One of my favourite British traditions is Afternoon Tea. I just love the little bite-sized sandwiches, treats and, of course, copious amounts of tea. There’s something classic but cosy about it, which I absolutely adore.
When The Jetty at The Brighton Harbour Hotel invited some fellow Brighton ladies and myself along to try their Afternoon Tea, I jumped at the chance. We were greeted by the lovely Charlotte, who is the BHH’s sales manager. After telling us a little bit about The Harbour Hotel – or shall I say hotels as they’ve got branches in Bristol, Chichester, Guildford and, coming brand new in October 2017, Southampton – she took us on a tour.
The Jetty is the hotel’s restaurant and bar, with a lovely light window front overlooking the sea. It also has an open kitchen, which I thought was a pretty cool touch.
Next up we were shown the spa facilities and let me tell you – I didn’t expect to discover a hidden gem like that! The area, hidden below sea level, is like a maze of treatment rooms, swimming pools, jacuzzis and steam rooms.
^ Did someone say ‘private grotto’? How nice would this be as a little staycation or birthday treat?
We were also shown some of the rooms on the second and third floor. Look at the size of those beds!
All rooms come in different colour schemes but the blue one was my favourite. I wouldn’t mind sitting in that window bay with a book and a cuppa!
And then it was time for the main event: Afternoon Tea!
On the 22nd July, The Brighton Harbour Hotel is hosting a family-friendly afternoon tea, where all little ones get the chance to meet their superheroes and princesses including Spiderman, Batman, Elsa and Belle! It comes at £25 per adult including a glass of champagne and £10 per child including unlimited tea, cakes and scones.
The Afternoon Tea was incredible. Savoury treats included chive cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches; egg, cress and mayo sandwiches; smoked chicken and mango wrap and cheese scones with optional bacon jam. For sweet treats we had scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam (obviously!), raspberry eclairs; chocolate cake and, my favourite, almond, frangipane and raspberry cake.
Whether you’re looking for a weekend away, a spa day or somewhere to take your loved ones for Afternoon Tea, The Brighton Harbour Hotel and its Afternoon Tea is definitely worth having a look at.
’til next time x
Disclaimer: The Afternoon Tea was provided for us free of charge, however all love for private grottos and almond, frangipane & raspberry cake are my own.