Urban grit and buzz are all very well, but occasionally we all need a touch of elegance and tranquillity in a refined setting.
They don’t come much more elegant and refined than the Mar Hall Golf and Spa Resort in rural Renfrewshire, destination for today’s Big Deal, offering a genteel afternoon tea for two.
Five star hotel
A world class hotel which has attracted more than its fair share of celebrities, Mar Hall is within twenty minutes of Glasgow yet offers a true taste of escapism.
The Edwardian mansion is tucked away in its own 240 acre woodland estate, overlooking the River Clyde, with views towards the Kilpatrick Hills.
Mar Hall is a country house hotel that also functions as a distinctive five star golf and spa resort. As well as a championship golf course, Decléor Spa and swimming pool, Mar Hall offers excellent fine dining and casual eating options.
Available seven days from noon to 4pm, the Big Deal offers traditional afternoon tea for two people.
Afternoon tea is served in the 118 feet long Grand Hall, the heart of Mar Hall. Furnished with French style Louis XIV chairs and low coffee tables, it is hung with fine paintings and splendid tapestries.
The twenty feet high windows allow ample natural light as well as views of the formal gardens. The setting offers a glimpse of early 19th-century fine living.
During busy periods, the afternoon tea may be served in another dining area within the hotel.
The afternoon tea lives up to the surroundings, comprising a mouth-watering array of delicious sandwiches, delicate pastries, cakes and scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve.
Guests can choose from a wide range of distinct blends of tea, imported by specialist tea suppliers from around the world.
There is a £10 per person supplement for Saturday and Sunday bookings.
The Mar Hall Resort has attracted plenty of enthusiastic feedback on TripAdvisor. These are recent reviews from guests:
‘Fabulous location. Stunning grounds and surroundings and inside is totally beautiful. Having stayed here on a few occasions I have always enjoyed. Returned recently for afternoon tea and again wasn’t disappointed lovely service and staff.’
‘What a wonderful experience to have afternoon tea in such beautiful surroundings. The staff were courteous and very professional and we enjoyed hearing about the history of the building. The afternoon tea was delicious and plentiful. We were offered a selection of teas and coffee. We had a varied selection of sandwiches, delicious scones with cream and jam an exquisite selection of cakes… We had a wonderful afternoon and can’t wait to visit again.’
Autumn or winter treat
Today’s Big Deal of an afternoon tea at the Mar Hall Resort whisks you and a companion off to an Edwardian wonderland of elegance.
With a generous spread awaiting you, this deal would make an ideal way to mark a birthday or anniversary, or enjoy a bit of chill time before the Christmas rush.