For Mothers Day me & my sister clubbed together and bought my Mum vouchers for Afternoon Tea at Chewton Glen.
Chewton Glen is a 5 Star Hotel & Spa located in The New Forest. Built in the early 18th Century the house is simply gorgeous, high ceilings, beautiful decor and glorious gardens.
We picked a perfect day to go as it was sunny, but not too hot. We were first seated in the house but asked to sit in the gardens to take advantage of the lovely view. Our table overlooked the heated outdoor pool and also all of the garden. There were a few other couples and families also having lunch and the atmosphere was great.
We were served by a waiter by the name of Kristian - he was everything you would hope for... friendly, knowledgeable with a hint of humour! Me & my sister don't drink tea but there was no problem in bringing us a pot of hot chocolate instead, we also requested no fish sandwiches (I have an irrational fear of fish!) which wasn't a problem either!
When the sandwiches and cakes arrived they looked and tasted DELICIOUS!!! The bread was unbelievably fresh and the fillings were perfect. The cakes were all individually crafted and were all so different - macaroons, chocolate mousse... they were very sweet and we couldn't finish them but they gave us a little box to take them home in!
Once we finished lunch we had a wander around the grounds, the lawn was so perfectly green and everyone was having a great time playing croquet! Inside the house was quiet due to the good weather but it meant we got to have a cheeky glimpse at all the rooms... me and my sister agreed it is the perfect wedding location!
Check out their website HERE where you can look at prices for a lovely lunch, and night away of an indulgent spa day - I couldn't recommend it enough!