If endless rounds of Christmas shopping have left you grumpier than Scrooge, rediscover your season of goodwill at Newcastle's Jesmond Dene House.
Feel that festive cheer once again as you admire the stunning decorations while you sit beside the crackling fire in the hotel's Billiards Room.
Renowned for it's fine dining and beautiful location, the award-winning hotel has upgraded it's usual afternoon tea offerings to make it a seasonal treat not to be missed.
Freshly baked finger sandwiches including smoked salmon, turkey and stuffing and stilton and chutney.
Then indulge in plain, cheese and cranberry scones and a selection of macaroons, slices of fruit cake and seasonal tarts.
Supplement your tea or coffee with a glass of festive fizz if you choose to partake in the champagne afternoon tea.
For an extra Christmas edge, on Sundays in December you can nibble and natter whilst a pianist and saxophonist play Christmas tunes. Delightful.
Christmas afternoon tea will be served throughout December, priced from £18.50 per person.
On Sunday 2, 9, 16 and Monday 24 December, champagne teas with music accompaniment will be served in the hotel's Great Hall, priced at £29.50 per person.
Jesmond Dene House Hotel, Jesmond Dene Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE2 2EY. 0191 212 3000
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