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6 fabulous Mothers’ Day afternoon teas

Whether, you're treating your Mum to the loveliest afternoon tea in the shire or just fancy giving yourself the gift of Prosecco and all the cakes, here's our pick of the best.


Fawsley Hall

This Mothers’ Day, Fawsley Hall  have teamed up with top level Northants distillery, Warner’s, to bring you your gin-soaked afternoon tea of dreams. You’ll be greeted with a G&T in the Tudor Great Hall, which will then be followed by a two course afternoon tea in the hotel’s Victorian Salvin Suite. We are slightly salivating over the rhubarb and custard tart, a well-deserved treat after a hard session in the spa, don’t you agree?

Rushton Hall

Champagne afternoon tea will be held in the Orangery on Mothers’ Day at Rushton Hall with its stunning floor to ceiling windows. There’s a harpist to add that extra special bit of ambience to this gorgeous experience. No under 18s allowed, so keep this one just for the grown-ups. Err, that’s us, right?

Delapre Abbey

Delapre Abbey

Kids are welcome for a traditional but quirky afternoon tea at Delapre Abbey, which is taken in the smartly restored Billiard Room overlooking the south lawn, with views across the parkland beyond. A lovely way to celebrate with kids and grandkids after exploring the grand neo-classical mansion and and letting off steam in the extensive grounds.

Magazine Heaven

tea lab at Magazine Heaven

What Mum wouldn’t delight in the twin joys of magazines and afternoon tea? It goes without saying really. Magazine Heaven at Rushden Lakes will have a special Mothers’ Day afternoon tea with live jazz in their upstairs cafe. They serve delightful blends from Northants’ very own Tea Lab here and when you’ve had your fill of tea and cakes you can always indulge in a magazine trolly dash. Now if we could  just find some quiet time to sit and read them all.

Lamport Hall

Lamport Hall

Home to the Museum of Rural Life and with glorious gardens abundant with spring flowers, Lamport is a hidden gem and a fantastic family day out. Their Mothers’ Day Afternoon Tea will take place in the Victorian dining room and menu is extensive, with a special veggie menu available too.

Rockingham Castle

Rockingham Castle aerial view

Rockingham has stood for 900 years and has been owned by the Watson family for 450 of those. There must be so many fascinating stories to hear about the history of this remarkable landmark. Find out all the secrets of the castle in a special guided tour of the house, following a sumptuous afternoon tea in Walker’s House, which was completed in 1655 during the family’s renovation of the castle in the wake of the Civil War. That’s pretty old but, rest assured, the scones are considerably more fresh.


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