‘Tis the season to for over-indulgence on delicious treats and festive fare.
What better way to treat yourself than with a selection of savoury and sweet delights, served up with a cuppa or a glass of bubbly? If you are looking for a fancy and satisfying way to toast the season, these festive afternoon teas across the North East are sure to hit the spot.
5. The Sea Hotel, South Shields
Sandwiches include roast turkey and cranberry, honey roast ham and mustard, and poached salmon and cucumber, served alongside an assortment of festive cakes, tea, coffee or prosecco. Available 29 Nov - 31 Dec. From 13.95 GBP Photo: Google
6. The Vermont Hotel, Newcastle
Tuck into an array of treats in the sumptuous lounge, Redwood bar or The Maven restaurant, with its wonderful views of the Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside, from 1 to 24 December. 19.95 GBP Photo: Google
7. Grand Hotel, Sunderland
Enjoy being serenaded by carol singers as you dine on Christmas Eve (12.30pm and 4.30pm sittings), with an assortment of sandwiches on the menu, plus Christmas fudge, mince pies, fruit scones, cakes and prosecco. 15.00 GBP Photo: Google
8. Raby Castle, County Durham
Available on select dates in December, toast the season at this enchanting castle in front of a roaring fire with a selection of sandwiches, homemade cakes, scones and freshly brewed tea. 25.00 GBP Photo: Shutterstock