We had a trip to walk the length of Jesmond dene and booked afternoon tea at the Jesmond Dene House Hotel to end off the day.
We arrived at a beautiful building and were greeted by welcoming staff to be shown to our table in a very nice room with the walls decorated with some interesting prints etc.
Afternoon tea consisted of a selection of finger sandwiches, various scones, clotted cream, preserves and butter along with cakes on a three tier server. Very tasty tea and coffee was also provided.
The sandwiches were very tasty and perfectly presented; the scones went down well with the clotted cream and strawberry preserve.
Macaroons were perfect as were the chocolate cakes but I think we all found the very tasty and unusual strawberry cake had a gelatinous coating that was just a bit too sweet, however the cake itself could not be faulted.
The staff were very attentive and helpful and wanted us to enjoy the experience.
In all, a good walk giving lots of exercise followed by a rest , a nice rich mans afternoon tea and a cake box to take away.
A bit pricey for a lot of people but well worth a visit to this hidden gem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A grand house with contemporary style, a leafy setting near the heart of the city. Jesmond Dene House is neither a townhouse nor a country house hotel. It's simply 40 well-designed bedrooms and suites in a richly historic building offering understated luxury and rather good food. Overlooking the wooded valley of Jesmond Dene, the privately owned hotel guarantees peace, escapism and a refreshing change. Newcastle's city centre, however, is only a five-minute drive. The hotel recently received 4 red stars and the AA Hotel of the Year 2008-2009. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jesmond Dene House Hotel Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Jesmond Dene Hotel
- Hotel Jesmond Dene