Just before Christmas I went along to Seckford Hall with my lovely friend Kayla for a treat of an afternoon tea.
If you haven’t been before, Seckford Hall is a hotel and spa, just outside of Woodbridge. The Tudor Hall is full of character and has a 2AA Rosette restaurant and swimming pool.
We sat in the 1530 Restaurant, which has a big fireplace, heavy wooden carved door and panelling. The hotel feels very luxurious and the service is fantastic.
The afternoon tea was presented on a traditional 3-tier stand and due to the time of year, the food had a festive twist. There were ham and mustard, salmon and crème fraiche, cheese and pickle as well as turkey and cranberry sandwiches.
The scones were delicious, perfectly fluffy inside, and served with cream and Tiptree jam.
On the top tier there were mini lemon macaroons, mince pies, chocolate slices, and possets. The lemon macaroons had so much flavour and simply melted in the mouth.
We chose to have peppermint tea that afternoon, but you could have coffee, prosecco or champagne. This was the perfect pre-Christmas treat and I would definitely go back for another special occasion in the future.