The luxurious Merchant Hotel has launched a new Afternoon Tea experience.

Launched ahead of Rose Week, guests can look forward to enjoying the elegant experience of scones, delicate finger sandwiches and floral-inspired cakes and pastries including a raspberry and rose chocolate sphere and a praline and earl grey blue flower macaroon, over the summer months at the five-star hotel.

6 July 2016 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye.

As well as the extensive menu of teas on offer, guests can add an extra special touch to the experience with a glass of Valdo Rosé Prosecco Floral Edition 2016.  The Champagne Floral Afternoon Tea is priced from £32.50 per person.

BLOOMING LOVELY… Model Caoimhe Wallace enjoys a tasty treat as

Sarah Jamison, Head Pastry Chef at The Merchant Hotel, helped create the new Afternoon Tea menu. She told us:

“The idea behind the Floral Afternoon Tea is to emphasise the season we are now in and to showcase how gentle summer flavours can enhance our decadent, yet delicate, patisserie.

“We use a mixture of floral flavours and fresh flowers to create the patisserie served as part of the tea.  The flavours are selected so they don’t overpower the main ingredients and fresh flowers such as marigolds and violas are also used as a garnish.”

Check out the menu below!

BLOOMING LOVELY… Model Caoimhe Wallace enjoys a tasty treat as
Floral Afternoon Tea menu:


A selection of sandwiches including;

Confit leg, roast chicken breast, watercress

Smoked beef, tomato and gem lettuce

Ham and mouli remoulade

Free range eggs with mustard cress

Smoked salmon with citrus butter


Lemon cake

Freshly baked plain and fruit scone

Devonshire clotted cream, strawberry preserve


Assortment of cakes and pastries including;

Raspberry and rose chocolate sphere

Yuzu and mango crèmeux

Strawberry and vanilla tartlet, lemon verbena

Salted caramel and jivara gateaux

Praline and Early Grey blue flower macaroon


Extensive menu of teas offered


Monday- Friday £32.50 per person

Saturday-Sunday £39.50 per person

Accompanied by a glass of white or pink champagne. Food allergies can be catered for.

For further information or to book, contact The Merchant Hotel on 02890 234888 or visit Check out the full menu here.

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