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Cake, Champagne and countryside views – introducing a luxury Matfen Hall afternoon tea

The afternoon tea in Northumberland that you really need to try.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 19.07.2023

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There’s nothing more refined than a catch-up over Britain’s tastiest of traditions with your nearest and dearest, right?

And after trying our fair share, we can confirm that an afternoon tea at Matfen Hall really does give us the ultimate taste of luxury and feels like a relaxing country retreat away from our busy everyday lives.

Nestled in the heart of Northumberland countryside and set in over 300 acres of enchanting parkland and rich in heritage, Matfen Hall has a range of stunning rooms, plenty of dining destinations, a spa and fitness suite and a championship golf course.

After the grand Northumberland hotel’s recent multi-million-pound refurbishment, now Matfen Hall has recently opened their exclusive afternoon tea lounge, The Orangery, where professional Pastry Chef Richard Winfield provides you with flavours that are both familiar and exciting.

So, there’s no better time to treat yourself to an afternoon of indulgence than now…


You’ll get that wow factor as soon as you walk into The Orangery. With views of Matfen Hall’s vast parkland and Northumberland countryside, you’ll instantly feel relaxed and it allows you to escape to a world far away from your busy daily life.

The Orangery’s light and bright atmosphere can be enjoyed by everyone stepping through its doors. Offering a warm welcome, this beautiful dining destination invites you to chill out and catch up with your loved ones over a selection of savoury delights and delicious, sweet treats. You can only expect the most attentive and high-quality service here as the dedicated, welcoming and friendly team ensure that your cup is never empty.


Indulge yourself in a highly finished selection of delicious pastries and desserts, as Pastry Chef Richard Winfield provides you with your favourite flavours aswell as some new fusions. And why not upgrade with a glass of Laurent-Perrier Champagne?

The talented pastry team have remained faithful to the classic combination of finger sandwiches, homemade scones and sweet pastries. From praline and milk chocolate cubes to vanilla scones complete with homemade jam and clotted cream and smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwiches, this afternoon tea in Northumberland is made with ingredients sourced locally, skilfully prepared and served fresh each day.

These delicious savoury and sweet goods are accompanied by your choice of Newby Tea or Café Du Monde Coffee or if you really want to enjoy yourself why not upgrade your afternoon tea with serving flight of Laurent-Perrier Champagne?

Afternoon Tea – £35.00pp

Served with a choice of tea, coffee and a glass of prosecco.


Champagne Afternoon Tea£50pp

Served with a glass of Laurent-Perrier harmony.


Indulgent Champagne Afternoon Tea – £60pp

Served with a tasting flight of Laurent Perrier harmony, Laurent Perrier cuvée and Laurent Perrier rosé.


HLN TOP TIP: Maften Hall offers a chauffeur service for addresses within 20 miles radius of the hotel – perfect if you want a drink or would prefer a relaxing journey.


Disclaimer: Please do make a member of the team aware if you have any allergies or dietary requirements – allergen information is available on request. Reasonable substitutions will be accommodated where practical.

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