There’s a little slice of heaven on the Warwickshire West Midlands border that I have long overlooked. So, it was with the promise of a big slice of cake – or two! – that led me to rediscover the decadence that is Nailcote Hall Hotel, Golf & Country Club.
Hailed as one of Great Britain and Ireland’s most romantic hotels, Nailcote Hall is a treat in every sense. Local foodies gravitate towards The Oak Room restaurant which offers relaxed fine dining for every possible occasion. But why wait for an occasion when there’s a variety of Afternoon Tea options available every day, including 90 minutes of Bottomless Bubbles. Definitely one for the non-driver, but what I lacked in bubbles during my visit, I more than made up for in sweet treats. Now, this is how you should spend a Sunday afternoon!
After a friendly greeting in the hotel reception, we were seated in the bar area and presented with our welcome prosecco before ordering our teas and coffees. Then it was time to be seated in the Oak Room where my discipline in starving myself all day was about to be royally rewarded (I’d even watched with rumbling belly as the rest of the family tucked into their Sunday lunch so as to fully appreciate my tea later!)
The mouth watering three-tier display of sweet and savoury deliciousness included a selection of finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam and an array of scrumptious homemade cakes – including the most delicious melt-in-the-middle macaroons I’ve ever tasted. All the perfect accompaniment to the grand backdrop of this beautiful venue.
Whether it be for afternoon tea, Sunday lunch with the family or a romantic dinner for two, I can appreciate why Nailcote Hall is so popular with foodies of all tastes; I’m not going to wait so long again for an excuse to return, especially with Christmas around the corner.
Look out for their Festive Afternoon Tea available from November 26th. Find out more here: https://www.nailcotehall.co.uk/restaurant/afternoon-tea
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Contributing Writer - Amanda Chalmers