Ceredigion’s Nanteos Mansion is launching an exciting new afternoon tea menu in time to celebrate National Afternoon Tea Week from 12th – 18th August. Featuring a mouth-watering range of traditional and alternative afternoon teas, created by Head Chef, Gerwyn Jones, the sumptuous selection includes Welsh, Estate, Cardigan Bay Seafood, Bubbles, Heading West, Gentleman’s and Sunday Lunch variations.
To celebrate the launch, Nanteos Mansion is hosting Aberystwyth’s largest Afternoon Tea party from 12-4pm on Sunday 18th August. Guests are invited to bring their teddies to make it a true teddy bears picnic and tuck into a delicious selection of the new afternoon teas. Tickets can be bought direct from the hotel for £15 per adult or via Eventbrite.co.uk.
Children up to 12 years go free. There will be face painters and entertainment throughout the afternoon and guests are invited to explore the hotel’s labyrinth, grounds and extensive walks on the 30-acre estate.
On the new menu is the Estate Afternoon Tea which centres on ingredients drawn from artisan suppliers on the Powell Estate. As well as a selection of seasonal sandwiches using local produce, the Estate offers freshly baked fruit and plain scones with clotted cream, homemade butter and seasonal Nanteos homemade jam, a gin and lemon meringue and a honey posset made with produce from the Estate’s own beehives.
Perfect for those looking for something a little different, the Cardigan Bay Seafood Afternoon Tea features a platter of local delicacies, freshly caught in the local bay. A seafood lover’s heaven, this summery treat includes locally caught crab, laver bread, fresh cockles, Keta ‘caviar’, smoked salmon and prawn cocktail. The Seafood Afternoon Tea is delicious served with an ice-cold glass of Sauvignon Blanc or a chilled lager.
Enjoy a delicious Northern American smorgasbord
For afternoon tea with a twist there is Heading West. An homage to members of the Nanteos Powell family who emigrated to Canada, this unique and delicious Northern American smorgasbord includes Welsh lamb sliders, Colonel Powell’s fried chicken, seared rump steak strips, Nanteos frickles and a coleslaw side of Nanteos poutine. As if this wasn’t enough, there is also homemade cheesecake and blueberry and maple syrup pancakes. It is perfect served with a pot of G&T or a quart of Goose ‘Sessions’ IPA.
A more traditional offering, Nanteos’ Welsh Tea features sweet treats such as Bara Brith and Welsh cakes, alongside a selection of classically-filled finger sandwiches such as cucumber, smoked salmon and Welsh Cheddar. The Welsh Tea is served with fruit and plain scones, fresh from the bakery, clotted cream butter and a selection of Nanteos’ homemade preserves.
All afternoon teas are served on vintage bone china and come with a choice of loose leaf breakfast tea or freshly ground coffee. Guests can choose to sit in either the hotel garden, yr Eos restaurant or the recently refurbished Billiard Room, which has a fresh new look and features an exhibition of paintings by Welsh artist Emyr Williams.
Built in 1738, Nanteos is a beautiful 22 bedroom Georgian house located in the Welsh market town of Aberystwyth. Nestled in 40 acres of magnificent woodland and private parkland, set against the backdrop of the rugged Cambrian mountains, the hotel boasts glorious views of the lake and the surrounding Welsh countryside and is the perfect setting for an indulgent afternoon tea.
To sample Nanteos’ new menu and take advantage of National Afternoon Tea Week, which starts on 12 August, contact the hotel on 01970 600522 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, visit the website at www.nanteos.com