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REVIEW: Dog Friendly Afternoon Tea at Chiseldon House Hotel
"Afternoon tea isn't just for grown-ups"
Chiseldon House Hotel is proving that afternoon tea isn't just for grown-ups and has opened its doors to all family members in offering their dog friendly afternoon tea.
Built around 1821, Chiseldon House is a beautiful grade II listed country house hotel set in the stunning Marlborough Downs in the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. It's situated just minutes from Swindon and the M4.
We visited for afternoon tea as a family of 3 (2 adults & 1 child) and our 7-month-old puppy Teddy and were warmly greeted and offered a choice of suitable seating options by the staff.
As we were visiting with an excitable puppy and the sun was shining, we sat on an outside table under a shaded parasol overlooking the beautiful gardens blooming with colourful flowers.
The staff were friendly and attentive throughout and after assessing our dietary needs immediately brought out a welcome bowl of cool water for Teddy to sip on as he made himself comfortable under the table.
We were offered a selection of bottomless teas and coffee to sip on which were served in traditional crockery and looked elegant and tasteful against the surroundings. The afternoon teas were served exquisitely on three tier stands and have been specially designed.
The children's afternoon tea selection priced at £12.50 is a wonderful surprise treat for your little ones, offering a unique fun twist on the traditional afternoon tea. Serving scrumptious finger sandwiches of jam, cheese and chocolate spread. Alongside the sandwiches was a strawberry cheesecake, gooey chocolate cake, and a classic sweet scone and a carton of drink. Our nine-year-old was delighted!
The adults afternoon tea priced at £25pp (you can also consider upgrading to the Champagne afternoon tea for £35pp) is beautifully presented and is not only a visual delight but offers a superb selection of tasty finger sandwiches, a selection of delicious cakes, fresh warm scones served with lashings of clotted cream and jam accompanied by unlimited tea and coffee. A quintessentially British feast.
Teddy was equally delighted with any titbits that had happened to fall under the table so enjoyed his little treat too.
We were not given time constraints and were allowed time to chat and savour at our leisure, so we could enjoy lovely family time playing in the gardens after with the dog.
What an indulgent and incredibly enjoyable experience we will be returning.
To find out more to book a table please click HERE!
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