for their Coronation Afternoon Tea, with tiers of sweet and savory culinary treasures, complete with an elegant regal touch. The spectacular menu includes King's Spinach & Goats’ Cheese Quiche, Farmview Farm Buttermilk Fruit & Plain Scones accompanied with Erin Grove Preserves & Clotted Cream, Crown Banoffee Tartlet, Battenberg, and more. For an extra taste of royalty, sample one of the 'Kings Cocktails' created in honour of His Majesty.

£45 per person, served Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th May from 1pm -3pm - To book please click here