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Afternoon Tea at Hanbury Manor

Cambridge Road, Ware, SG12 0SD +44 1920481056

(((() Afternoon Tea
Average
Main course: £30
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Sunday - Thursday: 08:00 - 20:00
Friday & Saturday: 08:00 - 23:00

Wonderful service, food and location. A 1st class afternoon tea in splendid surroundings with stunning views.

Gary Parker 27 April 2017
from Harlow

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Within the elegant Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel, exquisite afternoon teas take place in four individual charming rooms - the Zodiac, Cocktail Bar, Oak Hall and Library in a classical country estate surrounding.

The Oak Hall & Cocktail Bar menu perfectly complements its timeless British regal setting. The classic Hanbury Manor afternoon tea is a speciality, offering finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones and a selection of delicate French pastries. An extensive selection of teas are a perfect accompaniment, as is a glass of the finest champagne.

The previous office of the convent school Headmistress, the roaring open log fire and wood panelled walls in Oak Hall at Hanbury Manor create an atmosphere of refinement. A comprehensive drinks menu is also available at Oak Hall & Cocktail Bar, perfect for a pre-dinner cocktail or post-dinner nightcap.

In the rolling Hertfordshire countryside, the Oak Hall & Cocktail Bar at the Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel offers the very best in traditional British dining and elegance.

Afternoon Tea at Hanbury Manor

Cambridge Road, Ware, SG12 0SD

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Customer reviews for Afternoon Tea at Hanbury Manor

4.4 (((() (based on 240 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • luxury (69)
  • views (66)
  • romantic (61)
  • lunch (42)
  • value (26)
  • dinner (25)
  • private dining (24)
  • breakfast (17)
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  • child friendly (16)
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  • (**** 16 May 2017 by Melissa Trewin from High Wycombe

    This was a terribly disappointing experience and the venue has gone downhill since we went last year. We make our afternoon treat an annual event and this year we were truly let down. When we arrived we were told to sit at a table which was barely big enough for two people to have drinks at, let alone share our afternoon tea. We were then told we could move to a bigger table (virtually the same size and with the same uncomfortable seats) to which I declined. The final table offered was bigger but the seats were not suitable as they were slouched old wingback chairs. We usually have had our afternoon tea sat at a proper table in the past so this is what we expected. To add to this, not one other person came for afternoon tea the whole time we were there. So we sat in an empty room being shoved on a ridiculous table for nothing! They were badly organised too and did not even know what I had booked when I had left clear instructions.

  • ((((( 14 May 2017 by Gareth Morgan from Hertford

    A real treat, relaxing over an indulgent spread for afternoon tea: finger sandwiches, cream tea with warm scones and delicate, beutifully hand-crafted cakes helped down by Russian Caravan and Lovers Leap Ceylon tea. The fantastic, views across the grounds from the library and comfy window seats were made even more relaxing by the unlimited bubbles. Excellent service and lovely hotel.
    A fantastic way to unwind after a long week - should make it a Friday ritual!

  • ((*** 11 May 2017 by Karen Stores from Hertford

    Service from all the staff was excellent. I have been to tea at hanbury manor for afternoon tea on several occasions and on the last time earlier this year we had to send all our sandwiches back as the bread was very hard and stale. Yesterday we decided to give it another try and we were very disappointed as again the sandwiches were again hard and the fillings were tastless. The open sandwiches of the houmous were not good. Such a shame and it's not cheap. Don't think I will be going back again.

  • ((((( 2 May 2017 by Tracy Selwyn from London Colney

    A feeling of relaxing calm comes over you when you step inside this old Manor House hotel. The restaurant had a beautiful view of the grounds. After toasting my husband's birthday with champagne the main event arrived. The sandwiches were delicious, I especially liked the pickled carrot and humus. I think maybe an egg mayonnaise instead of one of the meat sandwiches would be nice. The scones were lovely and warm and the cake selection was yummy, although we had to take some home as we were all so full. The service was attentive but not intrusive. I would definitely recommend this hotel highly for afternoon tea.

  • ((*** 28 April 2017 by Ian Round from Hertford

    The champagne was excellent and the quality of the food was good but the overall experience was disappointing. For example we had a selection of small cakes but they were all different and therefore we had to work out who was going to eat what. Every other high tea I've experienced has always provided multiples to ensure everyone could eat what they wanted. We also came away feeling slightly hungry which again, is not a sensation I would normally associate with such an occasion.

  • ((((( 27 April 2017 by Gary Parker from Harlow

    Wonderful service, food and location. A 1st class afternoon tea in splendid surroundings with stunning views.

  • ((((( 26 April 2017 by Linda Rappe from Waltham Cross

    Very enjoyable afternoon.Everything was totally very nice.Staff really pleasant and explained what the tea contained.Dining area very clean and pleasant .Enjoyable especially the brioche open sandwiches contains smoked salmon .Very moorish.Would definitely recommend to others .

  • ((((* 23 April 2017 by Gemma Garner-higgins from Bedford

    Lovely scones

  • ((((( 22 April 2017 by Tanya from Hertford

    The best afternoon tea we've had with great service and lovely ambiance. Thank you Hanbury Manor??

  • ((((( 20 April 2017 by Tim Halliday from Goff's Oak

    Plentiful and very tasty food. Outstanding service. Nice they recognised the special occasion.

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