My mum recently celebrated a very special birthday, and as a surprise I booked afternoon tea at Nunsmere Hall Hotel.  The hotel is situated in the heart of Cheshire, and despite driving past many times we had never visited before.  As soon as you enter the grounds of Nunsmere, you know you are somewhere special.

Nunsmere Hall Hotel

Being surrounded by a lake on 3 sides, it really does feel that you have escaped to somewhere magical. You can’t help but gaze at the stunning building and gardens, and once inside I felt like I had stepped into Downton Abbey. We were greeted by the most charming doorman, who showed us into the lounge area where our afternoon tea would be served.

My mum on her 70th birthday

Daughter at Nunsmere Hall

The lounge at Nunsmere Hall Hotel

The lounge at Nunsmere

As it was a glorious day, the French doors were open so you could take in the immaculate gardens. As Katie had come with us (yes it was an all girl affair), she was quickly outside exploring the gardens.

Daughter exploring

Gardens at Nunsmere

Whilst my mum and I were taking in the ambience of Nunsmere, we were served drinks. Coffee and tea for the adults, and a freshly squeezed pineapple juice for Katie. The afternoon tea was served about 30 minutes after our drinks, and wow what an afternoon tea. There were plenty of sandwiches for the 3 of us, all tasting really fresh, and a good selection including ham, cheese and salmon. The best bit about afternoon tea has to be the mini cakes, and there were 3 each, as well as a large warm scone with clotted cream and jam.

Afternoon Tea


Aftenoon Tea cakes

After eating as much as we could (yes we did leave some of the cakes, gasp), we took our coffee outside so we could enjoy the September sunshine.


We spent 3 hours at Nunsmere Hall, and it had been wonderful despite some minor niggles. Our afternoon tea was served without plates, and we had to ask for further hot drinks to be served. But the location and the afternoon tea certainly makes Nunsmere the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion. Happy birthday mum.

I treated my mum to afternoon tea and at £18.50 per person I think this is good value. Thank you Nunsmere.

4 Thoughts on “Enjoying Afternoon Tea at Nunsmere Hall Hotel

  1. Ooh it looks so good I do love afternoon tea its such a treat isn’t it? I hope your Mum had a fab birthday x

  2. Oh my goodness it looks so good. I love little gems like this, so pretty and full of character and the afternoon tea looks delicious. Happy Birthday to your mum 🙂 x
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    • Tracey Williams on September 28, 2016 at 1:15 pm said:

      Aw thanks Tas she had a wonderful birthday. You are right, the hotel is a little gem and only 20 minutes from where we live. I wonder if I can hint to the husband that I would love to stay the night x

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