For my Birthday me & a few special ladies in my life headed for a lovely afternoon tea at Colwick Hall near Nottingham. The grounds at Colwick Hall are amazing, it would make for a lovely little retreat or an amazing wedding venue as I always think when at these country halls, but we were heading to the newly renovated Byron's Brasserie.
Rather than going into the main hall you head through the arches to the East wing of the building and that's where you will find Byron's, a restaurant, coffee lounge and bar all in one that makes a perfect spot for any of the above. When you walk through the doors you are met by the bar and lounge area, although the ornate decor lends itself to the period of the hall it feels bright, clean and modern which is way more my style.
Through another little arch and you are in the main restaurant which follows the same style and is surrounded buy huge sash windows, even more my style. We each shared the Afternoon Tea, even though its supposed to be for two, I'm sure four people could definitely share as there was more than enough for that.
The top layer, was desserts, scones and a little fruit jelly. The jelly was lovely, I actually tried to recreate them for a BBQ a few days later. For more savoury fan like myself they also had, chicken and bacon wraps, salmon wraps, quiche and a selection of sandwiches.
The service was really good and nothing was too much trouble, endless pots and tea and were happy to answer questions about the area and the restaurant itself as it is a new addition to Colwick Hall. I think on a sunny day it would be lovely to go for a cup of tea and then have a walk around the hotel and grounds as I'm sure they'd be happy to show you and there is way more than we even had time to explore.
I will definitely be heading back in the future for another Country House adventure.