One of my Christmas presents was a voucher to go to the High Tea in the Angel Hotel in Abergavenny. I’ve heard a lot about this place a lot from when I used to work near there and lots from other friends and bloggers who have been.
I was really looking forward to it and I can tell you it didn’t disappoint!
We were taken to a dining room where the china was so beautiful! It was all matching and perfectly placed, totally ideal for afternoon tea.
I wore my new black Ralph Lauren dress as its really smart but still chic – I love the leather edging to the V on the neck and the pockets, and it’s also got plenty of room for cake!
And considering this amazing stand of food wasn’t even all of the food included in the High Tea it was a good idea!
Just look at all of the beautiful pastries, delicate cakes and really cute sandwiches – I couldn’t stop staring at all of the food but also couldn’t wait to tuck in either.
Let’s start with the pastries – coronation chicken, prawns, salmon, beef and stilton as well as cheese scones and quiche. I was totally loving this part as savoury food is my fave.
This was all absolutely divine, I managed to restrain myself from shoving them in one after another but as our time slot was 3pm I was so hungry it was difficult! Some of these also came out warm, it would have been rude to eat them cold right?
Next up we went through the sandwiches – egg mayo, ham and mustard, salmon, and cheese and onion. They were all really nice and the crusts were removed meaning the fillings were right up to the edges, something I personally think is vital in a sandwich!
The last tier was the cakes themselves. For every other level on the stand we had one of each of the pastries or sandwiches, for the middle level of cakes they were all to share or split between us which was fun!
There was tiramasu cake, custard slice, raspberry ripple sponge, lemon roulade, chocolate brownie, profiterole and biscuits. I can’t begin to tell you how gorgeous these were, and although they were sweet they weren’t overpowering and the lemon and raspberry were so real tasting.
We didn’t manage to finish these because there were so many to eat but they do allow you to take home a box of everything that you can’t manage!
Apart from the stand there was also a mini trifle each (I can’t cope with jelly so I just ate the cream off the top..!) shown below:
There was also a warm scone with jam and cream brought out to you when you were ready for them. I am slightly ashamed to admit that I didn’t manage to eat these at the hotel so we brought both of these back home with us and ate them later on. For the record, they may be the best scones I’ve ever eaten (not including my mums – eating them straight out of the oven is different!) but they really were GOOD.
Aside from the food there was also the tea menu, it’s fabulous and super extensive. It is also seemingly unlimited for the duration of the 2 hour slot and I started with a lovely black tea (needed the caffeine for my 3pm slump) and then followed it with a Moroccan mint tea.
They were also really good and I would love to go back and find some more, if I wasn’t so thirsty I would have been more adventurous with my tea choices.
I would 100% recommend the High Tea at the Angel Hotel in Abergavenny, it has a wonderful selection of cakes and pastries for everyone and the tea range is outstanding.
The menu for the Angel Hotel can be found here, and the prices for the Afternoon Tea is £21.80 and the High Tea is £26.80. It would be a great mother/daughter day, catch up with friends and family, and I did also see a sophisticated hen party there too!
It gets a full recommendation from me, have you been to afternoon tea at the Angel Hotel? Have you been to any others in South Wales that you would recommend?