A lovely Afternoon tea at The Bristol Hotel
I wasn’t going to write a post on my afternoon tea at the Bristol Hotel as I went there as a catch up with some Bristol bloggers as that I went to Castellon in Spain on a press trip 1 year ago, but I was really impressed so have decided to do a quick post.
As I wasn’t planning anything this is going to be short and sweet (sweet… get it afternoon tea = sweet stuff….) I didnt even take any photos apart from one for my Insta stories but hey I was with bloggers who were happily snapping away, so my photos were taken by Heather on her travels.
I have never actually been inside the Bristol Hotel I have walked past the hotel many times, it is in a prime location on the Bristol Harbour but just never had the chance to go in. Why it has taken me so long I dont know as it was a lovely hotel.
It is next to an NCP car park which is expensive but then most parking in Bristol is. I would recommend getting a bus if you can as it is within short distance to lots of bus stops and then there no stress of parking and more money to spend on cake. It is also only a 15-minute walk from temple meads train station.
I only saw the Shore Cafe Bar area and the lobby but from what I saw I was so impressed, such comfortable seating amazing staff and I loved the tea cups and tea pots very chic.
One thing that did impress me were the toilets they were amazingly clean and smelt lush not that I go around smelling ladies’ rooms, but I do like a nice toilet. I am digressing a little but I just drank a pot and half of English breakfast so I was glad the toilets were clean empty and close.
There was a lovely huge glass front overlooking the harbour which makes this a perfect place to meet with friends or even sit on your own and watch the boats go by (well the Bristol ferry at least)
I couldn’t get over how friendly the staff where they made it such a pleasant afternoon.
So, what did we eat, well the afternoon tea came with sandwiches and cakes, all fresh and excellent quality. They are not overly huge I dont like too much food being put in front of me it makes me full before I have even started but its def an afternoon tea you can share with someone. Bristol has some great places for Afternoon teas.
We had a selection egg, ham, cucumber and salmon finger sandwiches on white and brown bread.
Traditional plain and fruit scones with cream and jam and a selection of cakes including pistachio macaroon Victoria sponge chocolate cake and a lemon posset with tasty honeycomb.
A good selection of different teas including English breakfast green tea and peppermint and various coffees, and they even had soya milk.
It was such a lovely afternoon spending it in beautiful surroundings with great friends and of course cake I just had to do a little post, now I have been once I will be going back to try some more of their food so watch this space.
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Have you had an afternoon tea in Bristol I would love to hear about it, actually an afternoon tea anywhere as I do travel around a bit and can always fit tea and cake into my plans.