There are those who think that afternoon tea is a civilised forum for polite discussion.
And then there are others who see it as the best time to exchange news about the latest misdeeds perpetrated by the black sheep wing of the family.
We like to mix our afternoon tea with a bit of both.
Get cosy with today’s Big Deal on a sparkling afternoon tea for two at the gorgeous Norton House Hotel & Spa.
The award-winning, four star hotel is just a twenty minute drive from Edinburgh city centre.
Set in 55 acres of its own grounds, it has a charming country house hotel feel and is a great destination for a day out – especially when afternoon tea is part of the fun.
Available from noon to 5pm, seven days a week, today’s Big Deal is for afternoon tea for two accompanied by a chilled glass of Prosecco.
A real treat, afternoon tea at Norton House Hotel features freshly prepared finger sandwiches; warm scones with preserves and clotted cream; a selection of pastries and specialist cakes.
Also look out for whisky-infused delicacies, including Dundee cake and cranachan meringue – a modern take on a traditional Scottish dessert.
The food is accompanied by your choice of fresh leaf tea: Assam, Earl Grey, peppermint, green, Darjeeling, decaffeinated and of course, a traditional English blend.
There is a £7 supplement per couple for Saturday and Sunday bookings.
Visitors to Norton House Hotel & Spa have not been slow to tell others of their experiences. These are excerpts from longer reviews:
‘The staff could not do enough for us. Every member of staff made us very welcome… The food is amazing… clean, beautiful grounds… We enjoyed afternoon tea, lots of gorgeous teas to choose from. You will go a long way to find hotel as excellent as this one.’
‘I returned to the Norton Spa yesterday as a birthday treat for my friend. Once again I wasn’t disappointed. Staff from arrival were fantastic. Rodney served our coffees and afternoon tea, great service… Once again everything was spot on… brilliant day.’
This guest enjoyed the parkland grounds:
‘The grounds are beautiful and we enjoyed strolling along the woodland walk.’
This offer is valid until the end of December 2018 which means that it could be used for a bit of chill-out time before the festive madness, or perhaps as a sweet gift for someone special in your life.
Scotland looks beautiful in the autumn and winter time, so it’s ideal for a wander around the grounds before tucking into a fine afternoon tea, especially one which also offers a glass of fizz.
Snap up this Big Deal with Norton House Hotel and prepare to divulge your finest gossip while nibbling on afternoon tea.